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June 30 "Small Shop ~ Big Site" Bridge t-shirt...
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June 28 Good morning. The Galloway book mentions this Amazon cutting out UPS and FedEx. If it can own its own shipping, it can underprice stores anytime/all the time regardless of taxes or other variables. To quote Jaws, “I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat” :)...
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June 26 We can’t win them all. Last week the Supreme Court helped indie retailers by allowing states to charge tax on more web orders. This week, it didn’t help us by siding with American Express. The end result of these two decisions is that indie stores will likely receive more orders but but still have to pay AmEx its higher interchange fees. ...
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June 25 Local coffee shop throwing some punches at the big guys. :)...
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June 25 Great news for indie stores. Read the full Times article here ...
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June 24 Nice to see Bridge partner Michael Aram featured in today’s Wall St Journal. ...
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June 24 This pizza article could be written about Bridge. :) How this Slice pizza app helps indie pizza shops Bridge helps indie retailers. Read article: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/business/slice-app-local-pizzerias.html...
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June 24 Today’s Times shares how Amazon is taking away business from brands—including brands that once thought Amazon was a partner rather than a competitor. Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/business/amazon-the-brand-buster.html ...
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June 22 Amazon gets you to buy more iPhones, lawn mowers, power washers, and movies by: first selling you bananas. Whole Foods, owned by Amazon, ropes you in with the promise of savings. These banana sales will translate down the road to a tighter grip on all of a consumers’ purchases and result in lost sales for all or most retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot, AutoZone, Nordstrom, and more. This will likely result in job loss and lower tax revenue. That may put downward pressure on our abili...
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June 21 Amazon has about 100 lobbyists in DC and spent $13 million on lobbying, reports today’s WSJ. Amazon increasingly relies on the government for business contracts and to provide shipping via USPS. If the USPS raised its prices $1, it would cost Amazon about $1.8 billion. Considering this information, it starts to make sense why Amazon owner Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper. ...
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June 19 A special thanks to Kerry and Janet at Keith Smith for hosting a Bridge meeting for its sales reps. ...
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June 19 Need some Bridge gear for your retailers? We have table tents, flyers, and buttons. :)...
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June 19 See ya’ll tomorrow night at the Keith Smith showroom. We’ll be hosting a seminar (with drinks) for retailers. ...
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June 17 FOR SALES REPS and BRANDS I’ll be at the Dallas show Monday, June 18 - Thursday, June 21. I’d love to meet up with you and hear what trends you’re seeing at your store. For example, what strategies are working for your shop? What issues do you see? You have a wealth of information. How can we help your stores? ...
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June 17 HFN shares that AmericasMart and the Vegas show now have same owner. One may ask: what does this mean for the Dallas market? Some people have speculated that one of the shows may shrink or even close within 10 years. And notice the use of the word “platform” in the headline. Platforms are the future—not siloed sites or businesses. Bridge is an e-commerce platform that is well positioned in the retail market. ...
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June 17 Nice to see Beatriz Ball featured in this month’s HFN magazine for environmental stewardship. ...
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June 14 FOR RETAILERS You're invited to join us in Dallas! I'll be at the Keith Smith showroom giving a very cool seminar for indie stores like you. Join us to learn how to grow your business--and have a glass of wine on us while doing it. Seminar for Retailers: Wednesday, June 20th 5:30 pm CDT Keith Smith Showroom World Trade Center #200 Dallas Market Center I'll give you 7 ways that you can grow your online business--and we'll have drinks and snacks for you. I hope you can make it! Please RSV...
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June 8 FOR JULISKA REPS You're invited to a Special Training for Juliska Reps. WHEN 2 webinars from which to choose: Friday, June 15th at 11 am EST or Monday, June 25th at 11 am EST I'll share how to: + Help your stores sell more Juliska. + Help your stores survive against Amazon. + Earn more in commission. HOW TO ATTEND Please RSVP to Juliska corporate or Bridge...
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June 6 Every Facebook “Like” on your site is really a beacon back to the Facebook mothership to relay personal data—whether you or your customers click on it or not. You don’t click it? It still sends data back about you. Is that honest?...
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June 6 Webinar: Your Store vs. Amazon Want to fight back against Amazon? We'll show you 7 ways in our new webinar. How to watch the webinar? In the comment field below this post, enter your store's name. Then we'll send you the access link to watch the webinar. In this webinar, you'll learn: 1. How to offer greater product selection. 2. How to offer free shipping and promote easy pick ups and returns. 3. How to build trust by showing more pictures of staff and faces. 4. How to benefit from your ...
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