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Greenline POS hardware

An introduction to POS hardware

What is in a POS system? Point of sale hardware is complex and touches almost every aspect of your workflows. Before operations begin, prospective cannabis retail owners might think of hardware as simply being a POS terminal with receipt printers, but there’s a lot more to it and compatible, easy-to-use hardware effectively helps to streamline […] ...

Canadian cannabis retail licensing

How to get cannabis retail licensing in Canada

In only 3 years since legalization, Canada has grown its recreational cannabis retail store count to ~2277. When you first set out to apply for a physical cannabis retail store licence, it’s essential to keep the next steps in mind, even before you’ve made it through the licensing application requirements. There are many facets to […] ...

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Moving your data to another POS system successfully

Why you might want to switch cannabis POS systems? As cannabis retail owners understand, cannabis POS systems are not decisions to be made lightly. They not only cost money (with monthly prices often being higher than that of free or generic POS systems), but also take substantial amounts of time to set up, understand, and […] ...

Licensed Producers

What we’re looking forward to in the cannabis industry

by Albert Kim, co-founder and CEO of Greenline POS At Greenline POS our mission is to help cannabis retailers grow and succeed through building compliant retail point of sale software. We spend a lot of time looking at where the market is now and trying to see where things are headed. We’ve all been through […] ...

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Greenline launches Weedmaps live menu integration

Greenline is pleased to announce its online menu integration with Weedmaps, a leading online listings marketplace for cannabis consumers and businesses. The Weedmaps live menu integration will allow Greenline customers to update product menus in real time on Weedmaps so there won’t be the need to update multiple menus, simplifying the process for both cannabis […] ...

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Lot tracking for Canadian cannabis retailers

What is lot tracking? Cannabis producers are required to track which lot (also known as batch) a cannabis product came from. Regulators can use that information to trace information such as: When was this plant grown? Where was it grown from? How old is the plant? The final packaged product contains a lot identifier so […] ...

Case studies

See how Greenline helps stores succeed.

Capturing Eden

Capturing Eden elevates the cannabis consumer experience with education

“The POS searchability has been a great functionality for our budtenders. Previously, they used the kiosk, or the online menu, now they’re able to feel like they know their stock. When an order comes in, or when someone comes in and asks us what ounces are available, it’s beautiful to be able to sort by gram.”

Sativa Bliss

Sativa Bliss follows the path to cannabis retail success in Ontario

“I like to tell businesses to keep it simple, especially when you want to grow into multi-store, you’ve got to keep your system the simplest possible. Greenline is simple and easy to use, and that’s what I think software should be.”

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Copper Island Cannabis Company
British Columbia

The inventory and the way the inventory is set up in Greenline is flawless in my opinion, it’s super easy to use. It’s really nice to use software where everything is laid out so clearly and really hard to mess up.

Engineering blog

Why Greenline is the best cannabis POS for integrators

The retail software stack has completely transformed over the past decade. What used to be a messy mix of various disconnected on-premise solutions are now tightly-integrated SaaS platforms that work together to deliver value to retailers. Canadian cannabis retail emerged in a unique environment where complex compliance regulations forced retailers to use the latest dedicated […]

In hindsight: Early engineering decisions at Greenline

Our goal is to share our stories and learnings on building a system that now supports 500+ stores across Canada and processes over $45 million in cannabis retail sales every month. I hope that whether you work at a startup or not, you’ll find stories that you can relate to!

Engineering is messy. Startup engineering is especially so, and I’d argue that if it’s not messy you’re doing it wrong. Speed matters a lot, and it’s impossible to make perfect architectural decisions early on. As a young 20s kid with only 2 years of professional software development under my belt, I did what I knew how to do at the time.