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Lot number barcodes

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 […] ...

data privacy

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 […] ...

proactive audits

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 […] ...

Greenline Purchase Order

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 […] ...

The Local Cannabist - POS

What to look for when shopping for Cannabis POS software

Choosing the correct cannabis POS software is essential for smooth daily operations and cannabis retail licence security. Here are some tips to identify what software best suits your location and unique business needs. 1. Design and usability Intuitive POS system layouts lead to smoother sales flows and faster customer service. The best POS systems are […] ...

Greenline financing

Greenline Capital

Financing solutions for cannabis retailers to scale their businesses One of the biggest barriers to growth for cannabis retailers is access to capital. At Greenline, we understand that the Canadian cannabis industry is not high risk. Retailers sell highly regulated products in government licensed locations with predictable high demand, however, the banking and finance industries […] ...

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.