With Amazon, DoorDash, and traditional courier services, mainstream consumers already were living in the age of home delivery bliss. In some parts of the country, just about anything could be delivered to your door. COVID-19 is many things, but it is also a bit of an awakening. While some never gave any thought about the journey their orders took or the people who made it happen, we all are thinking about them quite a bit now. Especially in the cannabis industry, where more states are allowing online ordering and delivery than ever before.
In this week’s installment of mg‘s ongoing “Changing Habits” series, we delve into the pandemic’s effects on cannabis delivery services. Here’s how Sava, Driven Deliveries, and Blackbird are helping keep the industry functional and allowing it to live up to its “essential services” designation.
For Amanda Denz, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Sava, adapting to shifting realities within the cannabis industry is nothing new, especially as regulators often have failed to see the bigger picture.
“We’ve been operating in the cannabis space now for five years, and those years have taken us through recreational legalization and several accompanying waves of major policy changes that completely transformed how we function,” Denz told mg.
Amanda Denz, CMO, Sava
For Sava, the changes necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic certainly come from a new source, but the company’s employees are demonstrating a resiliency Denz has seen before.
“It’s not a new experience for us to need to pivot how our operations function with little notice,” she said. “We have an awesome, nimble team and we were able to adjust our operation and delivery protocols quickly to accommodate all best practices for sanitation and social distancing.”