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July 19, 2017 Royal Limoges shared this nice action pic: Production crunch before the traditional French summer vacations...
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July 18, 2017 I guess this technically counts as work. :) Enjoyed having all our clients meet each other in Atlanta for some work and play and beers. ...
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July 18, 2017 Joe Latona showing off his Bridge button...
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July 18, 2017 Your Store vs. Amazon Do you want to beat Amazon? We'll show you 8 tips to succeed. In this webinar, you'll learn to: 1. Offer greater selection by connecting with Smart Products. 2. Offer competitive shipping. 3. Offer quicker delivery and returns. 4. Add pics of you and your staff to the staff page, home page, and 'about company' page. 5. Use your registry software features. (Attend our registry seminar in August ;) See below.) 6. Save time by using Bridge's price floor feature. 7. Stay...
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July 18, 2017 Many customers are seeking products with an artisanal feel--products with small nicks, chips, cracks, and characters. Products that unlike their perfect iPhones, show some warmth and history. Costa Nova's new collection delivers on all these fronts for your customers. ...
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July 18, 2017 Want to work with a rep that makes your life easier? Try Mark Andersen at Welcome Home. Mark offers many Smart Brands from Bridge--thereby reducing your time in front of a computer. Welcome Home's Smart Brands include: Annieglass, Salisbury, Julia Knight, and Skyros....
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July 18, 2017 This punch bowl octopus at the Vagabond House showroom almost ate our table tent :) Bridge table tents help retailers know that your product is easy to sell online. ...
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July 18, 2017 DeVine shared this info below: ................... SHOWROOM FIXTURES FOR SALE! If interested, please contact Alyssa at info@devinecorp.net or 732-751-0500 ext. 102 ...
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July 18, 2017 Toys R Us' situation sums up most retailers predicament: shrinking sales, too much debt, and in dire need of heavy spending on their website and online marketing. If you have shrinking sales and too much debt, how can you afford to spend on a new website? Often one can't. In soccer, you've got a red card just as the game is beginning. Thankfully, Bridge gives its retailers free updates to their Bridge e-commerce software. And Bridge is super affordable--most plans are under $100/month. ...
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July 18, 2017 Joan Flowers is one of Florida's best reps--not sure how she got stuck with this schmuck. :) Ps- i didn't know that Vietri's holiday collection includes pillows :)...
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July 18, 2017 Nice to meet Auratic's Sara Han and Mike Zhao at their Atlanta showroom. Nice tableware. :)...
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July 17, 2017 This is the fun s(l)ide of Atlanta! This 1/4 mile, downhill water slide entertained kids next to Centenial Park. ...
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July 17, 2017 Hint hint: Share this on your Facebook Page From The Knot: How to Write Wedding Vendor Reviews It's easy to decide to write wedding vendor reviews (and we hope you do!), but when it comes to actually doing it, you might need a little motivation and guidance. But we promise, it's not as hard as you think. A good strategy is to set a reasonable goal for yourself. Maybe try to accomplish two or three a night, or take a few days to crank them all out. Whatever your game plan, follow these five ...
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July 16, 2017 "Websites are dead. The future belongs to platforms." This was my take away from a meeting with Coton Colors in Atlanta. A Coton Colors marketing director recalled how when she was at McGraw Hill publishers were aghast when someone said "Printed textbooks are dead." I think that declaring anything dead sounds a little dramatic, but it can be prescient and help people understand a larger trend. The attached line chart graphic is something that I did a few months back. One of the chart li...
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July 15, 2017 Americans shop online once a week, reports the Washington Post, and that's not good for Main Street jobs. Read article...
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July 12, 2017 Imagine there is a company that does to bread what Bridge does to retail? There is: La Boulangerie and its founder seek to help resuscitate the French bread business. I enjoyed reading the parallels between the bread business and our retail industry. Both have seen manufacturers encroach up the food chain closer to the end consumer. Both have seen a degradation in the quality of the product. And both have seem a reduction in jobs that hurts the local community. ...
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July 12, 2017 Join Bridge in Atlanta. We'll be meeting with brands, retailers, and reps. We'll also be hosting an Indie Store vs. Amazon seminar tomorrow (Friday) at the Kitchen 2 Table showroom. See you soon....
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July 11, 2017 Thanks to Auratic for posting the Bridge decal in its Atlanta showroom window. The Bridge decal is an easy way to share that your products are easy to sell....
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July 11, 2017 Amazon Prime Day has become a national holiday for the entire retail industry. Here are the Prime Day deals Amazon didn't want you to see. Read the full story here or click this link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/prime-day-deals-amazon-didnt-want-see-152726679.html Here are the Prime Day deals Amazon didn't want you to see Amazon Prime Day has become a national holiday for the entire retail ...
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