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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.
April 23
April 23

What happens if you store receives an order from a manufacturer and needs to send it back? Just ask Carol Schroeder. Her book Specialty Shop Retailing has a suggested form to handle these mess ups. You can even download the form on her website.
April 23
April 23
Amazon is shaping up to be the new Walmart—paying its employees the bare minimum—and on top of that kill 10x more jobs than Walmart. Today’s WSJ shares that Amazon employees on average get just a bit more than Home Depot employees. While cities touted competing for the new Amazon HQ as a way to get 1,000s of high-paying jobs, the facts are Amazon is a cheapstake employer that gives most profits back to its Wall St. investors.
April 22
April 22
FOR BRANDS

How can you get more retailers to join you on Bridge? See what Intrada (a maker of fine Italian giftware) did. It added the Bridge logo on its website next to its Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram logos. This lets stores know that Intrada is easy to sell and market.

Check out the Intrada site--and their beautiful items: https://www.intradaitaly.com/

ps - Thanks to Zaven at Intrada :)
April 22
April 22
Happy to see that the Smart Brand Moser has a store in Prague.
April 22
April 22

Happy to see that Brooks Brothers is supporting the ‘Made in America’ initiatives. At the bottom of your Bridge account, you’ll notice the American flag and “Made in America.”
April 9
April 9
Is there a ‘Mr. Herend’? Turns out there is! At 41 Madison outside the Herend showroom, you can see the Herend owner Mr. Fischer circa the 1870s and a picture of workers in the 1920s.
Tuesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 26
FOR RETAILERS

Did you know that 26% of shoppers start at Google?

Let's help your store be found.

You're invited to our new Google webinar for indie retailers:
+ Learn how to boost your Google ranking.
+ Learn how to use keywords effectively.
+ and more!

Choose your webinar time:
+ Tuesday, April 24 at 11 am EST
+ Wednesday, April 25 at 10 am EST
+ Thursday, April 26 at 12 pm EST

April 9
 
April 9
In the book The Four, the author Scott Galloway praises companies that reduce the 'friction' of completing an action. For example, Uber makes ordering a taxi easier. In the case of Amazon (which I often rail against), he noted it makes online shopping easier.

Which leads to the questions: what is Bridge making easier? What 'friction' is it removing for users?

Bridge reduces the pain points for a retail business in these areas:
+ Adding products to its website.
...
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April 7
April 7
We try to keep our country honest by requiring transparency on some things. For example, you can not annonymously buy political ads and run them on TV. Which raises the question: Why did Facebook allow this to occur on its network of millions of users?

Bridge has always required users to verify their identity and name—and even require a business email (instead of gmail or hotmail) email. Does this reduce our membership numbers? Sure. But it also increases the percentage of use ...
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April 5
April 5
Why is there a secrecy clause to hide the USPS deal with amazon? Strange. I’d like to see the deal tax payers are giving billionaire Jeff Bezos.
April 5
April 5
Facebook’s security situation grows.
April 2
April 2
Hackers installed software on Saks and Lord & Taylor cash registers. What’s notable is that the hack didn’t affect the companies’ websites. The hackers may have used the web (most likely via phishing emails) to infect the good ol’ ‘analog’ cash register. This crimes mixes new and old tech.
March 31
March 31
A general store in Vermont is for sale and it doesn’t have a social media account, an e-commerce shop, nor even just a web page. Most indie businesses like Ripton’s likely need an e-commerce platform that updates itself with all of the latest features, connects it with its business friends and vendors, and is affordable. Sounds like Ripton’s needs: Bridge.
March 31
March 31
Today’s Times graphic illustrates how deleting Facebook may affect logging in to other sites. Facebook has woven itself into the login operations of many sites.
March 31
March 31
Juliska, a new Smart Brand partner, is featured in this weekend’s WSJ.
March 30
March 30


As you likely have read in the New York Times or the Wall St. Journal, social media companies are under fire. Users are abandoning social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snap as if they were a ship on fire that ...
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March 30
March 30

FOR RETAILERS

Watch the New Bridge 101 Webinar

Learn:
+ How to set up your Bridge Store.
+ Complete the settings on the Your Account page.
+ Add your staff.
+ Add your brands.
+ Add your products.
+ The fundamentals to beat Amazon and increase your Google ranking.

Please contact Bridge for the access link to watch.
March 30
March 30
Today’s WSJ shares that Walmart is hedging retail by getting involved in health care and that Trump is confronting Amazon about taxes and US tax payer-subsidized package delivery.
Monday, May 7 - Tuesday, May 8
FOR VIETRI SALES REPS

You’re Invited: Special Webinar for Sales Reps

More than 100+ indie stores are synced with Vietri on Bridge. Why? Join us and find out.
Vietri and Bridge will be hosting two informational webinars.

Please pick your time:
Monday, May 7th at 1 pm EST
or
Tuesday, May 8th at 10 am EST

Please RSVP and we'll send you an access link.

Background
Customers are flocking online--but many stores don’ ...
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March 29
March 29
HFN shares that Juliska is joining Bridge

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Juliska Partners with Bridge Catalog
Bridge Catalog supports indie retailers
March 26, 2018, Jaclyn Turner

NEW YORK— Premium tableware and home décor designer Juliska will partner with Bridge, an ecommerce platform, beginning May 1 to help authorized retailers increase their sales.

Bridge considers itself as Dropbox meeting Amazon meeting Faceboo ...
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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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