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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 […] ...

The Local Cannabist - Alberta

7 common misconceptions by new Canadian cannabis retailers

New independent cannabis retailers frequently go through a variety of concerns and focus on the wrong things before they begin live operations. In our experience working with licensed retailers in Canada, these are the top 7 misconceptions that retailers encounter. 1. Planning for customer labels per sale at recreational stores. This misconception stems from the medical […] ...

Save time with Greenline POS

How your cannabis POS system can save you time

In a fast-paced, ever-changing retail environment, it’s important your POS system understands your store’s workflows to save you time. In this article, we’ll go over 5 ways Greenline POS can save your staff hours every week in operational costs. Automatic provincial product imports Within a product’s lifecycle in a store, the process of product management […] ...

Greenline does not monetize your data

Greenline’s stance on data privacy

Your data is important. Data is a valuable resource, and the creators of that data always deserve to know where it goes and how it’s used. Greenline does not monetize customer data. As a business, our revenues are generated as a function of delivering value to our retail customers, and not as a function of […] ...

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BC’s new recreational cannabis home delivery and security changes are a ...

Thanks to the efforts of numerous behind-the-scenes cannabis industry advocates, including the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers ...

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.