News from Bridge's Chalkboard
Below please find news about the Bridge service and the retail industry in general. To view more news from Bridge and its members, please visit the Bridge Marketplace Chalkboard.


September 5, 2017 Pampa Bay is joining Bridge. Details to come soon. Learn more about this magical line here: https://pampabay.com/...
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August 28, 2017 Boost Your Google Ranking Aug. 29, 30, and 31 How do you get on page 1 of Google? We'll show you. In this new webinar, you'll learn: + How to use Bridge's new tools to track your Google ranking. + How to best use keywords. + How to get more of your top-selling brands to promote your store. Pick a date and time: Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 11 am EST Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 9 am EST Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 12 pm EST Thursday, Aug. 31 at 1 pm EST ...
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August 28, 2017 Did you miss our seminar in NYC? Here's our press release below for the event: ............................. Press Release August 28, 2017 Bridge Helps Indie Stores Fight Amazon at NY NOW New York, NY – On August 21st, 2017 Bridge hosted its ‘Your Store vs. Amazon’ seminar at the NY NOW show in New York City. Bridge, an e-commerce platform for businesses in the retail industry, hosted indie store owners from across the Northeast. "Retailers are under the gun to compete against ...
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August 26, 2017 About 16% of online advertising spending is spent on fraud. That means that you're spending about 20% too much or getting at least 16% less benefit than you're paying when u advertise online, reports today's WSJ. ...
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August 23, 2017 Since almost 50% of shoppers start their search in Amazon, Google and Walmart are teaming up. ...
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August 22, 2017 Amazon is competing against mom-and-pop hardware stores selling kitchen sinks and screws, report today's WSJ. ...
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August 21, 2017 Thanks for joining us today for the 'Your Store vs. Amazon' seminar. We showed stores, brands, and reps how to fight back. To get a copy of the slideshow presentation, just email us. And, thanks to Kelly Wenzel and Beatriz Ball for hosting us. Check out their products here: http://beatrizball.bridgecatalog.com/ ...
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August 20, 2017 Javits has its own magic at sunset. And it helps if u have a little camper. ...
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August 20, 2017 See u tomorrow at 9 am...
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August 20, 2017 Join us Monday, August 21st for a live seminar in New York City at NY Now. Seminar: Your Store vs. Amazon The 7 Tools to Beat Amazon When? Monday, August 21st at 9 am EST Where? NY Now at the Javits Center Beatriz Ball exhibit booth Booth #3020 About the seminar: 80% of shoppers shop online, but 75% of indie stores don’t sell online. If your store does sell online, chances are that your site has a fraction of what Amazon.com offers and a fraction of the features. How can you compete? We...
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August 15, 2017 Whenever you add a product or Chalk to Bridge, the software suggests taking a moment to tell a joke to a friend. This New Yorker cartoon reminded me that we better keep finding ways to speed up the process. Ha ha. ...
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August 15, 2017 Let Beatriz Ball's unique and luxurious pieces elevate your get togethers. ...
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August 15, 2017 NY NOW is almost here: get your free materials to sell more. When a retailer connects with you on Bridge, the retailer will sell more of your product We offer you: + Flyers + Buttons + Table tents + Decals (easily removable from glass or any material) Please email us to ask for materials. ...
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August 13, 2017 Laura, who owns Ivy House in Texas, will save $7,000 in credit card fees this year. That's enough to take her family to Italy on vacation or buy five Apple computers for her staff. How did she save this money? Laura asked me to review her credit card statements. I found that the credit card processor was charging her too much. I then showed Laura that she could save $7,000 per year if she moved to Bridge’s processing. She gets the same or better in-store processing services and saves $7...
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August 13, 2017 Sears was the original Amazon, shares today's Times. The downfall: a hedge fund money manager Ed Lampert. ...
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August 12, 2017 I got a kick out of this AM's WSJ about companies fibbing their age to appear more hip. I've often tried to pen when Bridge as we know it came about. In 2007, I created Bridge's Smart Product syncing service. (We started with a whopping 8 brands and 2 retailers using this service! Today we have 120 brands and 260 retailers sharing products via syncing.) In 2011, we created the template store and gift registry that today 95% of clients use to sell products and host gift registries. I think th...
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August 11, 2017 Gift Registry 101 Webinar Watch this webinar to learn: + How a customer makes a gift registry purchase on your site. + How to view registry orders made on your site. + How to add and remove registry features. + How to start a new registry. + How to boost referrals. + How to make your brides happier. Audience: for retailers Please contact Bridge for the webinar link....
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August 10, 2017 Your Bridge has a new feature to boost your registries: your online store will give brides $10 if they start a new registry with your store. Bridge will active this new feature for your store on Monday, August 21. Why did Bridge create this incentive? Competitors are like Zola.com are offering brides incentives like this. This new incentive helps your software stay competitive. This program also drives shoppers into your physical store. If you'd like, you can increase (or reduce it) this amo...
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August 9, 2017 HFN shares that most millenials use Pinterest as their primary home furnishings influencer. Sadly, the survey is just on a base of 500 people. This is a small sample base for a national survey. ...
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August 9, 2017 David Hernandez shares some marketing tips in this week's HFN, including using influencers, reviews, and SEO. I'd add that David didn't mention an important feature: choice. Choice, also know as selection or inventory, is a major underlying factor for all other marketing tools. If there is no selection or a lack of online, then no matter how good ur marketing is--a customer can't buy online because the item does NOT exist online. Fundamentally your store has to have all items online in order ...
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