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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    I would be interested in selling pelleted seeds , float trays , water fertilizer , wicking soil , bed Plastics , agribon , knives and spears , and maybe fertilizers.

    I have over 300 - 72 cell float trays now . It just hard to find boxes big enough for shipping .

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    Guy's,

    For real...this is your forum. I want you guys to fill the store with your products. I don't care if you by wholesale and sell retail, you're not going to be expected to manufacture everything that is offered.

    Even the tobacco department is wide open. I don't see a need for more than one member selling any single variety, but I'd like to see multiple varieties for all types of tobacco made available. I'll fill in some of the slots that aren't covered by someone else. The whole leaf site will not offer any of the varieties offered here either.

    The number of visitors to the site grows almost daily. Once the tax is put on RYO "pipe" tobacco, the forum will explode with new members. I'm going to try to make it so visitors can buy from the store without being a member also, so that will increase your sales as well.

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    Don,
    Have you worked how the transactions will be implemented? Specifically, if each vendor directly accepts payment from a retail customer, and ships a product, then each vendor will need to obtain a retail sales tax ID and perhaps a business license for their state and locale. If each vendor is supplying wholesale product to the FTT retail outlet (even if it is drop-shipped from the vendor) then the collecting and reporting of sales tax would not fall on the individual vendors.

    I think it comes down to a question of whether the FTT store is to be a store in fact, or just a classified listing site.

    Bob

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    larger items like Grow kits can be drop shipped, but smaller items should be warehoused in a central location so an order containing multiple vendor's products will be shipped at the same time.

    Of course there are exceptions to every rule and I expect to work with everyone with special circumstances.

    Even if a vendor ships their entire product line for distribution to a FTT warehouse, they will likely still need a vendor's license and appropriete permits within their home State.

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    im thinking of in the future buying a pasta shredder,,,,

    i think items specifically designed for processing would be helpfull,,,

    because you'd have had to grown and cured it correctly to reach the stage to use a shredder,,,

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    Rack, preferably light weight can be torn down for storage and will fit a certain number of 1020 trays. My rack is not cheap or necessarily light weight and comes a bit short of holding a 10 20 tray depth wise. IT holds four trays per shelf side by side perfectly. It can be dismantled.
    Lights to fit rack.
    1020 trays and a reasonable range of insert sizes. Stogie has it covered above.
    72 cell float ray for those with that bent.
    maybe a single 72 float tray system complete with tub. They still supply the water.
    Seed starting and growing soil.
    Fertilizer. I like Rainbow but would be very happy to be able to buy fertilizer of any kind that is suggested specifically for tobacco. Broken down into per lb or per 5 lb quantities.
    Thermometer and Humidity gauge. reliable but hopefully not to expensive.
    Lumine meter so people can start figuring out if that sunny window is really sunny enough.
    moisture meter to test if plants really need water or you just haven't figured out what is really wrong with them.
    Plant tabs both small (popsicle sticks) to larger. lots of variations on that issue. I was marking individual plants with color coded zip ties last year.
    heat mats for those that need them. I woudl love one for starting seed.
    larger pots for when sprouts out grow the 40, 48. 72 or ??? cell trays. I like 6 inch pots and find that plants can only stay in them for about 2 weeks after they graduate from the smaller cells anyway. You would need to go to 1 gallon pots from their and still only for a couple of weeks.
    Small Kiln set up. keep in mind they make egg incubators from Styrofoam. a kiln could be the same. that or plastic. For those that wonder, I have used Styrofoam with no problems.
    again plans for home made kiln. sell the little parts. bottle lamp sets for the eat source and a good reliable yet cost effective temp controller. lets graduate from the hot water heater thermostat.

    Curing racks, hooks lines rods or whatever. for both stalk and prime harvested tobacco. I know this sounds stupid to the mass growers that just spear them on a stick. but to the home grower on a small scale convenience is priceless. Just like to the small scale grower a tractor seems ridiculous. to the large scale grower a pre made rack sounds ridiculous.

    Don't even get me started on the de ribbing and shredding. but that stuff really needs some good answers.

    I really like this idea. Not that every offering the store has is a best answer. it is just an answer. Sort of like the base line That this group can use as a common starting point. It really does help when people are using common methods and systems also.

    I also like the seed processing suggestion. sieves, bags, labels, and even envelopes.
    On the seed envelop issue. I received seed from don and from chicken. one package had been wrapped in a paper towel and managed to make the trip much better. the other had just been placed in an envelop and most of the seed had been crushed to dust. cushion that seed folks. the post office machinery is harsh on it.

    I also like those scoops someone posted about previously. the skosh, tad, etc ones.

    Magnifier of one type or another for transplanting those sprouts.

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    Larry what are the dimensions of the 72 cell tray?

    Just taking a guess but look at item s3396 here.
    http://www.uline.com/BL_1304/Jumbo-K...y-Fold-Mailers
    price per box in quantities of 200 is 2.72. you can bundle boxed trays and simply tape them together to ship as one bundle. but one box for every tray may be the way to go. You can work out two tray boxes, 4 tray boxes etc. later. in this case the box may be adjustable enough to hold or or two trays.

    This page looks like a better depth selection and better prices.
    http://www.uline.com/BL_407/Multi-Depth-Boxes

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Larry what are the dimensions of the 72 cell tray?

    Just taking a guess but look at item s3396 here.
    http://www.uline.com/BL_1304/Jumbo-K...y-Fold-Mailers
    price per box in quantities of 200 is 2.72. you can bundle boxed trays and simply tape them together to ship as one bundle. but one box for every tray may be the way to go. You can work out two tray boxes, 4 tray boxes etc. later. in this case the box may be adjustable enough to hold or or two trays.

    This page looks like a better depth selection and better prices.
    http://www.uline.com/BL_407/Multi-Depth-Boxes
    Daniel the trays are 13.5 X 26.5 X 2.5 deep

    Most people seem to want from 6 to 10 trays . Then I have to add soil in a bag to fill the trays .

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBonner View Post
    I would be interested in selling pelleted seeds , float trays , water fertilizer , wicking soil , bed Plastics , agribon , knives and spears , and maybe fertilizers.

    I have over 300 - 72 cell float trays now . It just hard to find boxes big enough for shipping .
    I'm a day late and a dollar short BB, I'll check those out next season.
    BarG

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    Re: FTT Store inventory

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBonner View Post
    Daniel the trays are 13.5 X 26.5 X 2.5 deep

    Most people seem to want from 6 to 10 trays . Then I have to add soil in a bag to fill the trays .
    Larry,
    Have a look at these ULine boxes:

    http://www.uline.com/product/BoxListing7.htm

    Bob

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