Online Weed Delivery Normalized: 4 Features to Consider While Creating Apps like Weedmaps and Eaze
Weed delivery app development might sound like a strange thought, but in the 21st century, it’s not. If you own a medical cannabis dispensary (MMJ delivery) or a weed dispensary then this blog is for you. We agree, this topic is unique and so to clear all your doubts we had a chat with our mobile app development consultant. He talked about the growth of the cannabis industry after legalization and also about features that you need in your uber for weed app to get it rolling.
It’s high time that weed delivery apps became mainstream. (pun intended)
Cannabis has been legalized by many states in the US, while it was legalized in 2018 in Canada. With this legalization, the scope of marijuana centric business activities has increased exponentially.
Canada ranks 4th in the World in terms of cannabis consuming. As seen in the graph from Statista, the number of medical marijuana clients in Canada has increased from 23,930 in 2015 to 342,103 in 2018.
Statista also reported that the total size of Canada’s medical marijuana market in 2016 stood at some 600 million Canadian dollars. This will probably increase to around 2.4 billion dollars by 2025.
The market size for combined top-shelf medical and non-medical dried marijuana was 1.1 billion Canadian dollars last year which is projected to reach 2.8 billion Canadian dollars by 2020.
Getting weed delivered to your home is now easier than ever. Getting cannabis on-demand, ordering weed online and same-day cannabis delivery has become possible with weed apps like Weedmaps, Eaze and Leafly.
Weedmaps app is one of the forerunning marijuana delivery apps that generate around US $14.5 million as yearly revenue.
We are sure that these stats have sparked your interest in weed delivery business and weed delivery app development. Let’s look at some of the features of Weedmaps that you need to pay attention to during cannabis app development.
4 Features You cant Miss During Weed Delivery App Development
1. Guide to dispensaries
If the regular cannabis dispensary is closed or if the user is at a new place he will search for “marijuana dispensary near me”.
Your marijuana home delivery app should act as a guide in such situations. This feature should show the nearby MMJ dispensaries, may be pinned on a map or in a list along with distance and time to reach it.
Not just location, this feature should have a filter to look for dispensaries according to the type of cannabis required by the user. The users must have an option to either order from the dispensary or to pick it up by themselves
2. Real-time tracking and in-app chat
When a user places an order, he should get details about the status of his order at every milestone- when the order is placed, packed, shipped and delivered. Real-time tracking with a GPS navigation system also helps the users to track the location of their orders in real-time.
The in-app chat feature can let the user chat with the delivery personnel in case there are any instructions that the user needs to give. In-app chat also lets the users chat with other users and they get a safe platform to discuss their interests, smoking or consuming techniques.
This feature thus can make your Uber for marijuana a non-judgmental platform for recreational and medical marijuana delivery.
3.Browse products and discover deals
Make your marijuana app appealing by providing the users with options. The user should be able to browse menus where he can find different strains, edibles, tinctures, concentrates and much more.
This feature is like that of the Weedmaps and Eaze app. The users get information about pricing, lab data including THC, CBD, and terpene that can help them buy weed online.
The user should also be able to read community reviews and discover new products and deals along with it.
When you plan for your weed delivery app development, make sure you let the users explore all products and deals that can be available for them.
4. Suggest doctors and get the latest news
If a user is new to the community or needs medical recommendation then the app should suggest a nearby medical professional or doctor who can help in evaluation. The user can solve all his doubts and queries regarding dosage and techniques to consume cannabis.
The users must also get the latest news and information with the help of this weed selling app. The news can be about the marijuana industry, culture, community, rules, regulations or anything related to it.
Integrating this feature in your weed delivery app will help the users to stay updated and order weed online at the same platform.
Let’s Bake A Perfect App
So, these were 4 advanced features that would make your weed delivery app a better project. Apart from features, there are many other aspects that can make your app stand out.
We are a leading app development company based out of Canada. We do have expertise in developing Uber for X apps (X means any on-demand service). While talking about marijuana apps, we have developed a one of kind live-video streaming app for the global cannabis community.
So, feel free to share your queries and expectations with us by just filling our contact us form. Our technical expert will contact you at his earliest. You may also avail a 30-min free consultation and clear your doubts about weed delivery app development cost and timeline.
This page was last edited on February 18th, 2020, at 12:53 PM.