GATINEAU, Quebec, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Hydropothecary Corporation (TSX-V:THCX) (“Hydropothecary”) has reached an agreement with Shopify, one of the world’s most respected online commerce companies, to build its ecommerce platform for cannabis products. The bilingual website will serve Hydropothecary’s medical customers, provide information for discerning recreational consumers and support engagement with provincial and territorial cannabis retailers.
“Shopify is a great fit for our business, providing an ideal way for customers to learn, browse and buy,” said CEO Sebastien St-Louis. “As we move into new markets, Shopify’s platform allows us to provide informed and engaging online experiences to new consumers, while giving us the flexibility to adapt to regulatory challenges and market variations from province to province.”
Working closely with Hydropothecary’s industry-leading customer-care team, the new platform will improve the shopping experience for medical cannabis patients by streamlining the medical registration and ordering process. Additionally, Shopify’s expertise in providing, secure and flexible ecommerce websites will be invaluable in serving cannabis consumers across Canada.
“We are excited to work with an industry leader like Hydropothecary to deliver another innovative ecommerce solution to the Canadian cannabis market. The Shopify platform will allow Hydropothecary to rapidly capitalize on the emerging opportunities in medical and recreational cannabis in a safe, secure, and reliable way,” said Loren Padelford, VP at Shopify.
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