For many of us, ordering and picking up our medications is a time-honored ritual. Whether it’s running into friends and neighbors or chatting with pharmacists and clerks, there are many pleasures contained in the simple act of stopping by the dispensary. So, why use online ordering when there are so many upsides to showing up in person to shop?
It turns out there are several answers. While the global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to limit our physical contact with others and practice smart social distancing, a growing number of customers were already enjoying the advantages of online ordering before the nation entered lockdown.
If you’re still committed to stopping by the dispensary to shop or even calling in your order, we’d like to respectfully offer an alternative: Online ordering. While we look forward to the prospect of spending more time in person with our valued customers, a number of factors argue against it right now. Here are a few of them.
Why Use Online Ordering? Social Distancing and Safety
Uncomfortable though it may be, the reality of the current COVID-19 pandemic is that most transmissions occur from face-to-face contact, as explained in detail by the CDC. While wearing masks that completely cover the nose and mouth are the best way to reduce the possibility of transmission, the fact is that they’re not completely foolproof. In other words, in addition to always wearing masks in public, it’s important to limit your personal interactions with others to the bare minimum.
We’re aware that this limits one of the most pleasurable aspects of choosing your cannabis medicine: Chatting with the pharmacists and browsing for just the perfect products. But once you’ve undergone your initial in-person visit, you can browse our live menu for a detailed and up-to-the-minute snapshot of our current stock. We’re confident that—at least for the present moment—this is the best and safest way we can continue to support our patients with their essential cannabis medications.
That said, we believe that online ordering isn’t even a downside. While we miss getting to enjoy lengthier, more relaxed interactions with our customers, we know those will return in the future. Ultimately, most customers who get the hang of online ordering will probably continue to use it once the need to practice social distancing recedes. Here’s why.
Why Use Online Ordering? Convenience and Clarity
As we hinted before, online ordering was already on the rise before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why? Simple: It’s a simple, fast, and convenient way to find exactly the right cannabis medicines you need. Because our live menu allows you to see details of each medicine’s contents and packaging, it eliminates the common misunderstandings that can occur when ordering over the phone. With online ordering, you see exactly what you’ll get, so there’s little or no room for confusion.
What’s more, online ordering is a time-saver. Instead of waiting in line at the dispensary or the inevitable holding on the line that occurs with phone orders, online orders are processed instantly.
When your order is ready for pickup, all you need to do is come by to finalize the minimal-contact payment transaction and pick up your order. If access to a desktop computer is an issue, our ordering page is optimized for mobile phones as well. In other words, it’s never been easier or more convenient to select your medication and check out in a safe and time-saving way.
While we very much look forward to a time when we can interact at greater length in person, we’re excited to offer our safe and reliable online ordering platform. Especially right now—when so much depends upon interacting in a safe and distanced way—it’s the right solution for the moment.
If you have any questions about online ordering or any other cannabis questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!