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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.
Featured News
Featured News
AmericasMart

You're Invited:
Bridge is hosting 2 events in January in Atlanta:

1. Beatriz Ball Event
Wednesday, January 9th
4 - 6 pm
Ivystone Showroom
Building 2 / 18th Floor / Suite #1801
AmericasMart

Learn more about the Beatriz Ball event


2. Casafina Event
Friday, January 11th
5 pm
Casafina and Costa Nova's new showroom.
Building 2 / 12th f ...
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Featured News
Rosenthal Launches New Wholesale Site
Powered By Bridge

*** PRESS RELEASE ***

Rosenthal USA, a subsidiary of Arcturus Group, launched a new wholesale website for its family of brands Rosenthal, Versace, Raynaud and other premium brands on November 1st, 2018. The company's retailers and sales reps can login to the mobile friendly website and view real-time stock levels, wholesale pricing, and price lists. The website adapts to the user's country and shows US or C ...
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Ivystone Showroom at AmericasMart

Save the Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Beatriz Ball and Bridge Are Hosting a Marketing Bootcamp

What:
Get free help from Beatriz Ball's marketing team and Bridge on growing your business. Bridge will help stores with online solutions and growing online sales.
We'll have drinks and snacks. Enjoy a glass of wine and cheese as you learn.

When:
Wednesday, January 9th
4 - 6 pm

Where:
Ivystone Showroom
Building 2 / 18th Floor ...
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Featured News
Featured News
Casafina Showroom in Atlanta

Join Us in Atlanta at Casafina

Casafina and Bridge invite you to grow your registry business.
In 2019, thousands of brides will register each day--they should be registering at your store. Let us help you get picked by them.

Event details:

When: Friday, January 11th at 5 pm

What: How to Increase Your Registry Sales

Where: Casafina and Costa Nova's new showroom.
Building 2 / 12th floor / #1208

Who: Jason Solarek w ...
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Yesterday
Yesterday
How can your marketing stand out? Use a local artist, suggests today’s Times. Marketing sporting events is sometimes like marketing a retail business and art helps promotions standout.
December 15
December 15
Need new registry decals? We just got a fresh batch. They’re free for members. We offer them in green and white. The new decal has rounded edges and updated wording.

To request decals, just comment on this Chalk.
December 15
December 15
Ralph Lauren has teamed up with historic tableware company Burleigh—the last underglaze tissue printer for tableware.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/a-new-transferware-collaboration-from-ralph-lauren-and-burleigh-11544548752
December 15
December 15
What do shoppers in their 20s want? Easy returns. And be sure to make the returns easy—otherwise a store may faces a social media blitzkrieg.
December 12
December 12
See that thing that you’re typing on? Someone created that, and one of those people was a woman named Evelyn from the Bronx. This week’s Times shares how Mrs. Berezin helped give birth to word processors and thereby our computers that we use every day.

Read the full NYT article about Evelyn Berezin here
December 12
December 12
We believe it’s important to support where you live, and we can’t help but share this ‘love’ for our city here.
December 10
 
December 10
Shopify, a fellow e-commerce platform, has a blog that shares business tips. Braveen Kumar recently shared some tips about getting traffic in the first 30 days of setting up a website, including:

1. Email your friends and family a discount/coupon. But note: don't spam people. Only send high-quality, unique content, and send it sparingly.

2. List your URL everywhere.

3. Join online communities/groups to share your business story.

4. Paid advertising: Read More
December 6
December 6
Warren Shoulberg, HFN gadly, is quoted in today’s Times about water beds. Warren, great quote!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/style/water-bed-founder.amp.html
December 6
December 6
The mall has moved to Bleeker Street in the form of “indie” shops. Brookfield Properties, a major mall operator, bought 7 storefronts and installed smaller brands/stores with lower rent and it may take a percentage of sales.
December 6
December 6
Facebook did a bunch of dishonest things...and this is just what has been revealed thus far.

Notably, the Times (and many other businesses) rely to so much on Facebook that this very article decrying Facebook has a Facebook logo ‘share’ icon.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/technology/facebook-emails-privacy-data.amp.html
December 4
December 4
Good news for small retailers: Amazon will pay 9% - 12% more to ship packages in 2019--and a new commission's report suggests it pay even more, reports today's WSJ.

Excerpt:
The Postal Service faces significant financial challenges. It has been losing money for more than a decade and is on an unsustainable path, the report says. The USPS is forecast to lose tens of billions of dollars over the next decade and currently has $89 billion in liabilities versus $27 billion in ...
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November 29
November 29
Amazon hacked people’s registries and put stuff in them that the registrants didn’t want, reports today’s WSJ. And it made millions of dollars in doing so.

What it did may even be a crime. See today’s WSJ for the full story.

Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 29
Online Training



FOR RETAILERS

New Seminar:
Prepare Your Website for the Holidays

Please pick one of the 6 sessions below:

Tues., Nov. 13 at 11 am EST
Weds., Nov. 14 at 9 am EST
Weds., Nov. 14 at 1 pm EST
Thurs., Nov. 15 at 10 am EST
Weds., Nov. 28 at 1 pm EST
Thurs., Nov. 29 at 10 am EST

Holiday Bootcamp

What you'll learn:
1. How to update your website for holidays.
2. How to update your home page d ...
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November 26
November 26
This holiday season is going to be crazy. Customers will be rushing to checkout. Every spot in your store will be taken. What if there was a way to more quickly checkout customers and not take up counter space? There is: a mobile credit card scanner.

Do you need a mobile credit card scanner? If so, just ask Bridge. We rent mobile units to customers that have processing setup with us.
November 25
November 25

How fast times change: in 2011, customers clamored to shop at Sears. In 2018, the store was closed.

Seven years ago, shoppers camped out for weeks in front of Best Buy. Not today.

How is your store gonna prepare for 2025?
November 24
November 24
Happy to see Badash feature its Bridge program in this month’s Tableware Today advertisement.

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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.
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