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3 hours ago, Duffryn said:

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Is it actually worth retailing nets given bag cost, the amount of labour, packing ,handling transport costs and delivery, where in a single bulk delivery you can sell say £ 240? Thanks.

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6 minutes ago, arboriculturist said:

Is it actually worth retailing nets given bag cost, the amount of labour, packing ,handling transport costs and delivery, where in a single bulk delivery you can sell say £ 240? Thanks.

For me it's a spring summer job building up stocks. It depends what you sell the nets for and the minimum qty. Camp sites, garages etc with a pallet load at a time can make decent money. This bit of kit has got the costs right down. Pack them 50 on a pallet and easy handling thereafter.

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Thanks for the speedy post. 1m3 hardwood bulk say £120 = 20 bags @ £6 retail to customer yourself = £120 and all the overheads/handling.

 1m3 bulk delivery - we don't need to touch a log roundwood to delivery point.

 

So cannot see unless selling all soft for £6 bag there is any margin. Perhaps there is not 1/20th / m3 in a bag, as I don't know the bag size or packed dimensions / log length. I must be missing something.

 

I have always wished to sell barrow bags and your size bags but I have never been able to make the costings stand up !  Please advise 😃

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6 hours ago, arboriculturist said:

Thanks for the speedy post. 1m3 hardwood bulk say £120 = 20 bags @ £6 retail to customer yourself = £120 and all the overheads/handling.

 1m3 bulk delivery - we don't need to touch a log roundwood to delivery point.

 

So cannot see unless selling all soft for £6 bag there is any margin. Perhaps there is not 1/20th / m3 in a bag, as I don't know the bag size or packed dimensions / log length. I must be missing something.

 

I have always wished to sell barrow bags and your size bags but I have never been able to make the costings stand up !  Please advise 😃

You get a fair bit more than 20 x 40L bags out of a 1m3 loose cube. The point is that net sales tend to be counter cyclical to bulk bag sales, helping to keep the operation running. In season view them as incremental additional sales     

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Mmm, I am not sure the customer will buy more than they need because they are in smaller bags - I would think that is more likely with bulk bags. It seems to work for you. Maybe you bag softwood and sell for £6.

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I like the look of this. I did log bags for couple of years and could see how it would work well but the biggest complaint I had was the back ache from being hunched over to tie the bags then lift. Not sure this would solve this though. Need to get everything on a level so no bending down at all. 

 

 

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