July 19
Today’s Times gives some tips for couples planning a wedding. Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/technology/personaltech/tech-plan-wedding.html...
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July 18
Have your registry sales slowed down? It might have nothing to do with your beautiful store, product selection or even competition from online retailers. This article from the NY Times might explain why. Put a Ring on It? Millennial Couples Are in No Hurry Young adults not only marry and have children later than previous generations, they take more time to get to know each other before tying the knot. Read the full story here: Read More

July 17
We wanted to share these beautiful tiles, YES, tiles, from Michael Aram. Winner of Interior Design's 2017 Best of Year Award, Orchid Dimensional radiates with the graceful charm of delicate orchid flowers. Realistic crystalline white Thassos flowers dance across a smooth background of polished white or honed black marble. The pattern is drawn from homeware and jewelry designer Michael Aram's Orchid Collection and is crafted through a variety of techniques to achieve a product that's ground...
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July 17
Walmart and Microsoft team up to stop Amazon reports today’s WSJ. ...
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July 16
Colleges are using marketing and advertising techniques used retailers, repeorts today’s WSJ. Do you know what your shoppers’ hobbies are? If so, you can better target them. ...
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July 16
Amazon is luring customers with fake reviews. Today’s Times shares how a bogus bookseller has 1,400 reviews and many of them make little sense. The motive: the bookseller is selling books at 100x the going rate. The goal is trick some elderly or mislead person into buying a book for $600 instead of $6. Since Amazon may get 30% of the sale, the higher fake price benefits it. ...
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July 15
Happy to see Carol Schroeder as a speaker at this summer’s NY NOW. We’ve mentioned Carol’s book (in which we’re featured) many times. ...but this post comes with an asterisk. The retail industry is facing a huge cliff as Amazon bulldozes it. The NY NOW pamphlet doesn’t mention any amazon seminars. Amazon is the biggest threat to you and your business. Yet according to this slick marketing piece, stores should party like it’s 1999. It even suggests starting the day with mimosas. This show ...
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July 14
Good to see MacKenzie-Childs Mark Bergadon at the show. ...
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July 14
Thanks to early Bridge enthusiasts Andy Morgan, Marisa LeDonne, and Tim DeVine who attended the Bridge 10 year anniversary party last night at the Rosse showroom. ...
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July 13
Thanks to Will Hardy and the Vagabond House team for hosting us last night. We had a great pow-wow with indie store owners about fighting back against Amazon. Thanks to Susan Hoechner, owner of Barbara Stewart interiors, who shared some of her experiences with the group. And thanks to Joe Latona, Kay, Tish Gammill, Mark Vaughan (nice shorts), Sheri, David Berman, Fonda Carter, Rickey Heroman, and Hal Provence. ...
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July 12
Hangin’ with Kay—owner of the gift shop Oh Kay’s in McAllen, TX—in the Mackenzie-Childs showroom in Atlanta ...
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July 12
See you tonight at Vagabond House at 5 pm: “Your Store vs Amazon ~ 7 Solutions to Win Online”...
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July 9
Wish to find your items more easily? More easily build gift registries? We have a new feature that helps: use the 'missing UPC' feature on your Bridge. How to access it: 1. Login to Bridge. 2. Roll over "Management." 3. From the drop down under Products, click on "Missing UPC." 4. You'll be taken to a page showing all missing UPCs. You can download all of them to an Excel file using a link at the bottom....
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July 9
Nice to see Vista Alegre featured in this past weekend’s Wall St Journal. ...
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July 3
Do you use Gmail? If so, you’re Google’s favorite product. They essentially own you because they own your email and therefore how you read and think. ...
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July 1
You're Invited: Celebrate 10 Years of Bridge with Us 10 Year Anniversary Party for Bridge Friday, July 13th at 5 pm Rosse Showroom 8th Floor • Suite 818 • Building 2 West Bridge started 10 years ago with two retailers and eight brands. Today, more than three hundred retailers share 60k products with more than one hundred brands and this year members will sell $21 million via Bridge. Join us to mark the success of our hard-working retailers, brands, and sales reps....
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July 1
We'll see you in Atlanta. We're hosting 2 events: 1. Seminar: "Your Store vs. Amazon" Thursday, July 12th 5 pm EST Vagabond House Showroom 9th Floor • 940 • Building 2 West More info: https://marketplace.bridgecatalog.com/chalkboard.cfm?id=14294 2. Ten Year Anniversary Party for Bridge Friday, July 13th 5 pm EST Rosse Showroom 8th Floor • 818 • Building 2 West More info: Read More

June 30
We support indie stores. How about “Indie”...restaurants? Ha ha. Long Island City. ...
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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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