This article covers the importance of strain linking and the steps you can take to ensure your menu products are linked to strains in our Leafly database. As a reminder, certain strains are trademarked due to copyright issues. To learn more about what strains will be rebranded, please see this guide: Linking Strains: Trademarked Strains
This article contains information about the following:
- What is strain linking?
- Verifying your strain data
- Adding Strain Data to your menu items
What is strain linking?
People research strains in Leafly’s legendary strain database 24 hours a day. Locations can drive more traffic and orders from strain research by linking strains to menu items.
When a person googles Sour Diesel, the Leafly Sour Diesel strain page tops the results. On our strain page, they see a ‘Buy Sour Diesel weed near you’ carousel. Stores within that area that have this strain linked to items will appear in this carousel.
Strain linking can be done in one of two ways: Manually or through your current POS integration. Some POS providers seamlessly transfer strain data to Leafly Biz. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to manually select the strain link for each item.
If you are currently POS connected, you can check out more details about your specific integration found in our POS guides here: Point of Sale Guides
Verifying your strain data
Accessing your Menu Manager
To get started:
- Log into your Leafly Biz Dashboard
- From the left-side panel, click the Menu option
- Click on Menu Manager from the drop-down
Confirming missing strain data on your menu items
Once inside your Leafly Menu Manager, you can check to see what menu items are missing strain data by accessing the Menu filter.
Underneath the Incomplete Item Data, use the checkbox next to the 'No Strain' option. If you do not see this, then all your menu items have strains linked to them:
When selecting this option, it will automatically filter your menu manager to display only items that do not have strain data attached to them.
You can learn more about our Menu Manager filter options here: Learn More - Menu Manager filters and item sorting
Confirming if strains have correct data
Once inside your Leafly Menu Manager, you can check to see what strains are linked to your menu items. In addition, you will be able to see if incorrect data is sent or if the strain has 'Unknown' as the strain.
Clicking on the 'Strain' option from the Filters menu will expand. From there, you can scroll through the list of strain names and locate the menu items in Menu Manager
Adding Strain Data to your menu items
Scroll, filter, or search to locate the menu item you need to update. To get started, click on the menu item. Doing so will open up the item editing overlay and you can find the 'strain name field':
On this overlay, type the strain name in the strain field. You will see that the Leafly Menu Manager will generate some results. To add this strain, click on the result:
If your strain cannot be found in our Leafly Strain Database, you can still add the strain by clicking on the option that says 'No strain to link to right now':
If you need to add any strains to our Strain Database, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
After adding the strain data, click on the 'save and set active button' so the changes do apply to that item
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