Shopify receives over 100k cannabis orders from its partnered provinces

Oct 17 2018, 7:05 pm

The legal sale of adult-use cannabis officially commenced today at 12:01 am in Newfoundland.

Shopify, an Ottawa-based e-commerce platform is powering several of the countries online retail outlets.

According to Loren Padelford, Shopify’s vice-president, the company’s cannabis partners have received over a million visitors and more than 100,000 orders.

Padelford said that over 100 orders per minute are being placed.

Newfoundland, PEI, BC, and Ontario are all using Shopify for the government-run online platforms.

Currently BC only has one physical retail oulet open in Kamloops, and Ontario won’t be getting private retail until April 2019.

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