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How to Protect Your Business from Chargebacks

13 August 2019

  There isn’t a merchant who enjoys dealing with chargebacks. Unfortunately, most retailers find themselves in the position of dealing with a chargeback at some point. While chargebacks can be annoying and ….

6 Things New Cannabis Merchants Need to Know

25 July 2019

    The legal cannabis market appears to be set to grow even more quickly. The supply shortage plaguing the industry seems to be easing, emboldening Ontario, after its slow start, to ….

Creating a Superior Customer In-Store Experience

11 July 2019

So far, Canada’s cannabis retail marketing – in stores and online – has been more about what can’t be done. Strict Cannabis Act regulations about product packaging and labels; prohibitions about advertising ….

50 New Cannabis Retail Stores to Open in Ontario

04 July 2019

  The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced on July 3 that it will provide authorizations for 50 new cannabis retail stores in the province, more than doubling the current ….

7 Payment Practices That Could Slow the Growth of Your Cannabis Business

21 May 2019

The payment landscape is shifting so quickly that it sometimes seems impossible to keep up to speed. But if you cling to tried-and-true methods of accepting payments, you may see your customers walking down the literal or digital street to a competitor. So be aware of sticking to these seven traditional payment practices:

Hiring in Cannabis – Big Win Group Panel Discussion

16 May 2019

  We had the pleasure of joining leaders in cannabis in a panel discussion around hiring in cannabis. Merrco CEO Fern Glowinsky joined Donald J. Courtney (Cannabis Executive), Nadia Vattovaz (CFO, Fire & Flower), and Brad ….

5 Reasons Your Cannabis Business Needs Strong Payment Processing

07 May 2019

Here are five reasons why a robust, scalable payment-gateway solution can help your cannabis retail operation.

Preparing for the Next Wave of Legalized Cannabis

29 April 2019

In her address at the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo, Merrco Payments CEO Fern Glowinsky considers the coming challenges and opportunities of the exploding new industry Less than a year after legalization, the ….

10 Ways to Prepare for the First 420 After Legalization

17 April 2019

With the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada last October, there are a lot of reasons to observe this year’s 420, April 20th, a day that has become synonymous with the celebration ….