Theft was a concern in our cannabis dispensary not too long ago; I couldn’t figure out how to track where our products were going.
- I had the cash register and bar codes, however there was an employee that somehow knew how to get past it.
I couldn’t entirely get through to the cops either. I started researching how I could figure out what products I was losing. I found that hiring a marijuana dispensary consulting maintenance was the answer, however this person wears many hats. They can help with packaging, online ordering, setting up the corporation permit and can even help with the products gave, apparently the way our online ordering was set up was a mess. The corporation consultant immediately showed myself and others how someone could definitely steal products by pretending to order it online, my cannabis products weren’t tracked through there, only in store purchases. The marijuana corporation consultant helped myself and others set up a better system. I also now have a tracker that gets automatically replaced with each purchase. At the end of the month I have a print out that shows myself and others what I should have of each product. I then knew what was being taken and at what time. I found the employee that was doing all the stealing by pretending to order things online. It took time and money to get to this point, however now I am saving money since I am not losing anything to theft. I am entirely thankful that I have a better way to track our products too. It makes myself and others feel much more professional.