Originally Posted by fastninja76
Since you're doing more in house these days, any chance you'll be offering the V36 in a wood veneer?? Curious because I have one now but I'd definitely consider one dressed up a tad.
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I wish we could. Our cabinet finishing shop is currently limited to spray on finish options. We really don't have any wood veneering capabilities and the options we've research in our region are very expensive. I'm not saying they don't do outstanding work---but you are paying outstanding prices for it too. It reminds me of the line from Ghostbusters...
"No job is too big, no FEE is too big"
Another hurdle would be the port transition. There's two ways to handle that. The common "meh, looks okay....good enough". That would be easy and not add tremendously to the cost. Or, "This looks perfect You could take a picture of this from 6 inches away and (gasp) IN FOCUS and it would look exceptional.
I think our biggest issue is the current rate of sales on the S1500/S1510 and S3000i/S3010. Those have both been offered in real wood veneer for years now. And sales rates relative to total sales of each model is abysmal. 1%? Maybe. I'd have to go back and verify. I'd guess a new V3611 in wood veneer would get 1000x facebook likes, 100x guys saying "I love it but I need "insert alternative product here" in wood veneer, 10 serious sales inquires, and then settling in on a 2-4%(max) total sales.
That might not seem so bad but the cabinet shop we work with wants MOQs usually in the 4-8 range. So say 6. That's $7500-8000(?) of cabinet inventory. What do we have to make in net profit to justify that if sales are say one every other month? That's one inventory turn a year. Yikes.
We've had one brand new Black Ash S1500 in stock for 9(?) months now..
Can't give it away.
I';m not sure why wood veneer sales are such a low percentage of overall sales. I feel like the pricing is very fair. The variety of finish options is at least adequate. The quality is top notch. Maybe the large majority of wood veneer shoppers want to see the product in person instead of going ID?
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