Grasshopper to Debut Best-in-Class Kiosk Software Suite at NCIA

This text originally appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal

Grasshopper’s new kiosk software platform meets state track and trace requirements, integrates with POS systems, and has great new UI, dashboard, and tools

OAKLAND, Calif.July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Grasshopper Kiosks, the leading maker of smart vending machines for cannabis dispensaries, announced today it will be introducing its new comprehensive kiosk software suite for its best-selling Grasshopper kiosks July 25-27 at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Business Summit and Expo in San Jose. The new software package includes huge upgrades to both front and back ends, improving performance for dispensary owners and user experience for their customers. The new software powers the Grasshopper 3600, the cannabis industry’s most popular automated kiosk.

The new Grasshopper platform immediately gives dispensary owners peace of mind as it integrates with their own Point of Sale (POS) software (Treez, MJ Freeway, etc.), instantly updates inventory and customer preferences, and is compliant with current state regulations including customer verification, maximum limits, and reporting required data. Its new merchant management dashboard and a host of new user tools increase functionality and efficiency.

The new software was created by Grasshopper’s tech team, giving the company the flexibility to work closely with dispensaries to completely customize the sales experience and update all machines from a single hub similar to Tesla’s “over the air” updates. The numerous customizable features make the platform ideal for many industries outside of cannabis as well.

“We are totally fired up about our new kiosk software platform,” said Jeff Doerr, Vice President of Sales for Grasshopper. “Delivering an immersive experience for dispensary customers with a completely compliant kiosk is just one of the innovations in Grasshopper’s pipeline this year.”

The centerpiece of the Grasshopper 3600 user experience is a large 32″ touch-screen LCD monitor. From its full color product photos with detailed descriptions, customers intuitively navigate and select the items they want, pay with cash or credit, and receive the real items, ready to go, or continue shopping. Grasshopper transactions average less than one minute.

About Grasshopper Kiosks
Grasshopper technologies are the next evolution in compliant cannabis merchandising for dispensary operators, brands, and consumers. Grasshopper’s suite of ADA-compliant automated kiosks, budtender-assisted technologies and software products are a cool and intuitive supplement to the retail experience. Retailers and brands use Grasshopper products to manage costs, compliance, data, and wait-times. And customers can choose to get cannabis from a vending machine, which is just plain fun. Grasshopper Kiosks are developed and manufactured entirely in the USA, with reliability in mind. Visit Grasshopper Kiosks website http://www.grasshopperkiosks.com and see new the products at Booth 507 at NCIA San Jose.

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