Over one-third of California’s delivery services use WebJoint, the industry’s leading software provider. We’re the only company offering a software platform that’s specifically designed to boost cannabis delivery revenue.
As a result of our cannabis delivery technology, we hope to provide operators with complete autonomy. With the help of revenue-generating solutions, businesses can grow quickly and sustainably.
Using our platform, we can establish a three-way connection between cannabis brands, their customers, and retail delivery services, all in one place. Our team will help you test new markets and scale on a local, regional, and statewide level using our cannabis direct-to-consumer platform.
It’s not just our system that makes WebJoint a great fit for the cannabis market: We’re a part of it. Let us take a moment to highlight this rapidly expanding market and explain why you should join the WebJoint investor community!
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We hope you’ll join our investor community now that you’ve learned more about our history and what we have to offer.
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It is our hope that this campaign will be a successful one, with many achievements along the way.
WebJoint is a leader in the cannabis delivery software industry, powering over 33% of California’s delivery services! In fact, we’re the only software platform designed to increase cannabis delivery revenue.
The goal of our cannabis delivery technology is to empower operators to fully control their businesses. Providing revenue-generating solutions will maximize operational efficiency, positioning them for rapid, sustainable growth.
Our platform allows us to establish a smooth, three way connection between cannabis brands, their customer base, and retail delivery services.
Our system is beautifully efficient, but the market we serve is even more promising: WebJoint is a part of the skyrocketing cannabis market. We’d like to take a moment to highlight this fast accelerating market and explain why you should join the WebJoint investor community!
The Problem and Our Solution
State regulations on cannabis are extremely stringent. Consequently, cannabis is a market that lacks direct-to-consumer sales infrastructure.
Cannabis brands have marketing dollars and loyal consumer bases in the thousands. You would think cannabis brands would be allowed to sell directly to consumers, but in reality they cannot fulfill orders unless they have a retail license.
Because of these retail restrictions, they are forced to sell to the middleman: licensed retailers. The issue with this is that retailers don’t have the same marketing power as brands, and their supply stocks are limited.
This becomes an inconvenient process for the consumer. Consumers usually know what brands they want, and what price they want to pay. How do they know which retailer to purchase from given that inventory, availability, and pricing may vary?
Our solution was quite simple: digitize and automate the process
The automated integrations embedded in our platform upgrades the direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery sector by bringing much-needed improvements in eCommerce, inventory management, and compliance.
Our platform establishes a smooth connection between cannabis brands, their customer base, and retail delivery services that benefits everyone!
Booming Market Opportunity
The U.S. legal cannabis market is projected to reach $41.5 billion by 2025!
We’re growing to become a major contender in this industry. Lucky for us, we have the numbers to back up why WebJoint is a valuable asset! With $161 million orders processed to date, we’re achieving 322% year-over-year growth through our platform!
346% YoY increase in orders delivered through our platform.
1.9 million orders completed in 819 different Californian cities.
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Now that you know a little more about our background and what we have to offer, we hope you will consider joining our investor community. To become a shareholder, and for more information on WebJoint, simply visit our raise page on StartEngine!
Our team is looking forward to a strong campaign filled with many milestones.
Are you tired of missing out on customer sales because your online menu is out of sync?
Let’s face it – there’s no worse feeling than finding your favorite products online, only to find out that it’s out of stock as soon as you’re about to check out. If you’ve experienced this on your site before, chances are so have your customers.
Out of sync menus create a horrendous shopping experience that leaves your customers frustrated and could cost your business tens of thousands of dollars in sales and missed opportunities. As a cannabis delivery, your customer’s online shopping experience can make or break your business.
To level up your customer’s shopping experience, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Weedmaps so you never have to worry about menus going out of sync ever again. We built this integration with Weedmaps to build a reliable, multi-channel cannabis shopping experience for your customers.
This direct integration with Weedmaps and WebJoint offers:
Real-time inventory updates to give your customers the most up-to-date product information.
Centralized menu management that eliminates double entry and saves you time and money by allowing you to manage your menu from one place.
A streamlined ordering experience that automatically sends orders from Weedmaps to your WebJoint POS with all product, inventory, tax, and promotional data already synced to make reporting and compliance painless.
Want to get started with Weedmaps and WebJoint?
Integrating Weedmaps and WebJoint is fast and easy. Just reach out to your Weedmaps and WebJoint representatives and let them know you’re interested in getting started. From there you can sit back and relax, while our teams do the heavy lifting to set up your WebJoint and Weedmaps integration.
This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Gary Cohen, the CEO of Cova, to discuss the future of cannabis retail, his vision for cannabis retail technology, and why it’s important now more than ever for cannabis dispensaries to offer delivery to their customers.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your experience in cannabis, and how you ended up in the position you’re in today?
GC: I’m very fortunate to have been a part of two new industries in my career- the first was the mobile phone industry in 1986, and the second was the cannabis industry in 2016. Neither of these two was taken seriously initially and have a lot in common. Both the industries had massive complexities to getting off the ground, faced governmental headwinds, and were started by brave entrepreneurs. I applied my experience from the former to the latter and foresaw an opportunity to advance ahead of what were the initial and elementary cannabis retail solutions with a more compliant and robust platform.
Q: What problem is Cova solving in the cannabis industry?
GC: With strict laws surrounding the cannabis industry, streamlining dispensary administration while keeping operations compliant can be challenging. Moreover, doing it in a way that is easy to understand, learn and execute is a bigger problem. At Cova, we’re constantly evolving and developing new tech tools to help simplify the complexity of running a dispensary and ensure that cannabis retailers always stay compliant with changing government regulations.
Q:With over 1800+ dispensaries in the U.S. and Canada using your system, Cova has quite the hold on the industry. What is it that separates you from your competitors??
GC: Our clients love Cova’s cannabis technology platform. But there are various other differentiating factors as well. Our personal approach to ensuring the success of our clients, our excellent launch and support team, and our enterprise-oriented capabilities that allow dispensary owners to manage multiple stores are a few things that stand out.
Cova spun out of an established POS company (for the mobile phone industry). Thus, we already had the right tech tools (engineering services, IT infrastructure for retailers with 1,000’s of stores, APIs for clear ERP integrations, dedicated account support) to optimize for North America’s largest cannabis retailers. Through regular training and launch and ongoing software support, we are dedicated to the success of our clients, whether they have one location or over 100.
Q: As new territories continue to legalize cannabis and more retailers open up shop, what would you say are 3 key areas to focus on/advice for new licensees?
“Know what you want to be about”- what does your brand stand for? Your brand values must reflect in the customer experience you deliver to your target market.
Orient your interactions with customers to be “an educator” about cannabis. By leading with information and generating awareness, you not only win their trust but a long-term loyal customer.
Unfortunately, nothing in this industry happens on time, so be prepared for process delays. Because it is marijuana, extra scrutiny or pushback occurs at every step of the way on the path to “opening a dispensary”. So, hope for the best, but budget for delays.
Q: Since the pandemic, consumer buying behaviors have shifted towards delivery. How do you envision this affecting dispensaries in the long-term? How are your customers adapting?
GC: The pandemic accelerated the adoption of cannabis delivery and other convenient services, but we have observed that delivery plays a significantly important role as markets mature. Over time, consumers learn how they prefer to consume cannabis, the types/strains they like most, brands they trust, and retailers who stock the products they want and become accustomed to a particular experience. Since they don’t need to “shop in the store” anymore, delivery is convenient. Delivery extends our client’s reach, and when they feel the economics make sense to add delivery services, they nearly always do.
Q: What are the benefits of incorporating a delivery service into a dispensary? How difficult is that transition?
GC: Delivery expands a dispensary’s serviceable market, either demographically (medical marijuana patients, people without transportation, elderly, etc.) or geographically (more territory, or in the event of bad weather), which provides more sales opportunities.
With Cova’s seamless integration to WebJoint, adding cannabis delivery to a dispensary’s operations is quite easy. However, the difficulty in transition can be due to state regulations and not our two technology platforms. Vehicle type, driver qualifications/certifications, insurance, etc., are a few crucial legal considerations.
Q: What does the future of cannabis technology look like to you?
GC: POS will remain the heart of a dispensary’s technology, and cannabis retailers will have to choose between two paths in the future. 1) Go with an all-in-one platform, or 2) Choose a Best in Breed (Retail) Platform. For people using Cova, the future looks promising because we have built our system on an open API architecture that allows multiple software solutions in the cannabis technology ecosystem to integrate into Cova POS. We offer flexibility to our clients regarding the technologies they may want to use and don’t restrict them to using “an all-in-one bundle of services.”
Q: 2022 is poised to be the biggest year for cannabis – ever. What’s next for you and Cova?
GC: 2022 will be a big year for Cova, as we will expand to several new states that have legalized cannabis. We are also hiring and doubling the number of employees from 65 to 130. 50 of those 65 will be in the product development team, as providing the best-in-class cannabis technology platform to our clients is the main priority. This growth strategy is not only to maintain our position of having the most superior cannabis POS in the industry but to also expand the capabilities of Cova platform further for the benefit of our clients.
Q: What are a few resources you can share with our audience? What are some of your favorite books, podcasts, software, etc. that have benefited your personal and professional growth in the industry?
GC: I look at MJBizDaily every day- they do a great job capturing the industry’s news and happenings. I often recommend “Weed the People: The Future of Legal MJ in America” by Bruce Barcott, to people unfamiliar with the history of cannabis and the industry. These resources will help you keep abreast with all the latest events in the cannabis industry.
Q: Lastly, where can our readers find you and learn more about Cova?