How it all got started....me and wood.
Over the years, I have learned how to choose the wood, how to treat it so it doesn't crack, proper processing and storage, and all of the website stuff, like the shopping cart code, shipping, etc. This has allowed me to sell "by the slice", instead of selling by defined number of slices, which is appreciated by customers who only need one or a few slices and don't want to buy 25 or so. I understand why others sell them like that. Shipping! Wood is heavy.
The way I do it is I weigh the slices individually, and code my shopping cart with a USPS api that will add up the total weight of the order, and calculate shipping to the customers zip code. It works pretty slick!
There have been many people and companies over the years who have joined in and are selling wood slices, and I have really gotten a kick out of it. Most of them don't even let the customer know what kind of wood it is, when it was harvested, how it was dried, Some use one generic photo of some really nice wood slices, and I always wondered what the customer actually receives. I, on the other hand, photograph each product separately, and post that so the customer can actually see what they are getting.
I have received calls from their customers requesting me to "fix" the wood they received from another vendor, as it arrived all moldy, as it was shipped green and wet.
Since the internet is saturated now