Cannabis Retail Guide: Celestial Buds, CalgaryLiora IpsumJuly 19, 2019
Dhaliwal has since translated her experience in building customer relationships to the cannabis industry, emphasizing the importance of listening to her clientele. It’s a tastic that has earned Celestial Buds a reputation for its bespoke service and friendly staff.
This Calgary cannabis store boasts a tiny footprint but leaves nothing for want. Expect big smiles, ample selection, and personable service in-store.
The small store offers an intimate experience without a hint of pretension.
Here, a customer service counter runs along the left side of this deep, narrow showroom opposite a trio of mounted digital menus. The store is otherwise sparsely decorated save for a few posters and sculptural light fixtures.
Bud samples in sensory jars are on display out in the open, encouraging customers to sniff and inspect product. Meanwhile cannabis packages and accessories are housed behind glass.
The store is designed to offer a fast and efficient shopping experience, but if customers want to stay and talk or get more knowledge, staff are happy to provide one-on-one consultations and make suggestions.
When it comes to recommending strains, staff will inquire about situational uses (Are you going to a concert? Do you intend to enjoy in a social setting?) and what consumers hope to achieve from their cannabis experience before tailoring suggestions.
Those seeking therapeutic benefits will be directed to a clinic or doctor, though Dhaliwal notes that many consumers come back and share such medical advice in search of similar products in the recreational market.
Products & Pricing
Aside from the aforementioned sensory jars which let customers get up close and personal with potential new buds, the store displays packages from each cannabis product available, allowing shoppers to familiarize themselves with varying brands and what they have to offer.
Some consumers have noted that prices here are especially competitive, which Dhaliwal attributes to being an independent retailer without the expenses and overhead of chain retailers.
Accessories-wise, the selection includes a curated range of humidor storage boxes, vapes, papers, artful glass pipes, and bongs. Customer requests are welcome, and Dhaliwal will order in products when available.
What You Should Know
Situated in the Inglewood Town Centre, this centrally located cannabis store provides ample parking and is wheelchair accessible. Be sure to bring a valid ID; those that look younger than 25 should expect to be carded.