It took a long time for online retailers to start offering live inventory for stores in my area.
You could order a product off Walmart’s website and get it from their distribution center, but you couldn’t check to see if that same product was available in your local store or one in the area. Home Depot is so meticulous in this regard with their aisles featuring numbers and codes at varying places on the shelves to make finding a product quick and easy. I can immediately see whatever products are out of stock in my store and then compare to stores within a certain mile radius. If I can’t find it at one, I can usually find what I’m looking for at a different store nearby. I never thought I would have this luxury with cannabis after my state passed legalization two years ago. Most of the dispensaries have menus online that are continuously updated throughout the day as orders are made and filled inside the store. It’s helpful because I can get an idea of what sort of strains are available before I make the drive. Once you use cannabis for long enough, you will tend to gravitate towards certain strains with certain terpenes. If I can find OG Kush or Skywalker OG at a local dispensary, I know I’m in for a great experience. The other thing I love about live online inventory is the ability to select products and make orders through the website. Most of the dispensaries near me give you two options. The quickest way to get your order is to pick it up inside the store through the express kiosk line. Otherwise, you can pay a $15 fee to get your cannabis delivered to your front door.