Buying lumber in bulk can be challenging. Lumber prices are constantly fluctuating, supply can be limited, and organizing transportation can be a hassle. That’s were AIFP comes in! Working with a wholesale lumber supplier like us gives you access to knowledgeable traders, a variety of high-quality products, strong relationships to mills and suppliers, in-house transportation coordinators, reliable transportation options, and flexible delivery schedules so that you can get the best lumber at the best prices, delivered right when you need it. Here’s an in-depth look at the many benefits of working with AIFP.
When you’re buying lumber in bulk, it helps to work with knowledgeable traders who have deep insight into the lumber industry, including lumber trends, species and grades, quality suppliers, lumber prices, transportation logistics, and everything else that can impact your purchase. Experienced traders can use their mastery to help you find the right products at affordable prices.
Wholesale lumber suppliers like AIFP can provide a variety of top-quality building materials in multiple grades, sizes, lengths, and species. At AIFP, we have specialized departments that trade Eastern and Western spruce-pine-fir (SPF), cedar, Southern yellow pine (SYP), plywood, industrial materials, and steel. Our Canadian and European departments can help you navigate pricing, quantities, tariffs, ocean freight, customs, and all of the unique logistics involved in the international lumber trade.
Strong Relationships with Mills & Suppliers As one of the largest building products wholesalers in the country, AIFP has built strong relationships with over 300 of mills and suppliers worldwide. Not only can we leverage these strong relationships to help you secure competitive pricing on bulk lumber but we can also utilize our large network to find you whatever wood species you need, whenever you need it.
Our transportation coordinators have extensive experience in forest products transportation and will handle your bulk lumber shipment from start to finish, so you can focus on other parts of the business. In fact, our traders work one-on-one with our transportation and logistics department to provide accurate shipping schedules for your orders, making it easy as possible for you to manage your inventory. We can even take care of any special delivery requests, as well as procuring whatever documents or paperwork is needed for crossing oceans and borders. In short, our in-house transportation department takes over all of the logistics, saving you time, energy, and resources.
At AIFP, we understand that if you don’t receive your shipments on time, your operations can stall out. That’s why we’re so committed to providing reliable transportation, organized by us, to meet your unique needs. With over 115 trusted carriers, AIFP manages trucking and railroad shipments across the lower 48 states as well as the ten provinces of Canada, complying with all US Customs laws and Homeland Security requirements. We also provide shipments of European lumber via cargo ships and containers.
Need special arrangements? Our experienced trucking department can secure flatbeds, maxis, pig vans, and whatever other transportation options you need. Plus, our rail department utilizes our established relationships with railroads to manage any domestic rail, routing, or reloading needs. Not only can we handle large-volume lumber deliveries, but we only work with the most reliable carriers to ensure that you get exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. In fact, we had an on-time delivery rate of 84% in 2022!
We understand that you may not want all of your building materials to arrive at once, especially when you’re dealing with large projects or limited space. That’s why we partner with over 100 reloads, transloads, and port facilities across the US, so we can schedule same-day delivery or space deliveries out to accommodate your needs. This provides better routing for our trucks, a fair year-round rate structure, and on-time deliveries for our customers.
Not sure where to buy lumber in bulk? AIFP has you covered. As a wholesale lumber supplier, you’ll get all of the above perks, plus a chance to work with some of the best and brightest lumber traders in the game. We even trade other building materials, including steel. Contact us today at (800) 366-1611 to secure your next carload or truckload from a company dedicated to making your life easier! In the meantime, check out our lumber blog where we cover everything from dimensional lumber to plain sawn, quarter sawn, and rift sawn wood.
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There is no substitute for hard work. If you really want to make and run a business here, you have all the tools available to you here.Billy Culver Trader, European Products Department Head
I really enjoy the freedom to create your own customer base and build a business trading the products you want to trade. While being the hardest thing I have ever done, being a trader has also been the most rewarding!Alex Schilling Trader