The Hemp Buddy is Back!

The Hemp Buddy is finally back with some exciting new changes to show you!
TL;DR : The Hemp Buddy is back. The Hemp Buddy is a site that helps you filter through hundreds of products ( with a pretty advanced product filter) from 40+ vetted vendors without having to go to each vendor. We also keep track of sales to get you great deals and I make reviews for hemp products added to the site weekly. Plan to add more vendors as I vet them, and few more features coming soon.

What is The Hemp Buddy?

The Hemp Buddy is a tool I made to make being a hemp consumer easier than ever. We keep track of products from out vetted vendors to allow you to filter through 800+ products without having to go to every single vendor’s website. Our product filter has been redesigned to help users find precise information about the products including: Exact CBD %, Exact THCa%, Lab Reports, Terpenes, and a lot more. We also keep track of sales and coupon codes to make sure you find the best deals possible. We also added a blog and plan to keep constant reviews coming through of all the products we try when vetting vendors and more.

What changed?

Aesthetic 

For starters, the site has been redesigned from the ground up. The new-look should hopefully flow better and allow users to find the things they are looking for a lot easier. In my opinion, the new look is just a lot cleaner and easier on the eyes.

The Product Filter

My pride and glory, honestly. This thing has been completely revamped to allow for a level of precision that many users begged for in the past.
  • Precision  Filtering

Now instead of filtering from a range of products, you can filter exactly to the number you want. For example, do you want to try the strain with the highest CBD% or THCa%? You can find that exact strain.
  • Terpene Filtering
Use the power of the new precision filtering to also filter for the terpenes you enjoy. This has many applications, but my favorite is terpene profile matching. For example, if you really enjoy the THC strain Blue Dream, you can find the terpene profile of the strain and use the filter to find a hemp strain with similar terpenes and thus, similar effects. The same goes for hemp! If you know a hemp strain works well for you, look into its terpene profile and use the filter to find strains similar.
  • Reviews
The original site had reviews for the first week or so, however, I was not a fan of how the feature worked so we yanked it off. Now every product on the site can be reviewed with even different categories for the review. My hope is that we all use the reviews to help users make informed choices before buying a strain.
  •  Labs
We all want to know exactly what we are consuming at all times, especially in a market as unregulated as hemp flower. Because of this, we have decided to expand on our lab options to allow users to find products with Heavy Metal Labs, Terpene Labs, Potency Labs as well as Pesticide Labs.

Explore Vendors

The vendor pages had a major redesign as well. Firstly, every vendor now has a  vendor page and the vendor pages are a lot less cluttered and show the main information needed: The products they sell, coupon codes, name of the vendor. A lot of the extra information that used to be contained on vendor pages has now been moved to individual product pages.  We also removed reviewing vendors for now.
There was a big philosophical shift here that I wanted to talk about. Before, I would add just about every vendor I could find to the site, with the idea being I wanted as many options as possible. This was pretty good because it allowed people to search from over 1500+ products. The problem here is that it leads to people buying from shady vendors and sometimes even scammers.
With the redesign, we wanted to focus on safety first. The only vendors being added are those vetted by The Hemp Buddy. The vetting process focuses on safety purchasing( we test this with our own money), product quality, community standing, reputation,  and time in the business.
This doesn’t mean that we will not be adding new vendors. It just means that it takes longer for vendors to be added as we want to make sure people can use our site with confidence.
So if you have any vendors you want to see added to the site, please let us know and we can start the process of vetting them.

Blog 

One thing I always wanted to have on the previous site but was stuck in a “coming soon loop” is the Blog. This time, as you can already see we have started making our blog.
My goal is to have a quick video review as well as accompanying articles once a week. With other articles sprinkled in when I have something interesting to write about.

Sales

One issue I had last time around was keeping up with all the sales vendors would run. Now, I have an entire person who does that for me. (Thanks honey) I promise that this time around, the site will be an easy one-stop shop for finding the products you want and any coupon code that can be used to get it cheaper. We also changed the look of the page to make it easier to use.

Conclusion 

TL;DR : The Hemp Buddy is back. The Hemp Buddy is a site that helps you filter through hundreds of products ( with a pretty advanced product filter) from 40+ vetted vendors without having to go to each vendor. We also keep track of sales to get you great deals and I make reviews for hemp products added to the site weekly. Plan to add more vendors as I vet them, and few more features coming soon.

These are all the major changes to the site but there is still plenty of smaller things to explore and check out. This has been a passion project of mine for quite some time and I built it all coming from 0 experience working on a website. At this point, there is probably 1000 hours worth of time spent on the site and everything else I have planned for it. A lot of plans are still too early in the development cycle to speak about, but I have some big goals for The Hemp Buddy.
I want this site to be a tool users can use to get all the information they need when making a purchase of all hemp products. I want users to feel safe knowing they can trust and purchase the products on this site. I want users to feel like they are making an informed purchase and buying a product that best suits their needs.
If you have any feedback please message me here or send an email from the site.

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