Firewood suppliers typically provide dry seasonal wood to restaurant and residential customers. Client use cases include cooking, grilling, or smoking and local firewood suppliers are experts in delivering the best wood for their clients’ needs. Firewood is usually sold in bulk, in a half-cord or a cord. A true “full cord” (aka bush cord) of split firewood measures 4′ wide x 4′ high x 8′ long, totaling 128 cubic feet in volume. A true, half-cord of split firewood is the equivalent of a 4′ wide x 4′ high x 4′ long stack, totaling 64 cubic feet in volume. Firewood is also sold in smaller packages for sale to local supermarkets or camp supply stores. While firewood is a year-round business, most wood is sold seasonally for use in the winter months, and orders must be placed far in advance to ensure adequate fulfillment. In North America, the best time to order firewood is from March to August. This ensures delivery can take place in the fall when unreserved supply can be scarce. Although it was previously thought that burning wood was bad for the environment, it has recently been proven that when wood decomposes naturally it produces just as much carbon emissions as one would produce by burning it.
While it is possible for the client to procure firewood from a yard, firewood is usually purchased over the phone or ordered online and slated for delivery as one would need a large truck to transport it. Transportation costs are traditionally factored into the purchase price. Having an online presence for your firewood supply business is essential and will help with marketing as well as maintaining and utilizing mailing lists, as firewood supply is largely a seasonal business, and repeat customers are commonplace. Software is utilized to manage inventory, compile orders, establish delivery routes and create invoices and accept payment.
Payment Integrator has several solutions to seamlessly integrate into your firewood supply business. Online invoicing is as simple as a click of a button. We have omni-channel payment intake points to accept all major credit card and debit cards as well as e-wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay. This means payments can be made online, on mobile, in person or over the phone. Because many firewood suppliers see repeat customers, the ability to create a client payment profile is crucial. Our tokenized P2PE environment is PCI Compliant, secure and can handle the payment processing needs of any firewood supply store.
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