A hot tips on buying firewood online.

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According to Irish Times article, Irish consumers are now spending whopping €850,000 an hour online, that's up 20 per cent on four years ago, making Ireland one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world.

Yes, call it laziness or convenience, but it does feel good to make a purchase with only a few clicks in your pyjama from your living room.

So that leaves us with one main question, can you buy wood fuel online including firewood and is it a safe & overall rewarding experience?

To answer this question, we have created a guided checklist, which we think should help you with purchasing firewood online.

 

1. Credibility

The credibility of the seller is a large factor to provide you with a guarantee on your purchase. Because you can't see or touch the product, it can make buying decision more challenging.

The quick way to validate that the seller is genuine about the goods and service they offer is to search the sellers official Facebook page or customer-generated reviews on their product pages. You can also go to the family, friends or neighbours recommendations and it's nothing wrong with that. There is nothing better like word of mouth!

 

2. Quality 

Shopping online will limit you of see and touch the product in person, so you want to be assured of the quality what the seller is advertising. Start small, and some retailers will even offer smaller sample orders.

For stove users kiln dried firewood would be the recommended type of fuel.  

Before deciding on buying the firewood, look if there is a clear return policy in place on delivery information or returns policy. As a consumer, you are protected and legally can return your purchase, yes also fuel, within first 14 Days of making the purchase. 

Note. Some sellers may charge you the shipping cost of returning the goods.

 

3. Research

Let's be honest, from finding until buying a good quality firewood may sound like a bit of task. Knowing the budget and type of fuel product you are looking for can make life easier, but what to do if you are completely new the world of the firewood. 

The web search can lead you to great forums, plus more information can be found with Google search results. You can always ask the seller for the recommendation. From our own experience, to achieve maximum results you will want to test a few different types of firewood first.

 

4. Value & Price 

You have found the product, but the price and size are still confusing you. Learning to find the value and a good deal may take a time and experience but what if you could skip all that in one go.

To start, you would have to have an overall idea of the volume you could store in a single purchase. Always go for larger bulk size where possible as it can save you more money in long-term.

The hand stacked cubic meter can provide you with 40% more firewood than cubic meter but loosely packed. Always ask for volume in hand stacked m3 as that way you will know how much firewood you are getting.

Make your calculation on the sizes after you are receiving your order. You might have purchased the 1.2m3 of advertised volume but the 0.2m3 have been included the part of the pallet, and the firewood is only a 1m3.

Price will always be appropriate to the quality of the firewood and the volume. Knowing that high-quality logs cost more will save you from any future disappointments.

A quality promised is not a quality delivered and by choosing reputable firewood supplier with a good track record will save not only time but more money in long-term.

 

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Since 2014 we are proud supporters & retailers of 100% natural home heating products. As our experience in years of trading has grown, we feel it's time to share our knowledge about the things we know best.  

Please, feel free to contact us hello@ecofuel.ie for advice on home heating products. 

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  • Very good post. Thank you for sharing!

    Jennifer on

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