SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leafly, the world’s leading cannabis resource, today expanded its partnership with retail software company Cova to bring order integration to cannabis retailers, boosting efficiency and the consumer experience. Order integration syncs Leafly Pickup orders directly with a participating retail partner’s Cova point-of-sale (POS) system, streamlining order processing and empowering retailers to fulfill orders and track inventory in real-time. For cannabis retailers with in-store self-order tablets, order integration enables express check-out so consumers can skip the line. Cova is the first POS system to offer order integration with Leafly Pickup orders.
“We are thrilled to work with Cova to bring even more value to Leafly Pickup clients with order integration,” said Paul Barry, Chief Technology Officer, Leafly. “Integrating Leafly Pickup orders directly into a retailer’s POS is a competitive advantage, saving time and resources, and ultimately, improving the consumer’s purchase journey.”
“We share the same vision to raise the bar for customer experience,” said Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova Software. “We need to offer cannabis consumers the ability to shop however they want, in a way that suits their lifestyle. Cova’s robust retail platform works seamlessly with Leafly’s industry-leading tech to enable that experience. Shoppers can browse the largest online cannabis marketplace, reserve what they want, and conveniently skip the line when they pick it up. For retailers, it’s a chance to turn all that traffic toward their store and into loyal customers.”
Today’s news expands the partnership between Leafly and Cova, announced in 2019, which sees the two cannabis technology companies providing accurate, real-time pricing and product availability updates to Leafly’s cannabis retail clients.
Order integration is available to Leafly’s preferred POS partners, with more POS vendors expected to launch the service in coming months. Leafly Pickup, available in the U.S. and Canada, allows consumers to browse the menus of participating cannabis retailers, reserve products online, and then purchase and pick-up products in-store directly from the retailer.
As the world’s largest cannabis information resource, Leafly helps people discover, find, and buy cannabis and empowers cannabis businesses to attract and retain loyal customers through advertising and technology services. Learn more at www.leafly.com or download the five-star rated Leafly mobile app.
Cova is an award-winning POS and inventory management platform designed to streamline cannabis retail. Fully compliant in every market served, with automated safeguards to simplify compliance for retailers, Cova offers an intuitive, user-friendly design, lightning-fast transaction time, and robust operational reports. Its technology platform powers more than 500 cannabis stores of all sizes with virtually no downtime. Learn more at www.covasoftware.com.