The Kush marketplace has been growing exponentially since 2017! Here’s a quick guide for how Kush currently works, and the best way to close deals.
To get started, go to kush.com and make an account. As long as you provide all your licensing information the account should be quickly verified, but if not, you’ll be asked to schedule a call to get your account validated over the phone. If you don’t have a hemp specific license you may be prevented from completing some transactions, like seeds, but any tax paying business is allowed on the Hemp side of kush.com.
Selling products will require a ‘Basic Membership’, but buyers will have access to the site as soon as their validated, and even sooner for products that allow non-validated buyer inquiries!
Buying On Kush
If your sourcing material in the legal Hemp / Cannabis landscape, there’s no downside to using Kush.com.
When you find a product you’re interested in, you can either request more information, or make an offer. All actions will open a direct anonymous chat with the seller where you can further negotiate, get access to their uploaded documents, and make your offer. Additionally, if you’ve signed up for a premium membership, you can share your company / contact information at any time in the process!
Once an offer is accepted, Kush will verify both users before sending an introduction with all the company / contact information provided. This process is usually completed within the hour* for non-membership deals, but is completed instantly for member products.
(*Outside of regular business hours / holiday times may vary)
Making A Sale
To be verified as a seller you’ll need to sign up for a Basic Membership, or upgrade to the Premium membership which will earn you free transactions, the ability to share company / contact information, and many other features like the new Storefronts.
Once your validated and have your membership, even a single picture with a strong description is enough to start getting offers. Just post your listing and check your Conversations page for new questions and offers. You’ll also recieve email notifications for any buyer actions, just make sure to turn on your email notifications from the My Account page.
Once an offer is accepted, you’ll receive an introduction with all the company / contact information provided for the buyer. Now you can treat it like any other sale! You’ll need to provide the acceptable payment methods, and they’ll need to provide a current shipping address and any other information requested.
The only potential fees on kush.com come if you make a successful sale as a non-premium Member. The fees are explained at product posting, offer accept, and kush.com/terms. Also, non-premium products will be marked up during product posting roughly 6% to help cover any potential fees. Keep in mind we won’t send our invoice or charge for any fees until delivery is complete, this way we can account for any returns or rejections. If there’s no deal, there’s no fee.
Wanted Ads / Supply Agreements
The Wanted Ads section lets buyers post exactly what they need, and allows sellers to be proactive in seeking out sales.
As a buyer, you can post a ‘wanted ad’ for whatever your current sourcing needs are. Sellers with fitting products can compete for your sale by sending you their listing which starts an instant chat conversation. From there you have direct communication with the motivated seller and can make offers or request further information.
Looking for a more formal experience? Kush also offers Supply Agreements for long term purchasing contracts. Much like placing a wanted ad, but with a more formal process that might lay out a purchase agreement for your next year of business! Again, you can place your needs, make bids, and once agreed upon we’ll provide formal contracts to get the deal started.
The Premium Kush Membership will give you a VIP experience on one of the best cannabis / hemp eCommerce sites in the nation. Not only will you gain access to additional features like analytics, but you’ll also be able to close sales with no additional fees and trade your company / contact information freely. Consider it your all access pass to the legal hemp and cannabis world!
Here’s a full list of all the Membership benefits;
- Access to 18,000+ product listings
- Ability to purchase on Kush.com
- Account validation and compliance check
- Access to exclusive content
- Discounts on finished goods
- Expedited Validation (within 2 business days)
- Priority customer support
- Access to user contact information
- SMS alerts on orders
- $0 transaction fees on all deals
- Ability to sell products on Kush.com
- Build your brand with storefronts
To sign up for the Membership, just got to ‘My Account’ – Subscriptions. Looking to just try out the site? Check out the Basic plan for lower price / the minimum requirements to start selling on Kush.com.
Promote Your Products
Need fast results? The fastest way to gain popularity on a post, or get fast offers, will be to Promote your product from the ‘My Products’ page. Choose how long you’d like to promote your product, and at what level. From there you’ll not only move to the top of everybody’s product page, but you’ll also receive;
- Gold Featured Product badge on product listing.
- Premium product placement to ensure increased impressions, ahead of all other listing types.
- 1x Product Feature in bi-weekly newsletter.
- Receive 18x increased page views on average.
- Product listing shared across all Kush managed social media accounts.
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