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CBD Mystery Shopper: Detroit, MI

Great Lakes CBD Oils and Creams

CBD Mystery Shopper: Detroit, MI

Compared to Chi-town, the Motor City is a bit of a CBD desert. Check before you visit a store, as some struggling retailers are undergoing changes. On the bright side, one smoke shop is creating an empire in Michigan.

Here’s what we found:

Great Lakes Oils And Creams, 2530 Crooks Rd Suite 3, Royal Oak, MI 48073, offers a variety of CBD tinctures, ingestibles, beauty and wellness products in-store and online. Pet products, too. 

BESTSELLER: Medterra 1000mg CBD Tincture ($55.99)

PROS: Friendly and helpful. Plenty of products to choose from and online offers discounts. 

CONS: A little hard to reach on the phone, but the call-back text function makes it easy to leave a message.

SUGGESTIONS: Have one late night a week?

MYSTERY SHOPPER SCORE: 5 (out of 5)

Pure Water Station, 34306 Harper Avenue, Clinton Twp., MI 48035, sells Lazarus Naturals tinctures, topicals and capsules as part of its natural foods and wellness section

BESTSELLER: Lazarus Naturals High Potency Full Spectrum CBD Tincture 750mg and 1000mg ($32 and $100)

PROS: Busy but friendly and helpful staff.

CONS: Sold as an adjunct to its main business of water purification, but it’s nice to have.

SUGGESTIONS: Nope.

MYSTERY SHOPPER SCORE: 4.5 (out of 5)

Spa In The Woods, 21023 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, is a well-regarded area spa that sells several lines of CBD topicals off the shelf and as add-ons for spa services. 

BESTSELLER: CBD Clinic Pain Relief Stick – Level 5 ($80) 

PROS: Very helpful and friendly staff explains the difference between products. Products are used in spa services as add-ons, so you can test before you buy. 

CONS: None.

SUGGESTIONS: Adding “FREE CBD add-on” to the online gift card might be a nice marketing move.

MYSTERY SHOPPER SCORE: 4.5 (out of 5)

Wild Bill’s Tobacco Shop, six locations in the Detroit area and more on the way. All Wild Bill’s carry CBD; depending on the store, the CBD offering can be huge, selling flower, gummies,  dog treats, etc.

BESTSELLER: ⅛ Flower ($10-12.99) and CBD dollar candies ($1) “to try.”

PROS: Very friendly and knowledgeable about a variety of CBD products.

CONS: Pressed for time – it’s a smoke shop!

SUGGESTIONS: Nope.

MYSTERY SHOPPER SCORE: 5 (out of 5)

Smokers Alley, 27738 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066, sells CBD lotions, creams, tinctures, gummies and shampoos: “We have everything.”

BESTSELLER: Charlotte’s Web tinctures

PROS: Helpful and courteous staff takes time to explain the products in detail.

CONS: Online could deliver more info.

SUGGESTIONS: Expand online presence.

MYSTERY SHOPPER SCORE: 5 (out of 5)

About the CBD Mystery Shopper

Exclusive to CBDbusinessmedia.com, our CBD Mystery Shopper strolls the commercial aisles of Retail America, checking the prices, placements and sales expertise for cannabidiol (aka CBD) products. Whether your store is a mall or a mom-and-pop shop, you can plan on receiving a visit from the Shopper, because we want to learn how comfortable customers are made to feel when asking for this new kind of product – and how comfortable retailers feel when they sell it.

Have a store you’d like The Shopper to visit? Let us know at shopper@cbdbusinessmedia.com!

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