The Big Green Exchange is changing the way cannabis is bought and sold in America. The company launched its upgraded online software platform geared toward helping connect growers with manufacturers and dispensaries around the state.
“The wholesale platform is pretty new, but it’s already pretty popular,” says Josh Artman, Founder and CEO of The Big Green Exchange. “Farmers never know how much they are going to produce. Sometimes it’s a down year and sometimes it’s an up year. If you have excess supply and you want to sell it to a dispensary, you actually have to go visit one of the many thousands of dispensaries and let them know you have extra product," he said.
The Big Green Exchange streamlines the process by allowing farmers and dispensaries to connect online.
It's like eBay, but for cannabis.
Growers can list their products on the site, and can either offer them for auction, or set a specific purchase price.
Buyers, such as dispensaries and manufacturers, can scroll through all the products for sale, and complete a purchase with a click of a button.
The company recently reported a record number of transactions.
"We are pleased that our platform is connecting more cultivators with manufactures and retailers," Artman said. "Our goal is to improve cannabis access and distribution by providing online direct access to high quality, pesticide-free cannabis."
"Some said that this business model would never work, because people want to see cannabis before purchasing," Artman said. "But look at Blue Nile – they sell diamonds online and are very successful. And like Blue Nile, we offer a 100% guarantee on every product we sell," he added.
"Plus, our success speaks for itself. Every day, more growers and buyers are connecting on our platform."
For more information on the Green Exchange, visit: www.biggreenexchange.com