The use of self-service interactive kiosks with touch screens has gained tremendous popularity in many retail businesses in recent years, but this is the first kiosk in San Jose that helps members with cannabis product selections. This is an extremely important tool in the education of the consumer.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 28, 2017 /Marijuana Newswire/ – Elemental Wellness Center is excited to unveil a new technology platform that aids the member’s in-store experience: Interactive Smart Tables by The Peak Beyond. The use of self-service interactive kiosks with touch screens has gained tremendous popularity in many retail businesses in recent years, but this is the first kiosk that helps members with cannabis product selections.
Elemental recognizes that members want more options in their selection process. Seeing that the consumer is comfortable using self-service kiosks in other retail environments, Elemental wants to provide alternative shopping experiences to waiting in line or dealing face-to-face with store personnel. The Peak Beyond’s Interactive Smart Table does just that.
“As the industry greets many new consumers, it is critical for us to provide alternate shopping experiences that allow the consumer to have various education and shopping opportunities,” said Steve Peterson, Elemental Wellness CFO. “Whether the consumer shops on-line, through a self-service kiosk, or by speaking to one of our knowledgeable consultants, it is critical to constantly improve the customer experience in a complex product environment with many menu options.”
Elemental also recognized that in addition to their cart functionality, The Peak Beyond’s Interactive Smart Tables are a point of sale marketing tool for brands and vendors, as they provide tangible product interaction paired with educational videos, ingredient and flavor information, lab results, reviews, and more.
Peak Beyond was introduced to Elemental earlier in the year and provides an interactive solution that helps to reduce wait times and improve customer satisfaction. Mr. Peterson stated “working with the Peak Beyond team has been excellent and they have been very responsive to our needs. Integrating the Peak Beyond’s platform into our POS system provides the consumer with an educational shopping experience that also allows for express checkout.”
Bill Stark, Co-Founder of Peak Beyond, selected Elemental Wellness Center to be part of The Peak Beyond’s pilot product launch. Mr. Stark commented “working with a dispensary with the size and reputation of Elemental is critical for the evolution and launch of our new product. The feedback and guidance received has been tremendous and we are thrilled to see our Interactive Smart Table on Elemental’s retail floor.”
About The Peak Beyond
The Peak Beyond started in one of the cannabis industry’s first accelerator programs called Canopy in Berkeley, California. Canopy is a seed-stage, mentorship-driven, business accelerator created in partnership with The ArcView Group for companies developing ancillary products and services for the legal cannabis industry. The Peak Beyond graduated at the head of the class at Canopy, and received $70,000 in funding.
The Peak Beyond’s vision is to revolutionize the way that retail is executed. The company’s modern, customizable smart tables utilize object recognition and touch screen technology to create an educational, interactive digital display through which brands and stores can promote featured products at the point of sale.
Learn more about Peak Beyond at www.thepeakbeyond.com
About Elemental Wellness
Elemental Wellness is an award winning state-of-the-art medical cannabis collective in San Jose, California with an open, spa-like atmosphere; a warm, welcoming environment; and a highly trained, expert staff. The medicine is lab-tested to detect the presence of mold, mildew, and biological contaminants, and is analyzed for THC, CBD, and CBN potency.
Elemental Wellness specializes in rare and boutique strains, butane-free hash, bubbles, melts, and waxes, a broad selection of edibles, tinctures and salves, as well as clones and a wide variety of seeds. The collective is dedicated to holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit, and has a healing room, community outreach center, and library, with all complimentary services and classes included with the membership. Members can enjoy massage, Yoga and Sound Healing by on-staff licensed therapists.
In March 2017, Elemental became the first registered San Jose medical cannabis collective certified by the City of San Jose to legally deliver, and is now serving the greater Southern reaches of the San Francisco Bay Area.
With a pleasant and soothing environment, this San Jose medical cannabis collective is a local hub for creative and healing energy. Elemental Wellness was voted “Best Collective in Northern California” by WeedMaps.com, and won 2nd place in the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in both 2010 and 2011 for its in-house strain, The True OG. And, the medical cannabis collective was voted “Best Silicon Valley Dispensary” by readers of Metro Newspaper in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Learn more at ElementalWellnessCenter.com
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Degan Snyder, Director of Marketing