News from Bridge
Below please find news about Bridge and the retail industry. To view more news, please visit Bridge's Chalkboard.


November 28, 2017 This ad by a retail real estate group caught my eye. ...
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November 28, 2017 Happy to see Bridge partner Vista Alegre on the cover of this month’s Tableware Today. ...
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November 27, 2017 In-store foot traffic is down and online sales are up, reports today’s Wall St. Journal cover. What is your strategy to deal with this trend in 2018?...
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November 27, 2017 Have you visited your Bridge site on your mobile phone? Your customers are doing this—and you have to, too, in order to experience what they do. Get started now. ...
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November 27, 2017 Have you noticed that your sites are loading faster? That's because Bridge has shrunk your image file sizes by an average of 43%. Your website images are just as nice, but they load 43% more quickly using our new software. We ran the optimization on 279k files (which were 11.69 GB in size) and reduced these files by 5.06 GB. That's a savings of 43% in bandwidth and therefore customers' time. ...
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November 27, 2017 Excerpt from Adobe forecast: Cyber Monday is expected to become the largest online shopping day in history, generating $6.6 billion in sales, 16.5% growth compared to last year. Sales on Thanksgiving Day are expected to increase 15% year over year to $2.8 billion. One out of every six dollars this holiday season will be spent between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, leading to $19.7 billion in sales. Read more from the forecast here: ...
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November 22, 2017 Amazon is advertising its gift registry business in Brides magazine. Should we get a bunch of retailers to team up and place an ad, too? ;)...
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November 21, 2017 1 An email went out from diana@skyrosdesigns.com this morning that contained a virus. It was in an email that read: ............... Morning, Please see attached and confirm. Let me know if you have any questions. David Duffy ***************** .................... 2. If you opened this, you likely have a virus that sent the virus to all the people in your contact list. And then it will spread further. 3. Please let us know if this occurred to you. Or ask your IT person for help. 4. ...
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November 20, 2017 Today’s Times Opinion piece supports local retailers by calling for building owners and the government to find a solution to high vacancies. ...
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November 17, 2017 The fight continues between Wal-Mart and Amazon with Wal-Mart standing it’s ground. This may bode well for other brick and mortar stores, too. ...
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November 16, 2017 Today’s Times highlights the current loophole that Amazon uses when charging taxes. Amazon doesn’t charge tax on its marketplace sales, which total in the billions. Third-party sellers such as stores use the marketplace to sell goods and often don’t charge (nor collect) sales tax that they should be. Side note: the e-commence tax debate goes back to 1992 with Quill Corporation vs. North Dakota court decision. ...
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November 14, 2017 Holiday Website Bootcamp This webinar shows you: 1. How to update your home page. Your home page is your gateway to helping you: A. Update your header. B. Add holiday slides. C. Add sale items. D. Add a promotional holiday banner. E. Add holiday Chalks. 2. How to update your store hours to show holiday hours. 3. How to offer free shipping. 4. How to offer discounts. 5. How to process an order that was made with a discount code. 6. How to share your site’s holiday posts to your social me...
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November 13, 2017 Have your worried about charging different prices on your website vs in your store? You’re not alone. And it’s becoming more common. Today’s WSJ reveals how Wal-mart is charging more for some items online. Traditionally, online shopping has been touted as cheaper than in-store shopping. Let’s see how this experiment plays out. ...
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November 12, 2017 The Globe, a gift shop in Virginia, recently replaced its website with a new Bridge website. The new Bridge website has a bunch of new features that are helping boost sales. The Newsfeed encourages visitors to browse and explore items that other shoppers like and purchase. The new site includes larger product pictures, review software, and 20,000 products that update themselves--saving The Globe from having to maintain those items. https://theg...
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November 11, 2017 Did you know that customers can take their Amazon returns Kohl’s? Well, now you can take your Lord & Taylor returns to Walmart’s 4,000 stores. We’re seeing more and more businesses choose sides with either Amazon or Walmart. Which side are you on? ...
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November 11, 2017 We’re happy to see Charleston featured in today’s WSJ—home to Bridge retailer Vieuxtemps. :) Vieuxtemps, an idlyic shop on southern King St., has been part of the Bridge team for eight years. Thank you!...
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November 10, 2017 We're happy to see Kristi Forbes named as head of 41 Madison. As a frequent visitor to the AmericasMart, we've seen how Kristi made the mart a fun and inviting place to do business. Welcome to NYC, Kristi. Read the full article here: https://www.homeworldbusiness.com/forbes-named-forty-one-madison-director/ ...
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November 10, 2017 More customers will shop online this holiday season. Is your website ready?...
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November 9, 2017 New Seminar: How to Prepare Your Website for the Holiday Make your site light up like a Christmas tree Tues., Nov.14 at 11 am EST Weds., Nov. 15 at 9 am EST Weds., Nov. 15 at 1 pm EST Thurs., Nov. 16 at 10 am EST Tues., Nov. 28 at 11 am EST Weds., Nov. 29 at 9 am EST Weds., Nov. 29 at 1 pm EST Thurs., Nov. 30 at 10 am EST What you'll learn: 1. How to update your website for holidays. 2. How to update your home page design and pictures to be festive and show your holiday spirit. 3. How to up...
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November 9, 2017 Ironic to offer a Tiffany & Co. piggy bank? Where does one put the savings to afford the piggy bank? Ha ha. Tiffany appears to have taken a C. Wonder turn where it puts its logo on everything. Ps - I miss C. Wonder. ...
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