I was losing a lot of cannabis products due to theft.
Here was the snag, I didn’t know if it was customers or budtenders doing the stealing too.
I put up cameras and still couldn’t catch anyone in the act. I finally called a marijuana consulting service to help me out. I needed someone with knowledge of cannabis, dispensaries and the inner workings to give the problem another look around. The cannabis consultant immediately told me the store wasn’t laid out properly. Apparently my shelving units were tall and bulky. They were perfect for concealing someone who wanted to steal off the shelves. The cannabis consultant showed me that there were blocked areas from the cameras that was where all my theft was happening. After changing the shelving units with lower, all glass ones, I was in business. I also had a more open store. The place looked bigger and more inviting. It was easier to browse. The cameras were placed in other areas rather than just the corners of the store. The cannabis consultant even put one behind the cash register and right by the front door. The last step the marijuana business consultant did was hire a security guard for the front. I haven’t had any trouble with stealing since that day. The marijauna consultant paid for themselves by stopping all the missing inventory. The store is doing better due to the new design as well. I never would have thought to change things around like they did. I even like having a security guard for added protection.