Dutchman today announces a new cannabis point-of-sale platform, including a dual-display terminal for pharmacies. called Dutchie POSthis comes just weeks after the company announced a new payment platform, Dutchie Pay.
With Dutchie POS and Dutchie Pay, the cannabis technology company now offers cannabis operators one of the most comprehensive pharmacy management platforms. The new cash register system serves both the budtender and the customer. The budtender display is customizable and features front-of-house features to improve customer interaction, while still handling inventory management and reporting regulatory compliance information.
Ross and Zack Lipson co-founded Dutchie in 2017 and have raised $603 million to date. The company was valued at $3.75b from the increase in November 2021. Dutchie now employs about 700 people.
Zack Lipson spoke to londonbusinessblog.com ahead of the launch of Dutchie POS and said this solution is built for pharmacies of all sizes. “It’s intuitive and simple enough for SMB and mid-sized retailers, but can also be adapted for enterprise-level pharmacies and MSOs.”
Dutchie started working on this platform in 2021 and Lipson says it started with serious due diligence. He says the company has spoken with “literally hundreds” of retailers to gain insight. The company also acquired Greenbits and Leaflogix to jump-start development of the point-of-sale platform.
“The premise is that we wanted to offer the best of both worlds with Leaflogix and Greenbits,” Lipson said. “And that looks like a combination of power, robust configurability, and that’s something Leaflogix did really well. We were constantly hearing feedback from retailers that they wanted the technology to adapt to their operations and essentially get out of the way.”
According to Lipson, the point-of-sale platform provides retailers with an integrated, cohesive experience that can be fully adapted to the retailer’s standard operating procedures. “This is absolutely crucial,” he said. “There are so many different ways operators run their pharmacies. And with the limitations they have, it’s really important that they build in operational efficiencies.”
The new hardware terminal is critical to Dutchie’s point-of-sale offering. There are two screens: the customer gets a 10 inch screen while the budtender works with a 15 inch screen.
“The customer-facing display has a lot of power,” said Lipson. “We’ve seen this in other retail environments of local coffee shops or traditional stores, but they’re not there yet in cannabis. So this is something we’re super excited about, and we’ll be doing a lot with that customer-facing display in the near future.”
Dutchie is launching this Dutchie POS nationwide and in Canada. The platform is sold through a SaaS offering and the price varies by usage.