5 Ways Tamerlane Trading Benefits Cannabis Suppliers
By Allison Cohn
As the first quality-verified online marketplace for bulk wholesale cannabis, Tamerlane boasts countless benefits for its clients, from suppliers to buyers. We could wax poetic about the advantages of selling with Tamerlane, but you don’t have to take our word for it. We spoke with two of Tamerlane’s many valued suppliers, Scott Edson, owner of Agri Management, and Royce Reid, GM of Free Rain, to get feedback straight from cannabis industry professionals.
Read on to better understand the services that Tamerlane provides for cannabis suppliers, from quality verification to simply relieving stress.
1. APPRAISAL AND GRADING SERVICES LEGITIMIZE PRODUCT AND ADD VALUE
Tamerlane uses Big Tree Grading as their grading service provider. Big Tree’s trained fieldmen personally assess each lot of cannabis and provide a unique Certificate of Grade.
“Grading is a great concept and added a lot of value to my product,” tells Edson. When cannabis is graded, suppliers are able to provide tangible proof of their high quality product to potential buyers. Buyers don’t have to take the suppliers’ word for it anymore.
Tamerlane serves as a trusted third-party that ensures consistency, reliability and price fairness between its suppliers and buyers.
Graded cannabis also allows suppliers to receive fair market value prices based on real transactional data. Suppliers are able to confidently sell their product to a wide range of buyers, because they know exactly what they’re working with and have been able to prove their product’s consistency via grading.
“About 80% of my material has been graded,” says Edson. “It’s a good representation of the product.”
2. THE ONLINE MARKETPLACE OFFERS CONVENIENCE AND VISIBILITY
Tamerlane’s new online platform allows suppliers to easily present their product to a wide audience, with all of the important information readily displayed, and the ability for buyers to simply ‘buy now’ or engage in real-time negotiations with them.
“For the past two years we have relied heavily on Tamerlane Trading to bolster and build our wholesale flower business and connect us with so many different customers we would not otherwise reach!” Says Royce Reid of Free Rain. “The addition of an online marketplace has only made the experience even better.”
Tamerlane’s online presence makes it easier than ever for suppliers like Reid to connect with as many buyers as possible within his local market.
3. TAMERLANE’S TRUSTED NETWORK OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS EFFICIENTLY MEETS CLIENT’S NEEDS
“Tamerlane has great connections from process to retail,” says Edson. “I can throw out any need or want and they come up with solutions, whether it’s about clones, sales, or contacts with other farms.”
Because of Tamerlane’s wide network and close relationship with its clients, it eliminates wasted time entirely. According to Edson, Tamerlane’s team of “accessible, helpful and knowledgeable” employees are able to productively “make business connections and transactions for him.” Tamerlane’s assistance in setting Edson up with forward commitments has guaranteed him annual income, allowing him to be able to accurately project his sales for the year.
4. SALES AND SOURCING AGENTS SAVE TIME AND RELIEVE STRESS
“It’s been great to have a mediation service between buyer and seller,” says Edson. “And I don’t need a complete sales team or staff because I’ve got Tamerlane.”
Tamerlane’s staff of professionals are well versed in skill sets ranging from admin duties and transportation logistics, to lab testing coordination and supply chain support. They take care of all the paperwork and fine print so that the supplier can better spend their time elsewhere.
“I know if I’ve got a product or line item for market, Tamerlane will find me a buyer,” Edson tells us. “That’s been nice because it’s less management and responsibility on my end. I don’t have the stress of it.”
5. TAMERLANE ALLOWS ITS CLIENTS TO STAY FOCUSED ON THEIR BUSINESS
Not everyone is good at everything -- and that’s okay. Tamerlane takes care of its clients by providing them with a team who knows how to handle all of the details; delegating tasks and responsibilities to those people who best know how to do them.
This way, the growers can focus on being good at growing, the extractors can focus on extracting, the marketers can focus on marketing, and the transporters can focus on transporting!
“With Tamerlane, I can stay more focused on growing and cultivating,” says Edson. “I stay focused on what I’m already good at.”
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5 Ways Tamerlane Trading Benefits Cannabis Buyers
Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe.