Getting anything delivered for free these days is becoming changingly harder.
Pizza restaurants have been charging delivery fees for at least 20 years and even Amazon is making it harder to get discounted shipping while promising it in a several-day window.
I was surprised to learn that our mother’s pharmacy delivers all of his medications to his house for free. They’re a local, family-owned supplier that is trying to compete with locales like Walgreens and CVS. Since advertising free delivery, this pharmacy is no longer in constant danger of having to close. This is the same mindset that drove several of the largest cannabis producers in the state to offer free home delivery. Many of the cannabis dispensaries that offer delivery services will charge you between $10 and $25 on each delivery order if your total isn’t over $200. If you’re making big purchases every week, this was never an issue. But for men like myself and others getting $60 worth of cannabis products each time, I couldn’t afford home delivery. Both of the dispensaries that switched to free delivery have gotten a lot of supplier from myself and others recently. With all of the holiday sales going on right now, it’s simple to take advantage and stock up on cannabis products like edibles, vaporizer cartridges, and jars of dry-cured flower buds. When you believe that you can get it delivered to your front door, it makes the process that much easier. I work from home mostly and I’d rather avoid the long lines at the cannabis dispensary. On top of that, you never believe exactly what products are available until you’re called to the back. If you order for delivery, the dispensary calls you to confirm the order and the status of each item before the delivery driver arrives.