About Bridge
Bridge retailers and brands at the Rosse showroom in Atlanta.  Jason Solarek, Bridge CEO and Founder, shown on far right.

Bridge retailers and brands at the Rosse showroom in Atlanta. Jason Solarek, Bridge CEO and Founder, shown on far right.

In 2007, New York-based web designer Jason Solarek was thinking about his clients' businesses over a beer. He knew that Karen, who owned a retail shop in New York, was adding the same items to her website as John, who owned a store in Ohio. Upon further consideration, he realized that a handful of his clients were adding the same items to their websites, week after week, thereby duplicating each others' work. Sensing an opportunity to help his clients save time and money, Solarek asked the retailers to team up with a few popular vendors and share the data. Solarek asked the vendors to input and maintain the data in Bridge - saving the retailers the hassle. Using Solarek's platform, the data would then 'flow downstream' to the retailers' websites.

Today, Bridge helps 1,000's of businesses in the home goods industry share products, news, and market sensitive data. Retailers use Bridge's online platform to more easily sell 60,000 products from 110 home goods brands. In 2018, retailers will use Bridge's e-commerce platform to sell $20 million to their customers. With Bridge, retailers, brands, and sales reps streamline communication and speed product to market.

Bridge Highlights

Original Bridge concept drawn on a napkin
2007
Jason Solarek, sitting at the bar Moran's in New York City, draws the idea for Bridge's product sharing.
Bridge seminar
2012
Bridge starts holding annual seminars in Atlanta. Shown speaking: Matt Hullfish.
Bridge webinar training
2015
Bridge starts holding monthly training webinars for members.

2016
Bridge launches the bridal incentive program to motivate brides to promote their registry and earn a gift card.
Free table tents and window decals
2016
Bridge creates free table tents and window decals for retail clients. These in-store materials increase awareness about the stores' gift registries.
Bridge's New Review Software
2016
Bridge launches new automated review software. Retailers start receiving record numbers of customer reviews.
Tag products as easily as friends
2016
Bridge creates the world's first 'dollartag.' Retailers can now tag products as easily as they do friends.

2017
Showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas start displaying Bridge table tents. These help brands connect with more retailers via the network.
Your Store vs Amazon Seminar
2017
Bridge starts hosting 'Your Store vs Amazon' seminars.
Bridge in the News
Bridge featured in HFN magazine
June 2017
Bridge Brand Conference

HFN covers Bridge's Brand Conference.

Bridge featured in HFN magazine
December 2016
HFN magazine: $2 million milestone

HFN shares that Bridge has doubled year-over-year sales processed for clients.

Bridge featured in HFN magazine
November 2015
HFN magazine: $1 million milestone

HFN highlights Bridge's handling of $1 million in online gift registry sales in 2015.

Image of Bridge article in Tableware Today
June 2015
Tableware Today: Last Word Column

Jason Solarek shares trends in e-commerce.

Image of Bridge article in HFN magazine
May 2015
HFN magazine: E-commerce Update

Allison Zisko interviews Jason Solarek about Bridge's new services.
Questions?
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