Getting anything delivered for free these days is becoming increasingly 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 two-day window.
I was surprised to learn that my mother’s pharmacy delivers all of her medications to her house for free. They’re a local, family-owned business that is trying to compete with places 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 two 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 massive purchases every month, this was never an issue. But for guys like me 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 business from me recently. With all of the holiday sales going on right now, it’s easy to take advantage and stock up on cannabis products like edibles, vaporizer cartridges, and jars of dry-cured flower buds. When you know 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 know 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.