Driven Deliveries Inc., a California online cannabis retailer and direct-to-consumer delivery company announced that over the last couple of weeks the company has experienced record growth and demand with a greater than 100% increase in sales. Following California’s decision to deem cannabis deliveries an “essential business,” Driven is increasing infrastructure to provide California customers safe access to legal cannabis through the government-mandated quarantine.
“Driven Deliveries was founded on the bedrock principle of enabling universal access to cannabis to California’s population,” said Driven Deliveries’ CEO Christian Schenk. “Driven is the only service that provides deliveries to 92% of California’s population, giving millions of people access to on-demand legal cannabis from the security and safety of their own home during this very difficult time”.
Driven Deliveries’ proprietary logistics system, acquired from Budee Inc, designed to expand efficiently based on demand in a given area, performed flawlessly during the surge in demand. “Our major launch came earlier than expected,” said Sal Villanueva, President Driven Deliveries. “The operations team has done an amazing job integrating Driven’s 3 brands on a unified platform giving Driven the ability to rapidly support the additional demand,” he added.
The impact of coronavirus has required Driven to scale its driver network to meet the increase in demand. To comply with Government orders to stay home, Driven expects further growth as people continue to incorporate delivery services into their new routines.
Finally, Driven continues to innovate in ways to make delivery both easier and safer. Driven’s delivery system allows consumers to leverage electronic payment methods as well as cash, making it significantly more convenient than other options. In addition to the extra steps being taken to ensure safe deliveries through the use of protective disposable gloves and continuous sanitization, Driven is also exploring new ways that technology can be used for a contact-free delivery while still meeting the ID verification requirements.
Driven Deliveries understands that anxiety and stress are increased around the country and that both medical and recreational customers want access to cannabis without the risk of exposure associated with visiting a dispensary.