LAS VEGAS — MariBiz (http://maribiz.com/), the mobile-first platform for canna-businesses that wants to turn #Green2Gold, made big noise at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego — and the investment community is taking notice. The company offers first-of-its-kind software designed exclusively for cannabis dispense-and-deliver services, which are witnessing dramatic growth everywhere cannabis products have been approved.
“Our booth was packed all day long,” says MariBiz Principal and Founder Robert Keller, “because no one is doing what we’re doing. The industry is still in its infancy, and there is a lot of confusion and disorganization facing canna-businesses, especially those not of the brick-and-mortar variety. We solve those problems with smart, user-friendly software and solid advice at a price that small business entrepreneurs will appreciate.”
The legalization of recreational marijuana in California represents a landmark moment for the entire industry, as the sheer size of the state’s economy translates into substantial inertia toward a rethinking of policy at the national level. According to Time Magazine, the California market for cannabis products could surpass $6 billion by 2020. And that market will need a vast human and technical infrastructure to support it. MariBiz hopes to fill that void: By streamlining the front- and back-office work of cannabis dispense-and-deliver services, more businesses will be able to participate in the market effectively and produce the kind of innovation today’s consumers expect. In short, all the pieces are in place for MariBiz to see strong, sustainable growth for years to come.
Standard features of MariBiz include mobile and desktop versions of a web store, point-of-sale system, a delivery system, CSS customization, and robust data encryption. Other features are available as modular tools, so canna-business owners can purchase exactly what they need at an affordable price, then add more tools as their commerce expands.
“We leveraged decades worth of real-world experience in canna-business to create the perfect mobile-first solution for this new and complex market,” adds Keller. “Moreover, our software development is customer-driven, not programmer-driven. We are creating software and solutions that conform to the needs of these unique businesses, instead of forcing the business to conform to the software.”
In the near term, MariBiz plans to open a round of Series A funding while at the same time rolling out new service offerings. The company is also looking at a rapid U.S. expansion as legalization efforts in other states gather momentum.
Launched in January 2017, MariBiz is a solutions company, helping canna-businesses attract more customers, sell more product and make more money with less work and expense. MariBiz is an affordable software platform that streamlines complicated sales, delivery and inventory processes into a simple interface, while protecting business owners and their clients/patients/members with encryption. MariBiz was founded by a group with decades of experience as entrepreneurs, industry insiders and technical developers.