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Greenline Capital

Greenline Capital surpasses $1m funded to help cannabis retailers expand

Greenline POS is pleased to announce its financing service, Greenline Capital, has surpassed $1M in funding for its Canadian cannabis retail customers. The success of the Greenline Capital financing platform is in its ability to provide fast and simple access to short-term capital for cannabis retailers using Greenline software. Greenline Capital is supported by Merchant […] ...

eCommerce for cannabis retail

The importance of e-commerce for cannabis retailers

The internet has transformed the way we buy things online. Information is accessible with a few taps on our phone screens, and purchasing is increasingly frictionless. As a result, brick-and-mortar retailers are forced to compete online as well as in-store. Cannabis is no exception. At Greenline, we want cannabis retailers to have everything they need […] ...

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What retailers and budtenders need to consider for hiring, training, and ...

Attracting talent to the cannabis industry Retailers need to be clear from the start with a standardized process in place when they first interview for a budtender role, or any role for the company, so they can set expectations. Retailers can define what their brand is, their mission and goals, and give clear instructions on […] ...

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 […] ...

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GoodVibes

Technology, community, and good vibes drive cannabis retail success in rural Alberta

“The decision to go ahead with Greenline was a very positive transition. The sales and onboarding teams have so much personalism and help me with everything. Support is very quick and compliance reporting is easy. All in all, it’s pretty effortless.”

LUCID

Culture is key to retail success for Lucid Cannabis

“I like using Greenline’s ‘Sales by category’ report, you’re able to see each category and the volume of sales for it, you can see where your quantity growth is, which categories are moving, and which ones have better margins than others.”

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.”

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.