Ganjaprenuer Covers Leaf Logix Expansion

Leaf Logix Expands to 27th U.S. Market, Experiences Explosive Growth

Seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning solution covers all operational needs for cannabis businesses

September 6, 2018 (New York, NY) — Leaf Logix, a seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution covering the full vertical of operational needs for cannabis businesses, has expanded to 27 U.S. markets, including 25 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Leaf Logix software solutions range from point-of-sale, business-to-business wholesale distribution, e-commerce, cultivation, processing & manufacturing, reporting, and more.

Oklahoma is the latest U.S. market for Leaf Logix on the heels of the company’s recent global expansion into Africa and South America. The company has expanded rapidly since the start of 2018 as evidenced by continuous double-digit, month-over-month revenue growth.

In addition to integrating with many of the main tech providers in the cannabis space as well as state regulatory compliance software providers, such as Metrc and BioTrack, Leaf Logix has experienced zero platform service disruptions since its inception in 2015. All Leaf Logix products are designed to accommodate multi-license enterprises serving recreational & medical cannabis, hemp, and CBD businesses, and can be run on Apple or Android devices. Leaf Logix cloud-based software is housed on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, offering unparalleled security and convenience.

Leaf Logix founder and CEO, James Minutello, has worked in supply chain logistics for more than 25 years and has a successful track record of building high growth tech and logistics companies which were then purchased in high profile acquisitions by existing public companies such as Priceline and Li & Fung.

“Cannabis facilities face extraordinary challenges when running their businesses, and it is our goal to make compliance and business management needs as seamless as possible,” explains James Minutello, CEO of Leaf Logix. “Our team has been hard at work and we are grateful for the opportunity to help cannabis businesses as they prosper and grow, often into multi-license and multi-state operations.”

Leafly Partners with Leaf Logix to Provide Point-of-Sale Integration for Cannabis Dispensaries

Leafly and Leaf Logix integration allows for real-time dispensary menu updates
SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2018

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Leafly, the world’s leading source for consumers to find cannabis, has partnered with Leaf Logix, a cutting-edge, cloud-based seed-to-sale ERP solution for cannabis businesses, to streamline dispensary menu updates, including inventory and price. Dispensaries utilizing Leaf Logix’s point-of-sales system to update menus will experience automatic updates on Leafly’s site, which sees more than 16 million visits each month. Leaf Logix is the first partner to integrate against Leafly’s menu sync API.

“Displaying accurate, real-time inventory is crucial to dispensary operations. Leafly is excited to support dispensaries by integrating with Leaf Logix’s point-of-sales technology,” said Jason Makuch, Chief Product Officer at Leafly. “Leafly is constantly adding new features to create the optimal experience for customers and patients.”

“Updating multiple menus with the latest inventory and pricing is a time-consuming task for every dispensary team. By integrating their Leaf Logix POS with Leafly, staff can eliminate the double duty of manually updating multiple menus and increase productivity,” said James Minutello, CEO of Leaf Logix. “With this partnership, dispensary staff save time and improve operations.”

LeafLogix currently operates in 27 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico with zero service interruptions, creating an optimal user experience. By partnering with Leaf Logix, visitors to Leafly’s menu pages can be sure they’re viewing the most up-to-date inventory and pricing information for their local dispensary. To learn more about Leafly, visit http://www.leafly.com.

SOURCE Leafly Holdings, Inc

Springbig adds Leaf Logix as 5th New POS Provider in 2018

August 13, 2018 (Boca Raton, FL) – Springbig, an innovator in loyalty marketing technology for the cannabis industry, announced today its partnership with Leaf Logix, a cutting-edge, cloud-based seed-to-sale ERP solution for cannabis businesses. Leaf Logix services three continents and 25 states as well as D.C., and Puerto Rico,  integrates with all regulatory compliance software providers and has experienced zero service disruptions. This is springbig’s fifth partnership this year with the preeminent POS systems in the Cannabis industry (a total of six integrations with industry leading POS Systems), bringing the company’s services to over 1.35 million customers, establishing springing as one the largest and most respected providers of customer loyalty tools in the space.

Springbig, which uses SMS, loyalty marketing, and other tools to encourage repeat business for cannabis retailers, has integrated its technology with the point-of-sale and compliance platform, allowing retailers using LeafLogix to easily implement customer loyalty and retention programs. Additionally, Leaf Logix’s presence in newly regulated New Jersey gives springbig a footprint in this growth state.

With this integration, Leaf Logix retailers are able to market to customers with the most effective, precise, and efficient loyalty technology available in the cannabis sector. Additionally, springbig’s platform allows these retailers to build and communicate with their customer base in real-time with springbig’s proprietary and simple self-serve marketing communication tools. Retailers can do this all tablet-free, a feature available only on the springbig platform, creating a seamless transaction for customers and retailers alike.

“We are excited about our latest partnership. Leaf Logix customers have already started implementing our best-in-class digital communications platform which has enabled them to drive traffic into their stores within hours of launching their targeted SMS campaigns through our easy-to-use portal.”

– Jeffrey Harris, founder, and CEO of Springbig

“We are looking forward to seeing these retailers continue to see the benefit from the ROI and lift in spending that our platform provides them.”

“As our business continues to grow throughout the country, we are excited to partner with springbig to offer our retailers their best-in-class marketing and loyalty capabilities,” says James Minutello, CEO of Leaf Logix. “We have seen our dispensary partners gain immediate results with springbig’s technology and we are happy to support retailers in this way.”

For more information about integrating springbig with Leaf Logix, please contact info@springbig.com. For media inquiries contact, rosie@rosiemattiopr.com.

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Cannabis Dispensary Mag Interview:

5 Order Fulfillment Tips for Your Dispensary

Originally posted:Cannabis Dispensary Mag
August 2, 2018
Melissa Schiller

Leaf Logix’s James Minutello outlines his advice for a compliant and streamlined order fulfillment process.

Between navigating the tangle of regulations and keeping up with internal inventory tracking, order fulfillment can be a challenging prospect for dispensaries. Here, James Minutello, founder and CEO of Leaf Logix, a seed-to-sale software platform for the cannabis industry, offers his tips for getting customers the products they want.

1. Know your state and local regulations, and always be compliant.

As with most aspects of running a cannabis business, order fulfillment processes are often regulated at the state and local level, Minutello says. Across the board, many retailers only accept cash payments, and any online ordering is driven by customers still going to the store to make payments and pick up the products.

Another common thread is traceability, Minutello adds. All products sold—and the price for which they sold—must be tracked so that state tax payments can be monitored and followed. Age and patient verifications must also be conducted, both through the company’s  website at the time of order for online ordering and again at the time of pick-up or delivery, Minutello says.

Municipalities may also have their own requirements, he adds. “It’s really the same as the state level except the local municipalities just want their own hand in the mix,” he says. “They want their own reporting. They want their district to feel comfortable with the process.”

For delivery services, operators should pay close attention to the laws in each municipality, he adds, to ensure they are not in violation of a local ordinance on the way to their destination. “Just as an example, they may cross through a municipality that doesn’t allow commercial cannabis delivery or they may exceed a local limit on carried inventory in one municipality versus another,” Minutello says. “So, if the driver gets pulled over in the wrong zip code, they could be facing fines or whatever the state deems adequate, which could be worse.”

2. Use one integrated system.

Dispensaries should use one system that integrates every piece of the inventory management puzzle, Minutello says, including processing, order fulfillment, distribution, point of sale and delivery services.

“If that vertical workflow is integrated, that’s a major asset because the systems don’t have to speak to outside systems,” he says. “They have enough of that required with the state and so forth, but internally within a company, you want to have an integrated system.”

This system should be electronic, Minutello adds. “That entire process should be captured electronically for state compliance, visibility and just general streamlined efforts so you’re reducing labor and not finding a needle in a haystack amongst systems.”

3. Use an electronic and sync-able process.

“Managing the state requirements, which very often are complex, is really done through an electronic process that is an [application programming interface (API)] between the data coming in and what goes in through their system,” Minutello says.

Manual processes can lead to disjointed data due to human error, he says, and they can also be incredibly labor-intensive and time-consuming. Electronic systems, like the one provided by Leaf Logix, offers checks and balances to eliminate errors, and produces a balance report of any unacceptable variances at the end of each work day, Minutello says.

Electronic order fulfillment systems should also be synced with the state’s tracking systems, such as Metrc or MJ Freeway, as well as the dispensary’s menu boards and online ordering systems.

“From a customer experience and workflow perspective, it’s important that the dispensaries are able to sync their inventory with the public-facing menus in real time,” Minutello says. “[Leaf Logix syncs] in real time, and between the dispensary’s website and third-party directories—marketplaces—it can be easy for the dispensary to display inaccurate menu data and accept orders for pickup or delivery that never end up being fulfilled. They cannot be fulfilled with the inaccuracies. This can lead also to damage to your brand and very poor customer experience.”

Dispensaries should also be able to track inventory that has been pulled for pre-orders, so in-store customers cannot inadvertently purchase products that are being held for pick-up or delivery.

“[With] our system, for example, once something goes into the [online] shopping cart, it’s simultaneously out of the inventory, so a [retailer] never has to explain, ‘We thought we had that inventory, [but] we do not any longer,’” Minutello says.

4. Consider a separate register or process for pre-orders.

If possible, dispensaries should facilitate pre-orders through an e-commerce interface that is powered by the business’s point-of-sale software, Minutello says.

“The inventory that is available [for pre-order should be pulled] directly from your store’s inventory in real-time, as I mentioned, and your orders [should be] seated directly into your point of sale, which is holding them in pre-order, in a pre-order queue for pick-up and delivery,” he says. “That’s held for the party that’s getting the delivery or that’s going to pick it up, and again, it prevents the uneasiness of customer service having to explain and apologize, and also the customer [is] getting what they want, when they want it.”

Retailers should consider having a separate register or system for accepting and processing pre-orders to streamline the process, he adds.

And pre-orders don’t just have to be taken online, he says—they can also be accepted by store employees using mobile devices. A customer can look at the menu, ask questions and give their order to the designated pre-order employee, who then inputs it on the mobile device, and when the customer gets to the register, the budtender has the order pre-packaged and ready to go.

5. Choose a reputable software provider.

The No. 1 piece of order fulfillment advice Minutello offers to dispensaries is to choose a reputable software provider.

“Choose a reputable software provider that can provide solutions that actually streamline the process electronically … and allows the company to focus on the sale of the products while still staying compliant,” he says. “It’s as simple as using integrated solutions so you have accurate data—real time data—[that’s] processed with the state in an efficient manner.”

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