Last week, we got a chance to talk to Mark, the President of Crop King Seeds. Crop King Seeds is one of the leading providers of seeds in the cannabis industry. With a focus on customer service, great ethics, and quality - they are undoubtedly the best in the game.
1. What/Who inspired you to start Crop King Seeds?
Answer: I have been in the seed business for 20 years. Working with the Dutch companies in the 90's with their online marketing and shipping from within Canada. This allowed me to learn how good seed companies operate. Then as laws allowed, I decided to launch a seed company with good customer service where you can actually speak to a live human being to answer questions.
2. What is/are the main goal(s) for the Crop King Seeds?
Answer: Like anyone in the marijuana industry, we want to be respected as any other product on the market. We look at ourselves as comparable to a fine Vineyard but certainly a safer product than wine.
3. Who is the team behind Crop King Seeds?
Answer: We have over 20 employees with company ambassadors scattered around the world. We consider our selves a marketing company that just happens to do a very good job marketing seeds. We let the professional growers produce seeds for us, which allows us to focus on doing what we do best. Seed breeders now, come to us to sell their product which allows us to have the highest standards of quality control. We now pick and choose who we deal with.
4. How is Crop King Seeds different than other seed providers? What's your emphasis?
Answer: Open 24 hours a day, same day shipping, a guarantee, a growing forum to help you by openly sharing your experience with other customers and live person customer service. We have also given thousands of dollars to charities, sponsor sports teams and medical patients around the world. We are trying to set an example for the industry.
5. Where do you want Crop King Seeds to grow into in the next 5, 10 years?
Answer: We certainly see ourselves as the global brand. We are starting (STT Seed Tracker Technology) that will allow us to track the seed from harvest to distribution to planting. From there we will continue to expand around the world as Federal laws change around the planet.
6. Do you have any advice for people who want to get started in this business?
Answer: The cannabis industry is a rapidly changing industry everyday. You blink and a new country, state or province went legal. Since there is no legal banking, it makes it a challenge for everyone involved. Stay vigilant, stay determined. The cream will rise to the top. The question is… will big industry take over? This is one of the last Mom and Pop cottage industries that will hopefully survive.
Mark brings up some great points, and even better advice. Be sure to check them out at www.cropkingseeds.com, and on social media @cropkingseeds. Thanks to Mark again, and to everyone over at Crop King Seeds for being great friends and an even better company.