News from Bridge
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December 30, 2017 40% of consumers will shop after Christmas—up from 5% five years ago. How are you courting these shoppers? ...
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December 27, 2017 Are you using the right e-commerce software? If you ask yourself that, you should start by asking if your business uses cloud-based e-commerce software. Your answer to this may decide your business' future. Your business should be using cloud-based e-commerce software. This software has many advantages over static software. Benefits include: - Always up to date. - Offers the newest features. - Less expensive. - Better looking visually. - More secure. - Works on more devices, such as new mo...
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December 27, 2017 We’re not out of the woods. ...
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December 26, 2017 PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release Indie Stores Report Double-Digit Growth in 2017 by Sharing Products Forty-two brick and mortar Main Street retailers that participated in Bridge’s annual survey said their sales grew up to 50% for a brand by using Bridge’s product-syncing service. "I do about 20% more business a year by being a part of the Bridge network,” said Mary Beth Wood, owner of the Crystal Plate in Gainesville, Georgia, and a user of the Bridge software. "It gives me more tim...
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December 26, 2017 How were ur sales this season? ...
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December 25, 2017 That’s a lot of mugs and plates ...
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December 25, 2017 We give our support to small towns and retail centers like those in Massena. Together we can fight back. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/24/business/mall-retail.html...
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December 23, 2017 Retailers thankfully have a weekend before Christmas this year. That should help sales. E-commerce giants have sped up shipping to be same day as late as Christmas Eve (imagine promising delivery Sunday)!...
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December 22, 2017 Are you ready for 2018? We’re getting ready here. We’re beefing up our staff and hardware to serve the rush to shop online. In 2017, orders via the network grew 89% year over year. 2018 will bring another 89% growth spurt if we work hard. In 2018, you may ask: are your stores worth 48¢? We think so ;) We’ll explain more below. 1. Bridge is updating its pricing for brands in 2018. What are we doing with this subscription fee that brands pay? We’re reinvesting it into your Bridge. In 2018,...
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December 22, 2017 In 300 years, your wine glass size increased about 700%. It appears we have the 90s to thank for this. But the 90s drinking craze may have its origins back to the 70s. In the 1976, California wines first unseated French wines as the top wine producer in a blind taste test (read more about the 'Judgement of Paris' here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Paris_(wine)) This contest may not only have impacted where w...
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December 21, 2017 Is your company a leader or a laggard? Check out this L2-created interactive chart sharing what retailers are doing right--and wrong. Retailers are ranked in 6 areas: 1. Content & Commerce 2. Data & Targeting 3. Localization 4. Loyalty 5. Mobile 6. Omnichannel...
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December 21, 2017 How is your business gaining new customers? Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, and other retailers are battling with online-only entities like Wayfair to gain new customers. Wayfair is gaining new customers on Google via authentic placement and paid search ads. This video by L2 research shares how a large, well funded, ambitious company like Wayfair is competing with traditional retailers and Amazon. https://www.l2i...
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December 20, 2017 Customers are increasingly drawn to websites and mom-and-pop, Main Street shops, reports today’s WSJ. That’s Bridge’s sweetspot. :)...
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December 20, 2017 The new tax bill is good news for traditional brick and mortar retailers. Companies like Amazon that may use off-shore tax strategiesay lose some leverage. ...
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December 20, 2017 Roman and Williams, the famous interior designers of hotels, has opened a Soho restaurant that also sells tableware. They ensured each item they sell can be washed 20 times (!). ...
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December 19, 2017 Macy’s lost $4.8b in the recent recession. ...
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December 19, 2017 This is probably the safest way to read about cybersecurity: traditional print newspaper :) Bridge members can take heart that their sites are protected from many threats because of Bridge’s security features and oversight diligence. Other services that offer stand-alone websites lead clients to fend for themselves—that’s not a security strategy one wants in the dangers to come in 2018. ...
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December 18, 2017 Thanks BC Clark for the thoughtful card. ~ The Team at Bridge ...
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December 18, 2017 "When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a 3rd holiday home. You’re helping a little girl to get dance lessons, a little boy to afford his team jersey, and their moms and dads to put food on the table. SHOP LOCAL." Thanks Laurie Levy for sharing this gorilla message written on a sidewalk. Read Laurie's post here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-levy/shop-local_b_9885884.html ...
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December 16, 2017 Facebook may make people feel worse. Add this to the list of its accomplishments like helping Russia advertise. Article: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/technology/facebook-blog-feel-bad.html...
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