Updated: Nov 14
From episode: EP46 - Modern software solutions for Plant Growers & Wholesalers by Plantiful
Willie - We have a guest that brings technology to the table for growers in the green industry. Super crazy. I'm super excited and pumped for this episode. Very smart individuals. His name is David Turer with Plantiful Technologies. What is up, my brother, David, how are you doing today?
David - Doing well Willie. How are you? You're making me blush.
Willie - Yeah. Don't blush, man. Don't blush. Dude, I'm doing great, man. Life is what you make it. And I can't have a bad day at this point. Life is just moving forward in a positive way. And with that mindset, it has us together. You know, we met through Instagram and here we are. You know, the power of just everything of tech in the whole tech world. That's something that I love that I preach about how this industry is very outdated. So for people like you, you have big opportunities. You know, people always talk about, let's say, get into this crypto early because it's going to scale. It's going to climb. That's you, Mr. David. You're going to have a lot of opportunity to grow in the industry just because of what the industry is. So I would love to...
David - We hope so.
Willie - Yes. I would love to dive in to what plantiful is, why you created it, where you were when this idea popped in your mind. Let's start with that. Where were you when plentiful popped in your mind and what is plentiful?
David - Oh, man. Great questions Willie. So, you know, my background, I love helping businesses. I started out working, doing finance operations for tech companies, for marketing companies, for chemical companies. And I, you know, a lot of the chemical guys out there, the quote unquote bad guys of the world, I really wanted to go figure out how can I help businesses that I want to help that I can wake up in the morning and feel good about what I'm doing. And, you know, when I think about the plant world, I think, hey, here's an opportunity to help sell more plants into the world, make the world a greener place. And help to do that by making these businesses sell plants more profitably. So, you know, a total win, win, win, I can feel happy. Businesses can make more money. People get more plants, make the world a better place. So that's kind of, you know, the light bulb went off. And then once I started talking to people in the industry and hearing, you know, hey, how do you run your business? How do you manage your sales, your inventory, your decision making? So much of it is instinct and old school pen and paper that there just seems to be like a tremendous opportunity here to build technology for this industry, to help improve people's lives that are working in the industry and to make their businesses run better, run more healthily. And, you know, that's what we're trying to do here at Plantiful.
Willie - That's awesome, man. So I have a question for you, but first I want everyone to hear what Plantiful is that way you guys understand my question a little bit better. Tell us what Plantiful is and just, you know, in a nutshell, what is Plantiful?
David - So Plantiful is an inventory management system specifically built for the world of horticulture to help you track all your live plants, everything that's changing, where it is, how much do you have, when is it going to be ready and integrating that with sales so that you can easily make sales, update your production team, your sales team, your logistics team, keep everyone in your business on the same page, get your inventory to update live real time so you can better answer customers, better keep track of everything going on. And then at the end of the year, look back on what you did and make better decisions for the next year.
Willie - That's crazy. Is that something that can be integrated with, let's say like an e -commerce store as well online, if someone wanted to do that?
David - Yes, sir. That's a great question. So, you know, right now, we're looking at both integrate with the Shopify as new e -commerce is the world, but also we want to go and build our own, you know, make sure that people, if they want, they don't have to leave the platform and, you know, you can, same way I could look at my business's inventory, you could put it online, get people to buy from it directly, why should the e -commerce of the world be limited to outside of this plant world.