BREAKING NEWS: Shopify and ParcelPal Integrate For Online Ordering Via Shopify Shops
Originally scooped by Benzinga (see: Scoop: Shopify And ParcelPal To Integrate For Cannabis Delivery In Canada), ParcelPal has formally announced that it will be integrating with Shopify to offer cannabis products to customers of Shopify shops. This will be available in Vancouver, Calgary, and Saskatchewan. Customers ordering from Shopify stores in these areas will be able to receive cannabis at their own homes.
“Shopify is the main e-commerce platform in Canada for cannabis. Our integration onto the Shopify platform allows us to easily integrate and begin executing within the space.”ParcelPal’s President and CEO Kelly Abbott told Benzinga
Two of the company’s current clients (Choom Holdings and Kiaro) already have been established on the Shopify platform. The move, as the company puts it, will “give them an omnichannel approach to their sales. This will give us access to the recreational and medical market.”
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ParecelPal is an on-demand delivery service that offers merchandise from retailers, restaurants, medical marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores in Vancouver, Calgary, and Saskatchewan. The company has also said it will be expanding to the rest of Canada soon.
The opportunity that ParcelPal (PTNYF) (PKG) may be presenting now draws comparisons to the way early investors had an opportunity with companies like Uber and GrubHub (GRUB) before they went mainstream in the US. GrubHub priced its initial public offering at $26 per share and now trades nearly 5x that price just as this market is beginning to heat up!
The difference with ParcelPal (PTNYF) (PKG) is that it is going directly after the international markets that have very limited access to technology like this right now. In fact, the major players in the industry are just beginning to get their feet wet with beta testing; they aren’t even full speed yet.
The long and short of it is that ParcelPal could be on the verge of mass expansion after putting this latest Shopify deal in place. But this is just a small piece of a much bigger picture. Want to see how ParcelPal has already been working with one of the biggest online retailers in the world? Yes We’re Talking About Amazon!