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Fortune 500 International Logistics Firm Helps Small US Business Survive the Freight Crises

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How anyone can lose a crate the size of a baby grand piano is a mystery to me”

— Ed Page

MONTGOMERY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — OpenUpWindows.com, Mike Kogan, Brand Manager:

Even before the pandemic, shipping by freight was a nightmare for small businesses; high prices, late and lost deliveries were the norm. The pandemic just made it worse.

OpenUp® Windows, a small US manufacturer of custom kitchen pass through gas strut windows, have built a reputation for producing any size OpenUp® window in four to six weeks. Many companies in this category average 12 weeks or more.

“Imagine the frustration of your team producing a bespoke product in less than 6 weeks, only to have your shipper deliver late, damaged, or not at all. How anyone can lose a crate the size of a baby grand piano is a mystery to me”. Says Ed Page, founder, and CEO of Mullionz LLC, the owner of OpenUp®. “We added wireless trackers to our crates in order to stem the losses, which would have put us out of business, if not for the understanding of our customers and Kuehne+Nagel International.”

OpenUp® is built on leveraging technology, including sales which are handled online; direct to consumer or contractor (D2C), through an informative website OpenUpWindows.com. A novel approach that is catching on in the home improvement sector. No stores, no dealers, or scoundrels to increase the price. “It was during a search for a provider of real time, online freight quotes that we found Kuehne+Nagel International.” Says Ed Page.

Since signing on with Kuehne+Nagel in early 2023, the company reports that every delivery has been made on time. No damages and zero losses. “Even more surprising, is that K+N is a logistics company using the same carriers that used to lose our shipments when we booked through brokers.” Says Adam Barkley, OpenUp® Production Manager.

Kuehne+Nagel helped OpenUp® to survive the freight crises and thrive in 2023. With their organization and pre-negotiated freight rates, they have allowed OpenUp® to compete with their west coast rivals and provide worldwide shipping at better than reasonable rates.

Mike Kogan, Brand Manager
OpenUp® Windows
mike@OpenUpWindows.com
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Article originally published on www.einpresswire.com as Fortune 500 International Logistics Firm Helps Small US Business Survive the Freight Crises

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