Oakland, CA | San Rafael, CA | San Francisco, CA
Alien Labs began specializing in breeding their own cultish cannabis flower in 2015. At one point, we believed in Alien Labs and for this reason we even carried it on the menu. Over time we began to see the small marijuana delivery brand everyone loved had become the thing we all feared— in reality they became ‘big cannabis’. At the present time, they are now the 800-pound gorilla in the room that bullies all the small guys and pushes people around.
As demand began to increase around the San Francisco area, Connected (the parent company) began charging more for their flower…a LOT more. Since becoming a large corporation, the wholesale price on Alien Labs eight jars is more than the retail price of many other brands.
Is the flower that much better? No. Is it a high quality product? Yes, by all means. In California there’s no shortage of high quality flower let alone premium marijuana delivery services. Alien Labs jars are approaching $80-$100 comparatively to award-winning brands like Sovereign, LitHouse, Fig Farms and other small craft producers selling eight jars for around $55.
‘Big Cannabis’ Business Model
Because Alien Labs has elevated to ‘big cannabis’ level, they have been able to raise its price due to the Air Jordan business model of supply and demand. Create the demand through clever marketing and purposely keep the supply limited. This model time and time again gets everyone whipped into a frenzy. Consumers think they’re missing out on something if they don’t spend the extra money on a premium marijuana delivery service.
As a result, our sales rep from Alien Labs began letting us know which accounts were more important or had a bigger priority or dollar amount. The tone of our partnership and relationship began to take on the feel of an abusive one. It became clear the days of Alien Labs being good stewards of legalized cannabis where we are cool to each other were over. Now it’s all about the money grab. As our Alien Labs rep put it, “if it’s a problem for you then maybe you should re-consider working with us.”
Small Craft Producers Are Welcome To Our Marijuana Delivery
At Flowsent, we have an intention to promote smaller producers in our marijuana delivery service. In California, there’s a growing community of wee enthusiast, producers and small businesses that have amazing products. We’ll continue finding diamonds in the rough and highlighting cultivators you want to know. Below are some side by side comparisons of Alien Labs with other flower that’s just as good for a lot less. At Flowsent we do our best to give small producers a platform to showcase their goods through our service. We offer services to San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA and nearby areas.