At present, the firewood is primarily delivered to my standing customers. The outlook for the future is pretty stable, as almost every new house is equipped with a fireplace, and not every house owner owns a forest lot of his own or has a relative that owns one. 

In the future, the customers will probably be even more picky in terms of quality. It is a different thing to take the firewood to the well-maintained yard of an extravagant residential area than to the back yard of an old farm house. Therefore, in the future, the successful firewood vendor should invest in quality and punctuality of delivery." The customer must be provided with what has been ordered and at the agreed time, and not at random with just what happens to be in stock at the time in hand.

You can compete with quality, but competing with price does not pay in the long run. The quality-conscious customers are loyal and get what they want, but those who are looking for the cheapest price, are only loyal to the price. There will always be someone who cannot count, and therefore sells at a slightly lower price, until he realises that doing so is not profitable, and then leaves the business. 

The Palax machines are able to provide the extra boost required for the challenges of the future. The eye-catching result, as well as the even quality and cleanliness, are excellent sales arguments in the firewood business. It is hardly worthwhile to look into other brands, if you have already found the one that is the best. That is why Klapukauppa will also rely on the Palax firewood processors in the future.

Eero Raina