Driven Deliveries with CEO Christian Schenk. Our next guest is an accomplished transportation and payment technology executive with extensive public company experience and a profound track record of generating sustainable, rapid growth. He is CEO of Driven Deliveries the country’s first publicly-traded cannabis e-retailer and logistics company. FreightWaves reported Vertical integration is helping boost business for an online cannabis shopping and delivery company as the coronavirus pandemic simultaneously upends supply chains and fuels a boom in marijuana sales. And while Driven didn’t see the pandemic coming, “we’re lucky we made the investments.
Having control of that supply chain is what is allowing us to operate.” Talk to me about the measures that have helped Driven to keep supply and demand under control. Driven has experienced a greater than 100% increase in sales, with an 89% increase in new customer sign-ups. (Edibles and beverages, favored by those who are new to weed, are a doing-especially brisk business.) BZ wrote that while no one views the global pandemic as a cause for celebration, it’s fair to assume that cannabis delivery companies could see a silver lining in terms of consumer adoption. You told them “Some people who may be used to go physically to a dispensary will now have realized that they even prefer, in a normal situation, to continue to use delivery services.”