Looking for the best ID scanner for your dispensary? PatronScan is the number one ID scanning technology in North America.
We offer many features that dispensaries find highly valuable, such as the ability to spot Fake IDs, real time Challenge Questions to prevent minors from purchasing age restricted products, and spotting customers who have been added to the Banned Customers List.
If catching fake IDs and keeping troublemakers out of your retail establishment is important to you, then you need the best ID scanner for marijuana dispensaries.
PatronScan has been the best fake ID scanner available in North America for years. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology is used to read the face of the ID, just like a human does, in order to improve fake ID detection.
Caution: Do not use an ID scanner that relies on barcodes or magnetic stripe to authenticate the ID, as these are easily fooled by even low quality fake IDs. If you want to keep minors out, get the world’s best fake ID scanner, PatronScan.
Challenge Questions are a great way to test a customer if you suspect they are using someone else’s ID.
PatronScan provides challenge questions for every scan, so it is easy for your staff to ask a question or two and observe the body language of the customer.
Security professionals recommend that you ask at least two challenge questions for every customer that appears 25 years old or younger.
‘Looping’ has become a known issue in the legal marijuana industry.
A customer comes into your dispensary and purchases their daily limit. They then ‘loop’ around the block and come purchase their daily limit again in the same location later in the day.
Double Scan Alerts will help you stop this practice in its tracks by alerting your staff when an individual has already entered your location that day. PatronScan can also track this across multiple locations to ensure you can sell up to a customer’s daily limit without going over.
Minors are not allowed to purchase age restricted products, yet many minors will attempt to purchase your products in the hopes that your staff will not check their ID with sufficient diligence to catch them.
Age verification is your first defense against this, as it allows the ID scanner to check for current age, allowing your staff to focus on delivering great customer service.
The Banned Customers List is a list of people who have been refused service in marijuana dispensaries across North America for aggressive behavior, theft, excessive intoxication, reselling product to minors, criminal activity, and other bad behavior.
The Banned Customers List is your best defense against people who are likely to cause trouble for your business. The Banned Customers List provides alerts to every marijuana retailer across North America in real time.
Spotting a customer who has been banned is your first line of defense in your establishment.
When other marijuana dispensaries place someone on the Banned Customers List, they are warning you that this person has caused harm, and then you can make an informed decision about whether to allow this person into your establishment.
Placing a customer on the Banned Customers List is a powerful way to provide consequences to bad behavior.
Any customer you add to the Banned Customers List may be refused service at every other marijuana retailer across North America, as each dispensary will be alerted when they present their ID.
Often, just the threat of being placed on the Banned Customers List will stop any bad behavior.
No business wants to be the target of criminal activity.
Using an ID scanner means that you have a record of every customer who purchased from your establishment.
This provides accountability to your customers, and signals to them that your business is not a good place for them to engage in any criminal behavior.
Daily reports give you valuable information about your business and your customers.
Identify trends, spot opportunities, and keep an eye on your customer base with reports that arrive daily in your email.
Do you use memberships to manage relationships with your customers?
PatronScan lets you create memberships with the tap of a button, and lets your customers use their ID as their membership card.
PatronScan ID scanners will automatically check every customer to see if they are already a current member, and will instantly offer renewals and new memberships to those that need it.
Do you need to communicate with your customers about new products that come available for sale, or special promotions?
Use text messages and emails to update your customers about your business. Your customers will appreciate being kept up to date and are more likely to return for their next purchase.
Did you know that tourists are highly likely to sample marijuana when they travel? Almost a quarter of all tourists to Colorado did recently.
That means that you are going to see a lot of different IDs, and your need a scanner that can read everything from a UK driver’s license to an Australian passport.
PatronScan ID scanners are lighting fast. They are able to scan any ID in under 3 seconds.
Verify the age of your customer, check for expired ID, authenticate the ID, create a scan record with live image, and cross check the customer against the Banned Customers List quickly to keep your business safe.
There are times when the manager, owner, and staff need to be notified instantly about your business.
PatronScan gives your staff the ability to send instant SMS text message alerts if an inspector, the police, or any other official arrives at your front door, so your manager can come to deal with them.