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#1 posted 11-10-2010 10:16 PM

It’s difficult to start up a postal service for wood which is bought blind . I know I would be hesitant to send off money to an untried company for air dried wood.It does happen though. I should spend more time cultivating some customers in your own area who want good timber.Then they can come pick and argue price.No one wants to open their package when it arrives to be disappointed and therefore not many are willing to gamble.Also get some more pics in there with actual wood for sale and the stuff will fly away.Even though we are in a recession people need wood I won’t be going for the next five years to my shop without the wood I need so you may not sell big bundles to each customer so keep them small and offer discount for bulk buying and for goodness sake keep your prices down to get them in the door.
Once your established that’s a different matter word of mouth will keep you ticking along.Keep your spirits up, and keep going if you lived next door to me I’d be your biggest customer so long as you offered real bargains .Good quality wood will always sell ,so have a bit more faith in your stock .In my opinion people will buy wood everyday of the week if your clever, and don’t get greedy .That’s my advice and I have been in my own business most of my working life. Better to sell cheap and often than expensive and never. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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