Buy Now, Pay Later - Is it the New Normal in the eCommerce Industry?

E-Commerce Tech and the Future of Dispensaries

The e-commerce sector is booming and it has allowed a wide variety of businesses to launch platforms and find success, even during a time of global crisis. More and more people choose to shop online instead of going to stores because it’s a lot more convenient. 

However, the transition to e-commerce is not as straightforward in some sectors as it is in others. For example, the cannabis sector experienced many different challenges and limitations in the online marketplace. 

Leading social media platforms imposed advertising restrictions on them, which kept online dispensaries from growing as they should. Then, the Farm Bill was introduced in 2018, and it made it a lot easier for cannabis companies to thrive in the online space. 

Online dispensaries provide many benefits not only for customers, but also for companies that want to find success, so let’s discuss these advantages in a bit more detail. 

Customer Interaction

Many people think that customer interaction in the online space suffers a lot. However, that’s not true. There are many available tools that can help businesses have flawless communication with customers and guarantee their satisfaction. 

For instance, social media platforms allow businesses to run multiple product campaigns at a time and build weekly or monthly plans with a content-driven approach. Educating viewers on the product will inspire trust and allow the product to gain traction so it can successfully convert customers and increase sales. 


Traditional methods of purchasing cannabis have suffered greatly, especially in the last few years. Not to mention that many people choose not to go out to local dispensaries in this COVID-19 world. However, a business needs a base of returning customers to survive. 

That’s why having an e-commerce platform becomes vital. It allows the business to grow and reach more people. You can find a good online dispensary in Canada and elsewhere and have the products delivered right to your doorstep. 

Greater Scalability

Only having a local dispensary won’t allow you to expand outside of your local demographics. If you want to do that, sticking to brick-and-mortar stores will limit the scalability of your business. You need to be a bit more unconventional and think outside of the box. 

An e-commerce store opens a lot of possibilities for your business. For example, you can link up with local delivery vendors and collaborate to multiply your numbers and serve customers on a global scale. 


The cannabis market has gone through an important shift and it has been difficult for many to survive. But by embracing online stores and e-commerce platforms, cannabis businesses can expand their scalability and reachability to succeed. 

If you need more information on online dispensaries and you want to learn how to find a good one in Canada, this will be helpful!

About RJ Frometa

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