SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jane Technologies, Inc. today launched the cannabis industry’s first end-to-end online marketplace, where customers can confidently discover and order the best rated products available in real-time at local dispensaries. Jane is the only online marketplace that transforms a dispensary’s existing point-of-sale (POS) system into a turnkey digital storefront, allowing medical and recreational consumers to search their menu items in real-time, compare prices, products and services with other dispensaries in the neighborhood and then reserve those items for in-store pickup or delivery.
“Consumers today want a certain experience when shopping online; they expect smarter searches with custom recommendations, and we believe the cannabis industry should be no different,” said Jane CEO Socrates Rosenfeld, a combat vet who discovered the health benefits of cannabis while studying at MIT. “We also recognize that dispensaries are the backbone of this industry – and they’re tired of relying solely on expensive advertising to reach new customers. We’re committed to supporting those visionary operators who see where the industry is headed, and want to provide their customers with a simple and straightforward shopping experience – all while seamlessly operating within compliance of state law.”
Jane’s disruptive patent-pending software guides consumers through a complex and fragmented marketplace with familiar intuitive functionality that looks and feels more like Amazon or Netflix. Jane provides consumers with free access to one of the industry’s largest cannabis product databases, where they can filter by proximity, price and popularity. Users can be sure to find the item they are looking for and can reserve it for pick-up or delivery at a convenient time. By creating a review system based solely on verified customers who have completed actual orders, users get the most transparent product recommendations, and dispensaries are guaranteed their feedback comes only from real patrons who have shopped at their store.
“There are thousands of different products sold by thousands of different stores, and most consumers, including my fellow vets, sometimes find it confusing to navigate through multiple sites just to find the item or store that’s right for them,” explained Socrates, a former Apache helicopter pilot. “By partnering with dispensaries who pride themselves on providing the highest quality products and services to their community, we help consumers become more confident in the way they shop for cannabis.”
Jane works seamlessly with all existing POS systems in dispensaries today, connecting the consumer directly to products on store shelves in real-time. This helps dispensaries learn from their customers, and enables them to anticipate customer needs by optimizing inventory and services.
“We appreciate and respect the trailblazing that has taken place in the industry so far and want to continue to move things forward by creating a more informed customer base and providing them access to the vast array of products that Jane’s dispensary partners offer,” said Socrates. “Cannabis provides me with a sense of wellbeing and balance that I can’t find anywhere else, and we created Jane to ensure that others like me can find exactly what they need without any confusion or uncertainty.”
Jane is currently partnering with dispensaries in the Santa Cruz market and is rapidly expanding into additional California and Colorado markets. Soon, the software will include even greater search customization for consumers, as well as fleet management systems and real-time analytics for its dispensary partners. The team at Jane Technologies, Inc. is made up of graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is led by former Army captain and West Point graduate Socrates Rosenfeld.
About Jane Technologies, Inc.
Jane Technologies, Inc. is the cannabis industry’s first complete online marketplace, providing consumers with a confident, safe and simple shopping experience. Users can browse local products in real-time, compare by price, proximity or popularity and place orders at local stores for free. Jane partners with dispensaries on a win-win basis; stores only pay for completed orders at a fraction of the price of other industry software. For more information, please visit us at www.iheartjane.com.