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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 […] ...

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A guide to Canadian cannabis barcodes, and how your store can best prepar ...

Managing cannabis products can seem straightforward at first, but things change when you receive your first shipment of legal cannabis in their respective packaging. The packages will look something like the above. The barcode below is what is known as a GS1 stacked databar, or a lot-tracked barcode. The lot-tracked barcode is a superset of […] ...

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Cannabis Retail Data Security

Cannabis retail data security is critical for the smooth day to day operations of a cannabis store. Losing client data can cripple customer verification systems. Not only does losing data throw a wrench into daily operations, it also lowers client trust. Nobody likes having their personal information and government ID’s leaked onto the internet. Securing data […] ...

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Proactive vs. Reactive Inventory Audits

Cannabis Inventory Audits Greenline has seen both proactive and reactive inventory audits in action with live cannabis retailers, and it pays to be proactive with inventory accuracy. To better understand the difference, here is what that means: (Reactive) An issue or discrepancy is found which prompts an inventory audit (Proactive) Scheduled stock audits that identify discrepancies before […] ...

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AGLC, BC LDB, AGCO receipt email imports with Greenline

When we talk about what takes the most time when managing a cannabis retail POS system, we consistently hear the same thing: “We want purchase ordering to be faster” Greenline has a feature for exactly that – receipt email imports. Here’s how it works: Download your AGLC, BC LDB, or AGCO confirmation receipt email Upload […] ...

Case studies

See how Greenline helps stores succeed.

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Copper Island Cannabis Co.
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.

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Peaceleaf | Cannabis4Less
Alberta

“The new ‘THC/CBD per location feature’ in Greenline is a huge improvement – not just for customers, but for all the staff too.”

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Pop’s Cannabis
Ontario

“It’s a really easy platform to teach someone how to use. The one comment that we constantly hear from our budtenders is how everything is so easy to find in the system.”

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.