It took forever for online retailers to start offering live inventory for stores in our area.
- You could order a product off Walmart’s website and get it from their distribution center, but you really couldn’t check to see if that same product was available in your local store.
Home Depot is so thorough in this regard with their aisles featuring numbers and codes at varying locales on the shelves to make finding a product straight-forward. I can immediately see whatever products are out of stock in our store and then compare to stores within a certain mile radius. If I can’t find what I am looking for at one store, I can usually find what I’m looking for at a store nearby. I never really expected I would have this luxury with cannabis after our state passed legalization so many years back. A majority of the cannabis dispensaries have menus online that are always updated throughout the daytime hours as orders are made and filled inside the store. It’s quite helpful because I can get a pretty good idea of what sort of strains are available before I make the drive. Once you use cannabis for a good amount of time, you will tend to gravitate towards specific strains with certain terpenes. If I can find OG Kush or Skywalker OG at a local cannabis dispensary, I definitely know I’m in for a good treat. The other thing I enjoy about live online inventory is the ability to choose products and make orders through the website. Most of the dispensaries near myself and others supply only two options. The quickest way to get your order is to pick it up inside the store through the express kiosk line. Otherwise, you must pay $15 to get your cannabis delivered to your household.