Starting April 8th, Fire & Flower is offering its customers curbside pickup across its retail network in Saskatchewan. This click and collect service is in addition to the company’s same day delivery that is available in select markets in that province.
Companies have been looking for safe distribution models as people need to maintain social distancing due to COVID-19, but not all provinces allow private cannabis retailers that option. Currently only Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario allow private retail stores to regularly offer pick up services. BC revised its legislation a few weeks ago to allow stores to offer pick up services during the pandemic.
Fire & Flower firmly believes that private retail delivery services and curbside pickup programs can provide safe access to legal cannabis products in support of Canadians’ common goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and eliminating the illicit cannabis market.
“Fire & Flower’s core focus as a technology-enabled retail 2.0 company has provided us with a distinct competitive advantage in an environment where social, political and economic conditions are fundamentally changing the ways that retail companies can safely conduct their business,” shares Trevor Fencott, CEO of Fire & Flower. “Our member base in the Spark Perks program of more than 90,000 cannabis customers provides us a channel to continue to drive customers to programs such as curbside pickup and delivery and is a further competitive advantage compared to retailers who rely solely on foot traffic to drive sales.”