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December 15, 2017 Here's a lesson in how to ruin your registry business. This retailer changed three default settings in Bridge that help brides promote the store. Since the store changed these settings, the store is losing $1,000s in sales to Walmart, Crate & Barrel, and Amazon. You can see how on the left most registries have $0 or little in sales. Instead, family and friends are shopping on competitors' sites. To avoid this mistake, please be sure to do the following: A. You will want to be sure that select...
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December 12, 2017 When one shops on Amazon, is one unknowingly also buying an Amazon brand? Amazon's 'brands' are not called "Amazon" but rather other names, such as "Goodsport" and "Rivet." L2 Researches shares that there are more Amazon private label brands than one may realize. https://www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/amazon-has-more-private-label-brands-than-you-think...
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December 11, 2017 Dayna Winter penned a nice column on Shopify about how indie retailers can succeed. Her tips: 1. Get community/local gov't support. 2. Band together with other businesses. 3. Have an online store/presence. 4. Promote each other/pool resources. 5. Promote what separates you from the other choices/communities. 6. Run community events. Read more: https://www.shopify.com/blog/1160...
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December 8, 2017 What does your business ‘sound’ like? Visa is launching a sound campaign for whenever its card is swiped. ...
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December 7, 2017 Christmas is coming early for some Bridge retailers: we're giving you more Smart Brands for less money. Your Smart Brand subscription is getting a free upgrade. Your existing Smart Brand plan / Your new plan: 4 Smart Brands —> 10 Smart Brands ...
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December 7, 2017 What if someone bought everything for a week through Amazon? Well, then many Main Street shops would be empty, most sales reps would be out of work, and many manufacturers in the U.S. would be out of business. A Wall St. Journal reporter tries the “Amazon only diet” and shares her findings. ...
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December 6, 2017 Today’s Times reports that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos helped Weinstein in the cover up. We hope shoppers consider this when shopping this season. What type of person leads a company? Does one care about the ethics of the company where one shops?...
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December 6, 2017 Do you know what 'domain masking' is? It's a service that hides the 'bridgecatalog' part of your domain name and instead just shows your store name (e.g. http://www.shulans.com) Adding domain masking is very important to helping your store sell more. Google ranks your website more highly when you have it. In addition, your store name will appear more prominently on 3rd-party sites like Myregistry.com. Please see the picture with this Chalk. When a brid...
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December 4, 2017 Imagine one of your brides wanting to register for ...pizza? Dominos Pizza offered a bridal registry for pizza. Clever!...
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December 1, 2017 Do you use Bridge's product syncing service? If so, please share your thoughts about it in our survey. Take the 6 question survey here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4003727/Brand-Impact-on-Sales-Survey...
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December 1, 2017 1/2 of Best Buy’s TVs are bought online and picked up in-store, reports today’s WSJ. ...
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December 1, 2017 What does your excel at selling? Today’s WSJ shares that Barnes & Noble is concentrating on: books. ...
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November 29, 2017 Do you order from Amazon? How about it if tortures employees with impossible work? Today's Post shares a story about employees being worked to the bone. https://nypost.com/2017/11/28/amazon-workers-reveal-brutal-conditions-in-pre-christmas-rush/...
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November 29, 2017 We support Mr. Garodnick’s proposal. ...
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November 28, 2017 Curious what Mikasa is up to? Checkout this month’s Tableware Today feature on Mikasa. ...
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November 28, 2017 Shawn Laughlin, who heads up Caskata (which is a Bridge partner), encourages collaboration in her article in this month’s Tableware Today. We agree! ...
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November 28, 2017 Have you chatted with Diane in order help you with Bridge? Well, if you’re missing her, you can catch her in her monthly column in Tableware Today. This month she shares tips for the new year. ...
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November 28, 2017 Happy to see Bridge partner Haviland featured in this month’s Tableware Today. ...
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November 28, 2017 Happy to see Vista Alegre and Bordhallo Pinheiro in this month’s Tableware Today. And thanks for including the Bridge logo in the ad :)...
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November 28, 2017 Imagine your Michael Aram delivery shows up late (not that it would :) ) and you charge Michael Aram a $500 fee. Today’s WSJ shares that grocery stores are charging late fees to suppliers. ...
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