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A focus on e-commerce can strengthen your business during uncertain times

As lumberyards are adjusting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are pivoting to online retail as a means of continuing to serve their local markets while practicing all of the safety guidelines established for essential service businesses.
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How to staff your company for online sales

When I meet other lumberyard operators who know that I do a significant amount of my retail business over the internet, one of the first things they ask is how they can best hire the staff to get themselves set up for a similar operation.
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Beginning tools for e-commerce

Many of us in the LBM industry are either former builders or are familiar enough with the building trades to know that you can’t build anything worthwhile without the proper tools.
online retail e-commerce 101

Is online retail right for you?

While I have been writing a column for LBM Journal on decking for the past several years, this month’s column begins a new focus.

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