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Picking the Perfect Point of Sale System

September 2022

Designed for budtenders delivery drivers, and front-desk personnel, BLAZE POS is particularly appropriate for licensed businesses establishing their first retail operations. Inventory and compliance are cornerstones of the software, which attracts mom-and-pop dispensaries with high-powered sales tools and convenient integrations.

Read More.

BLAZE Delivery Tech

Point of Sale Provider BLAZE Acquires Tymber

January 2023

Cannabis POS provider Blaze said on Wednesday that it has acquired e-commerce platform Tymber for an undisclosed price.

In a statement, Blaze said that the deal aims to “unlock powerful and seamless functionality in managing cannabis e-commerce.” Read More.

CBE’s Tech Stack Consideration List: Point-of-Sale Systems

A point-of-sale (POS) system is arguably the most important part of any dispensary’s technology stack. Being able to take payments from customers and efficiently manage orders and inventory are the main operations for retailers, after all.

With most major retail service providers still skirting the cannabis industry, an in-house market has grown to answer the particular needs that dispensaries have. From compliance, payments, and integrations with other platforms, these service providers are building the tech infrastructure supporting the cannabis industry. But each market and operator have their quirks to handle, and not all services in the market may ultimately be the right fit.

The One For Delivery: BLAZE

Retailers with a larger delivery footprint, or pure delivery services, can consider BLAZE as a top option for their needs, as the platform is built by former cannabis delivery business operators. A POS system with delivery in mind, BLAZE allows customers to browse nearby driver inventory from a delivery operator’s menu for rapid, on-demand service while streamlining management on the back end.

Read more.

America’s Top Cannabis Employers 2022

Becoming a truly inspirational workplace requires more than simply meeting expectations. Each year mg’s staff and a team of advisors pore over hundreds of company briefs, evaluating incentives, benefits, corporate culture, philanthropic initiatives, and reports from employees themselves. The results illustrate our industry is no slouch when it comes to ensuring workers are valued and protected.

A primarily remote workplace, BLAZE offers an impressive list of benefits (including stock options and bonuses) while also exerting extra effort to ensure the workforce stays connected. Frequent team-building events, games, and a robust Slack environment that incorporates channels for work and play bring team members together on and off the job. An unusual “shout-out” program awards gift cards to employees for kudos from coworkers. The BLAZE Cares program supports staff-selected nonprofits. The company promotes from within.

Read More.

Live Interview on MJBizCon Floor

I caught up with Kai Kirk of BLAZE at #mjbizcon to chat about their product offerings and some of the ways they help retailers. Kai shed some insight into new platform features and how their retail partners can leverage BLAZE’s data to make better decisions on the store floor, in the back of the house via inventory, and purchasing supply chain.

Read More.

Beyond Convenience, What’s The Future For Cannabis Delivery?

Delivering cannabis isn’t a new concept. Depending on where you live, having cannabis dropped off to you in person has been available for some time. However, everything “direct to consumer” (D2C) in cannabis is now in flux. What’s happening today in states like Massachusetts, California, and elsewhere has never been tried before until relatively recently. (At least not by anyone carrying a state-issued license to sell cannabis consumer products.) Consumers are increasingly turning to online ordering facilitated by sophisticated platforms like BLAZE, a leading provider of enterprise software for the cannabis industry. D2C opens possibilities ranging from same-day delivery from dispensary storefronts to distribution-only warehouse facilities to roaming food truck-like vehicles stocked with all the local favorites.

Read More.

Cannabis Tech Media

Panel: Inflation, Pandemic, and Politics // Panel Discussion: Inflation, Pandemic, and Politics

Cannabis industry experts speak up on the issues impacting their business in this exclusive Cannabis Tech roundtable-style panel discussion.

Let’s face it; everyone is facing challenges in the current economy. We asked four industry experts to join us on a webcast to discuss how the current state of affairs in the US is affecting their business segment.

Read More.

BLAZE: Cannabis Operators Building Software for Cannabis Operators

When Chris Violas, founder and CEO of cannabis seed-to-sale software company BLAZE, ran a cannabis delivery service under California’s Prop 215 system from 2011 to 2014, he saw firsthand the issues with which these businesses had to contend. Inventory management, driver dispatch, payments, ID checks… The logistics could be maddening.

Read More.

Leafly Partners With BLAZE Cannabis POS Platform To Address This Growing Trend

Cannabis software suite and point-of-sale platform BLAZE and Leafly Holdings, Inc. announced on Tuesday an enhanced partnership that instantly improves inventory management, menu capability and fulfillment tools for cannabis retailers and their employees.

Read More.

BLAZE and Leafly Announce Expanded Partnership to Offer More Value to Thousands of Cannabis Retailers

BLAZE®, the industry-leading cannabis software suite and point-of-sale (POS) platform for Cannabis Retailers, and Leafly, a leading cannabis discovery marketplace and resource for cannabis consumers, today announced an enhanced partnership that instantly improves inventory management, menu capability and fulfillment tools for cannabis retailers and their employees.

Read More

Bespoke Financial and BLAZE Partnership

Bespoke Financial Continues to Help Cannabis Companies Access Non-Dilutive Financing

September 8th 2022

The lender has formed partnerships to offer clients new solutions to address the working capital limitations that remain a challenge in the industry. This summer, Bespoke Financial announced a partnership with cannabis technology company BLAZE Solutions. Together, the companies have launched a dispensary financing program accessible to cannabis retail stores using BLAZE’s dispensary POS software. Dispensaries can finance inventory with this buy now, payer later solution. Bespoke Financial is about halfway through the beta phase of the partnership, according to Mancheril. The partnership will have a broader launch in California and Massachusetts before the end of this year, and it will roll out in more states in the future.

Read More.

BLAZE Delivery Tech

BLAZE Honored for Best Delivery Tech by Green Market Report

September 21, 2022

The Green Market Report Tech Awards were presented following the first-ever Green Market Report Tech Summit on Sept. 8 at The Pearl event space in San Francisco. This week, we’ll be providing a closer look at the honorees.

When delivery started to become a key part of the cannabis industry, most cannabis software solutions didn’t address it as their own consideration. Instead, they tried to be everything to everyone, and as a result, they risked being unable to deliver for operators or consumers.

Enter BLAZE Solutions.

Read More.

Benzinga

BLAZE Receives SOC 1 Certification

August 17th, 2022

Cannabis software company BLAZE Solutions, Inc. validated its data performance and implementation and gained SOC 1 Certification.

“This SOC audit is rigorous and you must show clear evidence that your product is working as designed,” stated Kai Kirk, chief product officer of BLAZE. “That means controls that confirm topics such as data validity, taxes applications are correct, discounts are working as expected, and compliance data is sent and properly reported on.”

Read More.

Picking the Perfect Point of Sale System

September 2022

Designed for budtenders delivery drivers, and front-desk personnel, BLAZE POS is particularly appropriate for licensed businesses establishing their first retail operations. Inventory and compliance are cornerstones of the software, which attracts mom-and-pop dispensaries with high-powered sales tools and convenient integrations.

Read More.

BLAZE Delivery Tech

Point of Sale Provider BLAZE Acquires Tymber

January 2023

Cannabis POS provider Blaze said on Wednesday that it has acquired e-commerce platform Tymber for an undisclosed price.

In a statement, Blaze said that the deal aims to “unlock powerful and seamless functionality in managing cannabis e-commerce.” Read More.

CBE’s Tech Stack Consideration List: Point-of-Sale Systems

A point-of-sale (POS) system is arguably the most important part of any dispensary’s technology stack. Being able to take payments from customers and efficiently manage orders and inventory are the main operations for retailers, after all.

With most major retail service providers still skirting the cannabis industry, an in-house market has grown to answer the particular needs that dispensaries have. From compliance, payments, and integrations with other platforms, these service providers are building the tech infrastructure supporting the cannabis industry. But each market and operator have their quirks to handle, and not all services in the market may ultimately be the right fit.

The One For Delivery: BLAZE

Retailers with a larger delivery footprint, or pure delivery services, can consider BLAZE as a top option for their needs, as the platform is built by former cannabis delivery business operators. A POS system with delivery in mind, BLAZE allows customers to browse nearby driver inventory from a delivery operator’s menu for rapid, on-demand service while streamlining management on the back end.

Read more.

America’s Top Cannabis Employers 2022

Becoming a truly inspirational workplace requires more than simply meeting expectations. Each year mg’s staff and a team of advisors pore over hundreds of company briefs, evaluating incentives, benefits, corporate culture, philanthropic initiatives, and reports from employees themselves. The results illustrate our industry is no slouch when it comes to ensuring workers are valued and protected.

A primarily remote workplace, BLAZE offers an impressive list of benefits (including stock options and bonuses) while also exerting extra effort to ensure the workforce stays connected. Frequent team-building events, games, and a robust Slack environment that incorporates channels for work and play bring team members together on and off the job. An unusual “shout-out” program awards gift cards to employees for kudos from coworkers. The BLAZE Cares program supports staff-selected nonprofits. The company promotes from within.

Read More.

Live Interview on MJBizCon Floor

I caught up with Kai Kirk of BLAZE at #mjbizcon to chat about their product offerings and some of the ways they help retailers. Kai shed some insight into new platform features and how their retail partners can leverage BLAZE’s data to make better decisions on the store floor, in the back of the house via inventory, and purchasing supply chain.

Read More.

Beyond Convenience, What’s The Future For Cannabis Delivery?

Delivering cannabis isn’t a new concept. Depending on where you live, having cannabis dropped off to you in person has been available for some time. However, everything “direct to consumer” (D2C) in cannabis is now in flux. What’s happening today in states like Massachusetts, California, and elsewhere has never been tried before until relatively recently. (At least not by anyone carrying a state-issued license to sell cannabis consumer products.) Consumers are increasingly turning to online ordering facilitated by sophisticated platforms like BLAZE, a leading provider of enterprise software for the cannabis industry. D2C opens possibilities ranging from same-day delivery from dispensary storefronts to distribution-only warehouse facilities to roaming food truck-like vehicles stocked with all the local favorites.

Read More.

Cannabis Tech Media

Panel: Inflation, Pandemic, and Politics // Panel Discussion: Inflation, Pandemic, and Politics

Cannabis industry experts speak up on the issues impacting their business in this exclusive Cannabis Tech roundtable-style panel discussion.

Let’s face it; everyone is facing challenges in the current economy. We asked four industry experts to join us on a webcast to discuss how the current state of affairs in the US is affecting their business segment.

Read More.

BLAZE: Cannabis Operators Building Software for Cannabis Operators

When Chris Violas, founder and CEO of cannabis seed-to-sale software company BLAZE, ran a cannabis delivery service under California’s Prop 215 system from 2011 to 2014, he saw firsthand the issues with which these businesses had to contend. Inventory management, driver dispatch, payments, ID checks… The logistics could be maddening.

Read More.

Leafly Partners With BLAZE Cannabis POS Platform To Address This Growing Trend

Cannabis software suite and point-of-sale platform BLAZE and Leafly Holdings, Inc. announced on Tuesday an enhanced partnership that instantly improves inventory management, menu capability and fulfillment tools for cannabis retailers and their employees.

Read More.

BLAZE and Leafly Announce Expanded Partnership to Offer More Value to Thousands of Cannabis Retailers

BLAZE®, the industry-leading cannabis software suite and point-of-sale (POS) platform for Cannabis Retailers, and Leafly, a leading cannabis discovery marketplace and resource for cannabis consumers, today announced an enhanced partnership that instantly improves inventory management, menu capability and fulfillment tools for cannabis retailers and their employees.

Read More

Bespoke Financial and BLAZE Partnership

Bespoke Financial Continues to Help Cannabis Companies Access Non-Dilutive Financing

September 8th 2022

The lender has formed partnerships to offer clients new solutions to address the working capital limitations that remain a challenge in the industry. This summer, Bespoke Financial announced a partnership with cannabis technology company BLAZE Solutions. Together, the companies have launched a dispensary financing program accessible to cannabis retail stores using BLAZE’s dispensary POS software. Dispensaries can finance inventory with this buy now, payer later solution. Bespoke Financial is about halfway through the beta phase of the partnership, according to Mancheril. The partnership will have a broader launch in California and Massachusetts before the end of this year, and it will roll out in more states in the future.

Read More.

BLAZE Delivery Tech

BLAZE Honored for Best Delivery Tech by Green Market Report

September 21, 2022

The Green Market Report Tech Awards were presented following the first-ever Green Market Report Tech Summit on Sept. 8 at The Pearl event space in San Francisco. This week, we’ll be providing a closer look at the honorees.

When delivery started to become a key part of the cannabis industry, most cannabis software solutions didn’t address it as their own consideration. Instead, they tried to be everything to everyone, and as a result, they risked being unable to deliver for operators or consumers.

Enter BLAZE Solutions.

Read More.

Benzinga

BLAZE Receives SOC 1 Certification

August 17th, 2022

Cannabis software company BLAZE Solutions, Inc. validated its data performance and implementation and gained SOC 1 Certification.

“This SOC audit is rigorous and you must show clear evidence that your product is working as designed,” stated Kai Kirk, chief product officer of BLAZE. “That means controls that confirm topics such as data validity, taxes applications are correct, discounts are working as expected, and compliance data is sent and properly reported on.”

Read More.