Data Program – Retailers

The objective of the Retailer Data Program is to provide Licenced Retailers with important market information to help facilitate their product forecasting needs. Additionally, it allows retailers to see how they compare to the overall cannabis market.

Licenced Retailers will be able to interface with OCS’ IT systems to gain insight into these important data streams.

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What are the Retailer Data Program requirements for eligibility?

You must be a provincially authorized licensed cannabis retailer and eligible to enter into a Retailer Agreement with the OCS. 

Please note, licensing requirements are fulfilled with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and are outside the control of the OCS.  

I am an eligible Licensed Retailer; how do I enroll in the Retailer Data Program?

Please contact your Client Services representative to assist you with the enrollment process 

How do I gain access the OCS Data Program?

You will receive login and access instructions in your onboarding email. The OCS Data Program is administered using Power BI, a Microsoft platform.  

How is the OCS Data Portal different from the Wholesale Portal?

The Wholesale Portal (ocswholesale.www.doingbusinesswithocs.ca) is used to submit purchase orders to the OCS, while the Data Portal (delivered via Power BI) is used to deliver relevant information to Licensed Retailers. 

Can I set up multiple accounts with the OCS Data Program?

For the time being each Licensed Retail Operator will only receive one account.

Please note, a Licensed Retail Operator is defined as the organization who operates the retail store(s).

My store is part of a corporate/franchised network. Will it be possible to access each store’s data from within my network?

Each account is tied to a Licensed Retail Operator; therefore, visibility will be granted to all stores belonging to the same license.

How can I provide product feedback and suggestions?

We always welcome your input. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please send an email to dataprogram@ocs.ca.