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January 11 Do you have an eye out for a good deal on crystal? Mark at Badash on the 8th floor is happy to help. ...
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January 11 How lucky are u feeling? Stop by and test your luck for a great show special Donna at Abbiamo Tutto. ...
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January 9 How can your store rank higher in Google? Beat Amazon? Come to our free Atlanta seminars to find out. Weds. at 5 pm and Thurs. at 9 am. ...
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January 9 It’s raining sequins and crystals at the Olivia Riegel showroom. ...
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January 9 Joe Visotski has the Heisman of metal bowls! Go visit him and his lovely items at Werner Frank. Building 2 / 12th floor. ...
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January 9 Having bowls of fun here in Atlanta. Good to see Matt Hullfish from Casafina. ...
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January 7 What is your website strategy in 2018? Come to Atlanta to learn how to boost your sales in 2018. Two free seminars: 1. "Rank on Page 1 of Google" Wednesday, January 10th 5 pm EST Vagabond House Showroom 9th Floor • 938A • Building 2 West More info: https://marketplace.bridgecatalog.com/chalkboard.cfm?id=12040 2. "Your Store vs. the Online Giants" Thursday, January 11th 9 am EST Kitchen 2 Table Showroom 8th Floor ...
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January 6 You're invited... Your Store vs. Amazon: 7 Steps to Win Online Thursday, January 11th, 2018 9:00 am Kitchen 2 Table showroom 8th Floor, Suite 893 Building 2 West AmericasMart Atlanta, GA .......................... Why attend? 80% of shoppers shop online, but few stores have a website that is ready for these online shoppers. Meanwhile, Amazon has a 20-year head start and a billion dollar war chest to attack your business. What is your Amazon strategy? We'll help you formulate one: Join u...
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January 6 Join us at Vagabond House on Wednesday, January 10 at 5 pm. 9th Floor / 938A Building 2 West AmericasMart...
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January 5 Neiman Marcus is super saddled with debt ($4.8b), about 1/3 of sales are done online, and third quarter it lost $26m. ...
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January 4 "Alexa, what is in my gift registry?" may be the question of 2018. Is your store prepared to take on Amazon and Google in their race to be the voice assistant for your brides? Our goal is help you chart these waters....
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January 3 MacKenzie-Chids is launching an all-white pattern, Julia Knight is presenting us with new stainless-steel bowls, and Abbiamo Tutto takes us camping in Italy. ...
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January 3 Reminder: if a pricing mistake is made by yourself or a Smart Brand, you are not responsible for giving the customer the item as the lower mistake price. Your website's Customer Service page says this: ......... If a product's price is higher than our stated (website) price, we will cancel your order and notify you of this cancellation. You are more than welcome to purchase the item again at the correct price. We reserve the right to cancel any order we receive at our discretion. The full amo...
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January 2 Does shopping online hurt your commute to work? It may. Read how shopping online hurts funding for roads, schools, pensions, and more. While Bridge is an e-commerce platform, we’re also a community platform and we want all parts of our communities to be strong—from the analog road to the digital highway. :) https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/opinion/online-shoppi...
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January 2 “Imagine the data collection power of Facebook wedded to the supply chain empire of Walmart—that’s Amazon.”...
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January 2 HFN reports on Bridge's survey: ////////////////////////////// Indie Retailers Get Sales Boost from Product Syncing Service Sales increases ranged from roughly 4.5 percent for brands such as Arte Italica and Spode to more than 13.5 percent for Beatriz Ball and ...
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December 31, 2017 Do you visit Atlanta for the tradeshows? The creator of AmericasMart, John Portman, just passed away at 93. He was unique in that he designed and developed many of his properties. That is extremely rare. It would be like Nike owning gyms; one is normally just one part of the ‘food chain’. Starting in 1961, Portman helped revitalize downtown Atlanta. What’s also interesting is his business partner: it was his old college professor. He co-wrote several books and was even the topic of a movie. ...
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December 30, 2017 Is the Post Office—and your tax dollars—subsidizing Amazon? Trump and many people think so. ...
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December 30, 2017 How are you gonna spend your tax cut next year? How about shopping local, buying American, and seeking to support our communities. ...
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December 30, 2017 Are you encouraging shoppers to make returns in store? Shoppers making in-store returns buy more. Are you promoting gift cards? Selling them at a discount? Shoppers overspend a gift card on average by $38, reports today’s Times. This is why Kohl’s accepts Amazon returns. ...
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