Tokyo Smoke and Uber Canada have announced an exclusive partnership to provide a new way to order cannabis in Ontario. Tokyo Smoke is an award-winning cannabis retailer, and UberEats is one of the largest global rideshare companies.
Canadian Cannabis Delivery
Recently, Uber Eats has created a dedicated section on its digital marketplace for Tokyo Smoke’s virtual stores. Consumers can place orders from Tokyo Smoke’s flower collection. They can also order unique accessories on the Uber Eats app and then pick up their purchases at a Tokyo Smoke store. This is an innovative arrangement between Uber Eats and Tokyo Smoke. This becomes the first cannabis merchant to list itself using the Uber Eats software across Uber’s global business.
Online ordering and pickup using Uber Eats is an innovative way for Canadians to conveniently purchase legal cannabis. All orders will be ready for pick up within an hour so that consumers can receive their items quickly.
“Tokyo Smoke is thrilled to partner with Uber Canada on this innovative offering for our customers, bringing them high-quality products and the very best customer experience,” said Mark Hillard, VP Operations, Tokyo Smoke. “As a market leader in innovation and a platform used by so many Canadians, we believe this is the ideal next offering that can be done safely and conveniently on the Uber Eats app.”
How It Works
Ontario consumers head to the Uber Eats app, select the “cannabis” category, or search for “Tokyo Smoke.” They will see a warning that they must be of legal age to enter the Tokyo Smoke virtual storefront. Once confirming their age, the menu will come up for the customer. Consumers then head to Tokyo Smoke to pick up their orders. A Tokyo Smoke employee will fulfill the order. These employees are CannSell certified and will ID consumers as required by regulations.
“We are partnering with industry leaders like Tokyo Smoke to offer safe, convenient options for people in Ontario to purchase legal cannabis,” said Lola Kassim, General Manager of Uber Eats Canada. “By combining a streamlined ordering process through the Uber Eats app with Tokyo Smoke’s in-person pickup service, we’re creating a new end-to-end experience for responsible cannabis ordering across the province.”
Finally, this partnership will help combat the illegal underground market of all nonmedical cannabis sales nationally. Further, recent research from Public First shows that driving after cannabis consumption remains prevalent. 1 in 7 (14%) of cannabis users admitted to having driven a vehicle within 2 hours of consuming cannabis. Uber Eats will help decrease impaired driving and improve safety on the road.