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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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We'll be at NY NOW this Tuesday. Please feel free to make an appointment with us. See you soon. :)...
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Mepra joins Bridge! We're happy to share that Mepra will become a Smart Brand. We expect the Mepra products to be ready for syncing by September 1st. Please message Mepra or us to express interest in syncing. Learn more about Mepra: https://www.mepra.it/en/index.php...
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Deruta is joining Bridge We're happy to share that Deruta will become a Smart Brand. We expect the Deruta products to be ready for syncing by September 1st. Please message us to express interest in syncing. Learn more about Deruta here: https://derutaofitaly.com...
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FOR BRANDS: Bridge Can Help You Share Stock with Retailers .................................. Stores are hungry to know stock levels from their manufacturers. The brands that make knowing this information easy are the brands to which stores drive business. Ask yourself: how can a store sell something it doesn't have in stock or for which it doesn't know the stock level? Good news: Bridge now allows you to easily upload stock to your Bridge account. Only your authorized retailers and sale...
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August 13
Do you get $22 worth of value out of Facebook this year? That’s how much Facebook makes off you by selling ads to advertisers that target you. ...
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August 13
Interesting to see “online brands” open physical stores. This trend shows us that brick and mortar is important. ...
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August 7
The new NY tradeshow Shoppe Object starts this weekend. And it may offer a consumer-facing holiday market. Neat. ...
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August 7
Gump’s Files for Bankruptcy The retailer has $61 million in assets and $64 million in liabilities, according to published reports August 6, 2018, Allison Zisko ...................................................... LAS VEGAS—Gump’s, after looking for strategic alternatives to stay afloat, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Nevada Bankruptcy Court here on Friday night. The San Francisco-based luxury department store is looking for a buyer, according to a report in SFGate, and pla...
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August 6
Have plans next Monday morning? Make some time to hear retail expert Carol Schroeder speak at 10:30 am EST at NY NOW. Details: Successful Selling in Today's Experience Economy Monday, August 13, 2018: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM The consumer trend towards preferring to spend money on experiences instead of things is not limited to just Millennials and Gen Z shoppers - so it’s important to think about how to market your store to these customers. Proving a delightful shopping experience is essential. ...
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August 4
Recognize that little building? That’s 41 Madison—across the street from Madison Square Garden—as shown in a profile about the park in today’s Times. ...
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August 4
Nice to see Smart Brand partner Iittala featured in today’s WSJ. ...
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July 31
Really hate a credit card brand? Do what Kroger did: just stop accepting it. Visa, along with AmEx, keeps raising its fees on merchants almost every month and claims to promote “customer choice.” That’s like promoting rioting in the name of looter choice. It’s not fair to keep giving out mileage and points cards and keep raising the fees on retailers. ...
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July 31
AmEx ripped off customers reports today’s WSJ. Does that sound familiar? Again and again I butt heads with AmEx over their high fees. I really need to stop using their credit card. They promote a “small business” day, yet again and again charge high processing fees for services to small businesses. They’re a Janus and I don’t need bi-polar service providers. ...
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July 30
Timo Sarpaneva is the focus of an exhibition at the Design Museum in Helsinki, Finland. He has had enormous influence on two of our Smart Brands partners Iittala and Rosenthal. Also in the exhibition are photographs that tell some of his story — among them, images of the fantastical, crowd-attracting shop windows (adorned with glass harps and butterflies hanging from invisible wires) that he created for Iittala, the company that hired him in 1950. It was there that he made his name as a ...
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July 28
'Fakebook'. ha ha. These protestors nail it. Read the full article here at NY Times ...
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July 27
Happy to see Charlie Breslin penning this month’s Tableware Today guest column. ...
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July 25
There’s always a party pooper. New Hampshire is seeking to undermine the recent Supreme Court victory for small businesses by interfering with the ruling. The state (along with Delaware, Montana, Alaska, and Oregon) doesn’t collect sales tax, so it sees the work needed to collect sales tax as onerous. Thankfully, legal experts give New Hampshire a low chance of succeeding in this. ...
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July 23
Are Customers Happy When Trapped by Companies? Read How Consumers Can Resist Companies’ Market Power from Sunday's NY Times. Read the full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/business/how-consumers-can-resist-companies-market-power.html...
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July 23
A fine china plate that is stronger than steel? That may now be possible due to Chinese inventor and jewelry designer Wallace Chan’s technology. This tech could likely be used to make stronger cups and plates. Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/fashion/jewelry-porcelain-wallace-chan.html...
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July 20
Amazon is awash in fakes reports today’s Wall St Journal. Recently, I looked at an Amazon page selling Anna Weatherley. The page said the seller was “Anna Weatherley.” It wasn’t. If you clicked this name, it showed the seller as someone else. Why would the page mislead the shopper? My conclusion is Amazon has a shady website, and it helps shady sellers sometimes sell fakes. ...
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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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