Read this before you think of a DIY
Maybe interior design seems like an unnecessary expense. I mean lots of shops probably DIY it, right?
They do, and most of the time it shows.
You can’t afford not to invest in the professional retail design of your dispensary, and here’s why.
- It will cost you more to fix it later than to just do it right the first time. This is SO true with everything. Labor, materials and shipping costs have exploded this year, due to … well, all the things going on in the world right now. I’m not sure I’d want to bank on next year’s “what-if” scenario. Prices never seem to go down do they?
- It’s not just the new materials cost. Anything that you’ve already invested in (lighting, flooring, time ordering or selecting, fixtures) that does not work for you anymore is time and money wasted. If it isn’t currently earning you profit, then it’s a liability. When working with a professional from the beginning, we eliminate the waste factor that can come from a DIY job. We streamline the entire process so your trades aren’t charging you money waiting.
- It will take you twice as long to redo something already done wrong than to do it right the first time. This ties into the labor cost we already talked about, but it is more importantly about your lost profit. And more headache for you. It is always the right decision to do the complete design the right way before you open, and you save yourself having to close the doors during profitable hours to make it right.
- Unless you’re already a retail cannabis interior designer, this isn’t your specialty. You have a specific role in your company as Founder, COO, VP of Marketing or whatever you are, because that is your area of expertise. You hired an attorney to protect your business interests and prepare necessary documents for you. You hired a security team to make sure you were compliant and will be protected in the event of theft. Your accountants, bookkeepers, banks and lenders secure and maintain your finances. Insurance agent? Yes. You probably even hired someone to create and manage your branding and packaging. The list can go on and on of who you’ve trusted to make sure your investment is gaining returns and growing. Experts. In every facet of your business.
Medical Marijuana Business Daily stated that real estate and renovations are one of the largest costs for marijuana businesses. Dispensary owners said that they spend more on real estate and renovations during their start-up phase than any other expense. If you’ve been through it before, you know this is true. The components of that huge cost include equipment purchases like furniture, office supplies, display cases, shelving, computers, and storage pieces as their biggest purchases.
We (cannabis specific retail designers) save you time, money and headaches. We can find you better pricing, better resources and access to things usually reserved for the trade.
Being specific to this industry, we know what works, what doesn’t and how to select perfect finishes and furniture that will be long lasting, energy efficient and wont go out of style. We manage the traffic flow of your customers and can plan a great layout for not only those busy rushes, but to deter theft. Not only that, we have a pulse on the industry and how to make your space reflect your unique brand and story without being trendy or temporary. We take the costly guesswork out of ordering fixtures, picking finishes and making sure your contractor can actually build that gorgeous cash wrap counter.