The timber industry is one of the most volatile markets there is with stock and prices changing on a daily basis. 

As a timber buyer, keeping on top of these fluctuations can be extremely labour intensive: spreadsheets to update, phone calls to make, prices to cross-reference from your trusted, but limited, group of suppliers.

If you’re a timber seller, the traditional way of sharing your stock availability and special offers with clients is, similarly, no light load. 

The time is ripe, therefore, for an evolution in the industry – WoodScanner.com is it. Launched in September 2019, our digital marketplace has been taking root in the industry and reducing workloads for the buy and supply community.

A timber community and marketplace that enables better business

Doing business via traditional channels is a great way to build working relationships; after all, we’re an industry built on maintaining strong business connections.  

WoodScanner.com was created to supplement your existing networks. It’s a community and a marketplace – the first of its kind in the timber industry – that enhances your business without time-consuming admin of analogue systems. 

Free to use, free to list – why wait?

WoodScanner.com is a free platform to use as timber buyers – and it always will be. You just need to set-up an account to start comparing and connecting.

If you’re a timber seller, we won’t charge you to list your products until you are 100% happy with the service. After that, we will charge a small listing fee that gives you entry to the digital market. Our goal is to make it cost-neutral for sellers. 

Timber buyer? Compare the market in seconds for the best deal

Once registered, timber buyers can quickly and easily compare product options on WoodScanner.com from a wide range of suppliers. Simply select what type of timber you need and, in seconds, WoodScanner.com lists available stock in real-time, along with full specs and price options. 

As well as cutting out the legwork, many buyers tell us they’ve connected with timber suppliers that they have not had access to of before, expanding their business network and fulfilling stock requirements and customer orders with greater visibility.

Timber seller? Connect with lots of new prospects 24/7, 365 a year

If you’re a timber seller, WoodScanner.com gives you access to a whole new community of timber, roofing and builders merchants who you can build relationships with. 

You’ll get a listing in our Directory, so you can showcase your business, as well as access to a simple dashboard where you can easily upload the stock and inventories that you want to display. You will also have the unique ability to instantly adjust prices to reflect market conditions any time you choose.

Best of all, because WoodScanner is an online business community, new customers will be able to connect with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This is another step forward for the sustainable timber industry, a way to do business even more efficiently. So why not give WoodScanner.com a try today and begin your journey to save time and money.


  • Posted on 2022/04/27
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