Marketing of Lumber by Retail Lumber Yards in the Northeast



Marketing of Lumber by Retail Lumber Yards in the Northeast Excerpt from Marketing of Lumber by Retail Lumber Yards in the Northeast Phase IIINortheastern region retail lumber yards are primarily corporations The latter account for nearly 80 cents of each dollar spent at all retail yards, and over 90 percent operate only one yard Fifty two percent of all yards have an annual gross dollar sales volume under The other, larger yards, sell nearly three times the volume in dollars of those with sales under The number of employees per of gross sales declines steadily from seven for the smallest yards to two for yards with gross sales over one million dollars.Yards offer a variety of products and services While wood products dominate sales, lumber dollar sales volume is only 39 percent of total gross sales dollars Larger yards offer a greater variety of products and tend to include many non wood related items.Retailers show a substantial preference for western lumber, 70 per cent of purchased volumes Quality, lengths, volume available, and spe cies characteristics are cited as major reasons They do shop around for the best price and buy 32 percent directly from sawmill producers Can adian imports, 14 percent, are second in volume while Eastern species comprise only 11 percent of total lumber purchases The volume of dimension lumber purchased is nearly twice the volume of boards with 75 percent of the former in western species.Retail yards sell primarily to three consumer groups building con tractors, home owners, and industrial plants Nearly 50 percent of all sales are to building contractors, 30 percent to home owners, 12 percent to industries, and the remaining volumes to all other consumers The larger yards sell volume to contractors while smaller yards sell volume to home owners Sales to building contractors are most im portant in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire Sales to home owners dominate in West Virginia and Maine Massachusetts has the greatest proportion of sales to industries.Retail lumber yards sell a quality product, primarily dimension lumber from western species to building contractors But home owners are apparently strongly oriented to do it yourself projects as nearly one third of retail yard lumber sales are to these people Although wood products represent the major proportion of annual gross dollar sales volume, larger yards sell a substantial dollar volume of non wood items.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Free Download eBook Marketing of Lumber by Retail Lumber Yards in the Northeast by NH Agricultural Experiment Station – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 44 pages
  • Marketing of Lumber by Retail Lumber Yards in the Northeast
  • NH Agricultural Experiment Station
  • 20 August 2017
  • 1334455910

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