Socket Mobile Scanner Spotted in NY Times: Housing Works Cannabis Co.

February 8, 2023 by Macie Blakeman | BLOG

A Socket Mobile barcode scanner was recently spotted in the NY Times Opens New Window at the grand opening of Housing Works Cannabis Co Opens New Window in Manhattan. New York is the fifteenth state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana, and Housing Works, a non-profit organization that supports people living with HIV and AIDS, has opened the state's first dispensary. All proceeds from the cannabis storefront will go towards providing stable housing, healthcare, and vocational training for suffering New Yorkers with AIDS and HIV. Their advocacy will help provide lifesaving services for thousands of citizens in New York and recreational purchases made at the dispensary will be a donation to their cause.

Socket Mobile is delighted that our scanners can help facilitate these cannabis sales that go towards a great cause. We provide companies with mobile and countertop barcode scanners as well as NFC readers/writers that give user's app full control of the device. The cannabis industry is just one example of how our devices help speed up operations and meet mandatory regulatory requirements.

How Our Scanners Increase Productivity for Cannabis Operations

All businesses need to keep accurate inventory records, and the cannabis business is no different. A company that sells cannabis needs to know what they have in stock and what they are running low on or out of. Our scanners and readers help speed up service for customers and improve the visibility of currently available products.

Inventory systems that haven't gone digital are becoming obsolete due to inaccurate counts, which can affect the smooth running of any business. When customers come in, they expect to know exactly what is available. Inaccurate counts lead to inaccurate reporting, which can end in fines, especially affecting cannabis businesses. Socket Mobile's data readers improve inventory processes by minimizing human errors and providing quick and reliable numbers through a simple scan.

Many states are also beginning to implement policies allowing businesses to accept Digital IDs. This includes digital vaccination cards, mobile driver's licenses, and other forms of ID that can help identify someone and verify their age. Socket Mobile offers data readers for businesses to read and accept these digital IDs. The cannabis industry can benefit from these barcode scanners and data readers by ensuring that anyone who enters one of their businesses is of legal age, which protects all parties involved.

Offering Mobile Data Capture Solutions for All Industries

Socket Mobile knows that cannabis businesses need reliable data capture methods, and Housing Works Cannabis Co has trusted our barcode scanners to get the job done. Yet, the cannabis industry isn't the only type of business that's heavily regulated. Other businesses require similar levels of accuracy, and our barcode scanners and data readers are here to ensure that's possible.

Whether your business needs precise inventory tracking, accurate ID verifications, more streamlined daily operations, or all the above... we've got you covered. Our mission is to supply innovative, accurate, easy-to-use, and cost-effective data capture tools for people that conduct business on mobile platforms. We specialize in providing innovative solutions for businesses of all types, offering mobile data capture solutions for all industries.

The Housing Works Cannabis Company trusted our Socket Scanner to help them conduct their business and to be part of the first legal sale of cannabis. We look forward to helping other businesses in the cannabis and retail industries, as well. Explore the benefits of integrating Socket Mobile for retail operations Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK), and let us know how we can help you.

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Test out our data reading and scanning technology for free with SocketCam. The SocketCam C820 lets you scan directly into your feature application using the camera on your mobile device, ensuring high-performance scanning without the need for an external barcode scanner.