Akerna (NASDAQ:KERN) and Dutchie have announced enhanced integration to offer an optimized experience to cannabis patients, consumers, and business operators.
Integration to make online access to cannabis easier
Dutchie is a leading and fast-growing e-commerce solution for cannabis globally, and the integration expands online cannabis access for patients and consumers. This is particularly important in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, where safety and public health concerns have increased the need for online e-commerce solutions across various sectors, including cannabis.
Nina Simosko, the company’s chief commercial officer, said that they are delighted with Dutchie’s enhanced integrations. This integration will allow the company to offer a more streamlined and modern online experience to expand cannabis access in a compliant and safe manner. Simosko added that they believe that the partnership will be a game-changer for the companies’ mutual customers following the shift towards e-commerce in the wake of the pandemic.
Akerna’s MJ platform helps operators manage, scaling, and optimize more competitive operations at any given point across the legal cannabis supply chain. Through the visual dashboards, operators can access and present live data, analytics, and business intelligence for important industry workflows, thus making informed decisions.
Dutchie offering a way to shop for cannabis during the pandemic
Currently, Dutchie processes 10% of all legal global cannabis sales and powers 25%of all legal dispensaries in 30 markets across 301 cities in Canada and the US. Following the pandemic, Dutchie has been offering cannabis consumers and retailers a social distance way of shopping online. The enhanced integration will allow business owners to streamline operations to eliminate the need for dual data entry and minimize manual errors. The tailored software helps in streamlining operations through automatic updates to the retailer’s online menu.
Zack Lipson, the chief product officer and co-founder of Dutchie, said that they value the integration with the MJ Platform. He said that they are delighted with the enhancements made by Akerna’s software platform to offer customers a user friendly and more intuitive experience.