Terms of service

If you are a wine professional, you can become a member of Wine Trade Market.

  1. Simply complete the form on the website to set up an account.
  2. After examining your application, we will validate your account.
  3. This will enable you to finalise your registration and choose a password.
  4. Wine Trade Market reserves the right not to accept an application for registration if your company’s criteria do not meet our requirements.
  5. The supporting documents (company registration certificate Kbis issued in the last 3 months; up-to-date articles of the association; list of shareholders; identity document for the head of the company) must be provided to our financial partner, Mangopay, by uploading them at the time of registering or onto the “my account/my KYC documents”.
  6. The Wine Trade Market platform is free to use in its current configuration.
  7. We reserve the right to add pay options in the future.
  8. The platform is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  9. Shipments will only be able to be made on business days in France, from 8 am to 8 pm (Paris time – GMT+1)

YOU ARE A VENDOR

  1. Your wines must be stored on the “Place de Bordeaux” marketplace.
  2. They must be merchantable.
  3. You undertake to specify any relevant information (wear to the crate, level of the wines, etc.) concerning your offers, and whether those offers are subject to the RFSE regime (suspension of customs duties for exports).
  4. Wine Trade Market undertakes to check the quality of the packaging of the wines and the weight for crates or cartons.
  5. Wine Trade Market cannot be held liable for the quality of wines or their organoleptic defects.
  6. Recognised professionals selling on the site will be liable themselves.
  7. If it were to be found that the wines offered for sale were not their property or were fakes, Wine Trade Market would not be liable in any way and it would join any resulting legal action that may be brought.
  8. Offers may be placed online either by adding them manually or by uploading a file of offers (.xls).
  9. Labels on the packaging must be kept to a minimum and identify only the consignee, Wine Trade Market, and not the consignor, in order to preserve anonymity.
  10. Wine Trade Market may, where necessary, against payment and with your agreement, organise the cleaning of crates.
  11. You may remove or modify an offer whenever you wish.
  12. You undertake to remove any offer if you have sold the wine off the platform.
  13. Once sold, your wines must be available for collection by Wine Trade Market and its logistics partner within 48 hours, for inspection.
  14. You undertake to accept Wine Trade Market’s terms of purchase, i.e. payment by bank transfer within 96 hours of collecting the wines and submission of your invoice to Wine Trade Market.
  15. If, after inspection, Wine Trade Market decides that the wines are not merchantable, Wine Trade Market reserves the right to cancel the transaction.
  16. All operations are anonymous.

YOU ARE A BUYER

 

  1. All orders placed on the site are considered as firm, subject to availability.
  2. Wine Trade Market undertakes to confirm availability as quickly as possible and to send you the invoice for the transaction.
  3. You must make the payment by bank transfer to Wine Trade Market’s financial partner at the latest by the end of the business day following the date of receiving the payment order.
  4. This payment will be held in escrow for up to 96 hours, until your purchase is collected from the vendor, inspected by Wine Trade Market and made available at 10 rue Descartes, Blanquefort. If the wines do not pass the logistics inspection, the transaction will be cancelled and your transfer refunded.
  5. For a supplementary payment, Wine Trade Market can deliver your order directly to your warehouse.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS.

  1. Transactions, in Euros, are payable by the buyer.
  2. The website’s remuneration consists of a buyer commission of 3% of the amount of the transaction.
  3. Logistics operations – transport, inspection, cross-docking – are invoiced to the buyer at €5 a crate.
  4. If, following inspection, the crates have to be cleaned by Wine Trade Market, or if the wines are found not to be merchantable, a penalty of up to 0.5% of the value of the wines may be charged to the vendor.