Leafly, a leading technology platform that helps people find and learn about cannabis, has launched Leafly Pickup in Canada, allowing consumers to browse the menus of participating cannabis retailers, reserve products online, and then pick up and purchase products in-store directly from the retailer.
“Leafly Pickup is truly a consumer-first technology that exists to help people find the cannabis products they want coupled with the information they need to make informed decisions,” said Leafly CEO Tim Leslie in a news release. “We’re proud of the momentum Leafly Pickup has in the U.S. It’s improving the consumer experience and it’s boosting revenue for retail partners. Leafly Pickup is just another way we’re showing Canadians that Leafly is their destination for cannabis discovery and education.”
“Leafly Pickup is the latest example of how we leverage technology to solve business issues in the cannabis value chain – specifically, by increasing consumer access and the appeal of the legal market,” said Jo Vos, managing director of Leafly Canada.
The platform will initially be available at Spiritleaf’s Alberta and Saskatchewan retail cannabis stores, including new flagship locations in Calgary and Edmonton.
Spiritleaf said it has franchise-owned or licensed retail cannabis stores operating in Brooks, Lethbridge, St. Albert, Calgary (Stonegate) and Edmonton (Argyll); Moose Jaw; and Kingston. Spiritleaf’s first corporate-owned retail cannabis stores are expected to open this week in Calgary (Beltline) and Edmonton (Old Strathcona).
“At Spiritleaf, we’re committed to providing customers with a premium experience when they are shopping for cannabis products or making their purchase. Being the first Canadian cannabis retailer to provide customers with the Leafly Pickup experience and enabling customers to reserve their supply in advance of visiting a Spiritleaf store is another example of how we are positioning our company to be an industry leader and a trusted source in the recreational cannabis marketplace,” said Darren Bondar, President and CEO of Inner Spirit Holdings.
Canada is the first country to offer the service outside the United States, where it was launched in March 2018.