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Superette and DoorDash to launch cannabis pick-up service

Superette and DoorDash partner to launch cannabis pickup2
Photo by Alex Lysakowski via Superette

Torontonians over 19 can now order cannabis using a popular delivery app and pick it up at the Superette pot shop.

On Monday, the firm announced a partnership with DoorDash Technologies Canada Inc. which is owned by San Francisco-based DoorDash Inc. (NYSE:DASH).

According to a statement, the partnership will give consumers access to curated menus and special collections to reflect the locale in which each store is based.

Customers will need to confirm their age to view cannabis retail store information, products or anything related to cannabis. The store will also verify IDs and enforce maximum possession amounts during pickup.

“We are super excited to be able to partner with DoorDash to continue to transform how consumers engage with cannabis! In true Superette fashion, every element of the experience has been carefully considered with the goal of making our retail experience digital on the DoorDash platform,” co-founder Drummond Munro said.

Read more: Tokyo Smoke and Uber Eats launch weed reservation service in Ontario

Read more: Ontario pitches permanent weed delivery and curbside pickup

Other cannabis companies are also taking advantage of popular delivery apps such as Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (Nasdaq: CGC) subsidiary Tokyo Smoke which added cannabis reservation services to the Uber Canada Inc. (NYSE: UBER) app.

Once an order is placed, consumers can drop by a shop within an hour and a CannSell-certified employee will ask for ID and fulfill their order. The purchases, however, are not processed and customers will have to pay in-store.

The province of Ontario currently does not allow delivery services using third-party apps, but private and curbside pick-up were temporarily approved during the pandemic. In October, the province suggested that those services could be made permanent.

In December, Manitoba allowed customers in Winnipeg to place orders through Canada’s first on-demand cannabis delivery app, The Half Circle.

British Columbia has allowed private delivery and curbside pick-up, but some retailers say benefits are still to be seen, as it adds extra costs that can be punishing for small operators.

Read more: On-demand cannabis delivery app launches in Manitoba

Read more: A few months in, BC weed delivery broadens reach but benefits are mixed

 

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