(a)  Each wholesaler shall collect the full amount of the sale price in cash or bona fide check at the time of or prior to delivery of alcoholic beverages to a retailer except as provided in this Rule. No wholesaler shall extend credit for any period of time to any retailer who purchases malt beverages or wine from him.

Note: For purposes of this Section, the term "check" shall include the electronic transfer of funds from a retailer to a wholesaler. Prior to an electronic fund transfer, the retailer shall enter into a written agreement with the wholesaler specifying the terms and conditions for the electronic fund transfer as payment for alcoholic beverages. All such agreements shall provide that the wholesaler may initiate the electronic fund transfer at any time after delivery of alcoholic beverages. The electronic fund transfer must be initiated before the end of the business day following delivery. Any agreement authorizing electronic fund transfers shall be voluntary on the part of all parties. The wholesaler may not bear any share of the retailer's cost related to electronic fund transfers, including costs of information generated by third parties related to such transfers. Nothing in this Rule shall operate to suspend any of the requirements concerning sales tickets and record keeping as provided in Rule .0502 of this Subchapter.

(b)  Collections for sales and deliveries upon military reservations, however, shall not be required at the time of the transaction.

(c)  A route salesman may accept one payment for all deliveries made by him on the same day to the same permittee if deliveries are made to two or more of the permittee's retail premises on the same route. Payment in such cases shall be collected by the salesman for all such deliveries no later than at the last store account on the route. Nothing in this Rule shall be construed to authorize a route salesman to collect payment from a permittee at an office location unless the office is located on the premises where a delivery is made.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100;  18B‑207; 18B‑1116;

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1996; July 1, 1992; May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02T .0604 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 19, 2017.