I just got off the phone with a district conservationist in the Pacific Northwest. After asking about current pricing for another large order he plans to place he said something that literally gave me goosebumps.
He said (and I’m paraphrasing here): “Tubex Tree Tubes used to cost so much that they were only a novelty. The price has come down so much that they makes sense on a large scale.”
Wow. That, in a nutshell, is exactly what I have worked so hard to do for 23 years: To constantly work the supply chain from factory floor to forest floor to drive every last penny of unnecessary extra cost – excess overhead, excess profit margin, extra layers of distribution and mark up, freight costs, etc. – out of the process, so that I can deliver the best tree tubes in the world to you at the lowest possible price.
Here’s how I explained it to this customer: I am a forester by training, but I spend 90% of my time on logistics so that guys like him can afford to accomplish more forestry out in the field.
Calls like this make it all worthwhile. And the best part is I get calls like this every day!