Dutchie POS, an integrated software and hardware solution has launched to streamline retailer operations in the US.
Dutchie — a technology platform powering cannabis commerce — has announced the launch of a new point-of-sale software and hardware, the company’s first self-branded POS offering and first physical product. Dutchie’s products are currently used by over 5,500 dispensaries throughout the US and Canada, facilitating over $14 billion in sales annually.
Dutchie said its POS provides retailers an easy-to-use, intuitive and configurable platform to streamline operations while helping grow their business. Dutchie POS is immediately available to Dutchie’s current and prospective customers across North America.
Cannabis point-of-sale systems have different and unique needs compared to other businesses. As a highly fragmented and regulated industry, retailers have been plagued by stagnant, unreliable platforms that fail to provide a customisable point of sale solution. Most retailers have to rely on a variety of different vendors and systems to run their business. Dutchie POS aims to solve these challenges by providing a single vendor advantage to power retailer operations.
“Dutchie POS will immediately help our customers and the industry at large who face constraints with tools and systems that don’t meet their exact business needs,” said Dutchie Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder Zach Lipson. “A lack of modern solutions continues to be one of the biggest barriers to further normalizing the cannabis shopping experience. Dutchie POS is a powerful package to keep driving our mission and the entire industry forward.”
Dutchie POS is one of the latest major products to launch out of Dutchie’s more than $100 million research and development investment announced as part of its Series D funding round. The launch of Dutchie POS follows quickly on the heels of the launch of Dutchie Pay, Dutchie’s fully-integrated digital payment solution to reduce reliance on cash transactions.
Dutchie’s POS acts as the operating system for a dispensary of any size and is designed to empower retailers to easily manage their retail operations. The front-of-house software quickly serves customers and maximises transaction value, while simultaneously processing and reporting all compliance information. Additionally, Dutchie POS compiles actionable transaction data that provide detailed insights.
“It’s incredibly challenging to run a streamlined retail operation in this industry,” said Maria Lurence, Vice President of Retail at Sweet Flower. “Point of Sale systems have traditionally held operators back, however Dutchie POS propels us forward. It’s flexible enough to support our unique workflows, yet simple and intuitive to use. This is the solution the cannabis industry needs.”
The device features two screens, one consumer facing, and the other budtender facing. On the consumer side, transaction costs are broken down to streamline tax and promotional information, allowing customers to follow along with the order as it’s updated. On the budtender side, the device is designed to be intuitive and quick to learn, allowing the budtender to run a smooth transaction experience.