Nursery inventory management and sales software developer SBI Software (Portland, Oregon) has created a no-contact plant ordering portal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It allows retailers to upload inventories and pictures to a website (www.nocontactplantpickup.com) where customers can then order and pay for the plants online using their computer, phone or tablet.
After ordering, the customer is notified when the order is ready to be picked up at the retailer. Upon arrival at the retailer, the customers simply shows the retail staff an order number, who then loads the car. The customer can then simply drive away without having ever left their car.
“We know it will protect consumers, plants and jobs,” said Aaron Allison, co-founder of SBISoftware. “No-contact plant pickup is the future, and it will protect jobs in our industry.”