• cannabis gift cards

Why Cannabis Dispensaries Should Embrace Gift Card Programs

Retailers across various industries have long seen the benefit of offering gift cards customers can use to make purchases. Whether conventional physical cards or digital ones, gift cards provide another sales option while increasing brand awareness and offering the possibility of using them in conjunction with customer retention and loyalty programs. Such benefits could be

By |June 27th, 2022|
  • cashless ATM

What Is a Cashless ATM and How Does It Work?

Cashless ATMs have proven to be a practical payment method for marijuana retailers that don’t have access to traditional banking services. Many cannabis dispensaries struggle to open normal bank accounts due to federal cannabis prohibition meaning customers cannot use debit and credit cards as a payment method in the traditional way. To circumvent this problem,

By |April 14th, 2022|
  • ach payments cannabis industry

Are ACH Transfers the Alternative to Cashless ATMs the Cannabis Industry Is Looking For?

Processing payments is a persistent challenge for marijuana retailers. Federal cannabis prohibition means banks are unwilling to service dispensaries which has led to many operating on a cash-only basis. Not only is this inconvenient for customers, it also puts cannabis dispensaries at greater risk of burglary, which drives up insurance costs. What’s more, dealing primarily

By |February 10th, 2022|
  • merchant options for cannabis businesses

What Merchant Options Are Available for Cannabis Businesses?

The federal prohibition of cannabis makes payment processing more complicated than in traditional retail industries. This is because financial service providers are reluctant to work with marijuana businesses, even in states where cannabis is legal, for fear of federal reprisals. The consequences of this for cannabis retailers are significant. Consumers generally prefer to pay by

By |December 14th, 2021|
  • how to get a cannabis business loan

How to Get a Loan for Your Marijuana Business

Cannabis is becoming a more prevalent commodity in the U.S., and more and more businesses are applying for state licenses with hopes to open their gates. Entrepreneurs looking to create new ideas and find a specific niche have plenty of opportunity as more states began to regulate cannabis. But it won’t be an easy road

By |August 22nd, 2021|
  • benefits of accepting credit cards for cannabis businesses

How Cannabis Businesses Benefit from Accepting Credit Cards

Credit cards have become a commonly accepted payment in the U.S. and around the world, and your cannabis business has much to gain from making this available to your customers.  Research on consumer payment preferences by BAI Research and Hitachi Consulting found that 41 percent of shoppers have reduced the amount of cash they use,

By |August 9th, 2021|