NY: eCommerce + Analytics + Cashless Payments
Cova’s award-winning POS and Inventory Management platform provides fast, reliable marijuana point-of-sale service to New York cannabis retailers. Cova POS is fully compliant with New York’s Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act and is trusted as the best cannabis dispensary management system by dispensaries all over North America.
Our Point of Sale software is loaded with the intuitive sales tools and advanced inventory tracking capabilities that New York dispensaries need to streamline retail operations, maximize dispensary profits, and adhere to the Office of Cannabis Management’s reporting requirements.
Seamless integrations with cannabis industry-leading tech partners like Leafly and Weedmaps and traceability systems like Metrc and BioTrack will make it easy for you to set up an online marketplace, provide marijuana delivery to customers, expand your retail ecosystem, and always stay compliant with local cannabis laws.
If you're considering opening a dispensary in New York, Cova is the best cannabis POS for you, as it offers a full suite of dispensary software solutions including inventory management, analytics, eCommerce, and cashless payments.
1. How does Cova POS simplify compliance for New York cannabis retailers?
Cova’s cannabis dispensary software streamlines OCM reporting, with comprehensive inventory management tools that track all sales and data that will be required by the chosen state traceability systems.
Cova's integrated ID scanner verifies customer age and flags invalid or expired cards and a purchase limit gauge helps budtenders keep an eye on legal limits. The system also calculates THC product equivalences for concentrates and edibles, and automatically applies the correct taxes. This automation greatly reduces human error and the risk of infractions, fines, or cannabis license suspension. The back-end Cova hub allows retailers to set operational hours, establish limits on discounts, and set different levels of employee permissions.
Cova is a compliance-first company and will continue to develop its software to meet all New York regulations.
2. Which third-party software integrations does Cova offer to streamline dispensary operations?
Cova offers a range of third-party software integrations to streamline dispensary operations. These integrations enhance various aspects of the business, including payment processing, loyalty programs, compliance reporting, accounting, online menus, digital signage, and delivery management.
Dispensaries can leverage our Springbig loyalty program integration to manage customer rewards and promotional campaigns effectively. To ensure compliance with state regulations, Cova POS integrates with Biotrack and other seed-to-sale tracking systems, facilitating accurate inventory tracking and streamlined reporting.
Integration with accounting software streamlines financial management, including bookkeeping, tax reporting, and inventory valuation. Learn more about the different third-party software services Cova POS integrates with on our partners page.
3. Is Cova POS a seed-to-sale compliant software as per New York regulations?
Yes, in terms of seed-to-sale compliance for New York dispensaries, Cova software is 100% compliant with the OCM’s expected regulations.
The system’s distinguished ability to track and report inventory to the state authorities has enabled retailers from coast to coast to always remain compliant. But this is not to be confused with “seed-to-sale” software designed for vertically integrated operations that grow, process, and sell cannabis as Cova is built specifically for dispensary operations management and our POS empowers retailers to adhere to all cannabis retail laws.
Many vertically integrated cannabis companies still choose Cova to manage retail operations and use dedicated grow software to manage that part of their business, since most all-in-one “seed-to-sale” software solutions prove insufficient for retail management.
4. I’m a first-time dispensary owner. What help is available for new New York cannabis retailers?
Cova has helped hundreds of small business owners across North America launch successful dispensaries and worked with multi-location enterprises as well to help expand their business.
Our launch team goes beyond system setup, training, and tech support to ensure that you are all set up and ready to provide a great customer experience to your clients. We show retailers how to implement dispensary best practices, how to operate within the necessary cannabis regulations, how to hire and train employees to become the best budtenders, and how to avoid common mistakes to avoid fines, protect your investment, and increase profits while staying ahead of the competition.
Cova has the cannabis industry-focused experience and agility needed to keep pace with evolving marijuana regulations and will be by your side with 24/7 customer support.
5. Why is Cova eComm better than online menu providers?
A comprehensive online cannabis eCommerce platform like Cova eComm is better than using iframe online menus for several reasons.
First, it provides a smooth and easy shopping experience for customers. They can browse products, add items to their cart, and complete their purchase without leaving the platform.
Second, it offers centralized management, allowing dispensaries to update product listings, inventory levels, pricing, and other important information from one control panel. But the most significant benefit of using a native eCommerce solution like Cova is that it allows Google to scan and index your dispensary menus and website. This means that your business will show up in organic search results, which can greatly improve your SEO efforts. This advantage is not available when using a third-party online menu provider.
6. What digital payment options are available for NY dispensaries?
Cova Pay provides cashless payment choices like PIN Debit, ACH, and branded Gift Cards.
These options bring convenience and other benefits to cannabis businesses. Customers can easily make payments using trusted methods, and dispensaries can increase their earnings by allowing customers to add items to their purchases without worrying about cash. Customers tend to spend 25% more when they aren't limited by the amount of cash they have. Cashless payments also improve safety, efficiency, and the overall shopping experience by reducing the risk of theft and enabling faster transactions.
Additionally, cashless payment solutions offered by Cova Pay help businesses streamline their financial operations by reducing the need for manual cash handling, minimizing errors, and simplifying the reconciliation process.
Our scalable retail platform is ready to grow with your New York dispensary. Gain operational insights, adjust pricing, create promotions, and access sales across multiple locations in one place.
Launch a robust cannabis eCommerce platform that reflects your brand. Establish an online website that seamlessly synchronizes with your Cova POS for automatic updates. With marketing automation and SEO built in, you'll easily reach more customers.
Check on store performance on-the-go so you can make quick business decisions. Deep dive into robust operational reports, available on-demand or by regularly scheduled emails.
Assign and transfer inventory between specific sections of your store, like your backroom and display areas; Cova's Rooms allows for easier tracking, auditing, and FIFO execution. Save time and improve accuracy with reorder reports, batch scanning, and bulk adjustments.
A backup mode ensures disruptions in Wi-Fi don’t result in interrupted or lost sales. Keep transacting, and the system will sync and report once a connection is re-established. This feature is particularly useful on holidays and big cannabis occasions like 420.