News from Bridge
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June 4 FOR RETAILERS You're invited: Seminar: Your Store vs Amazon When: Thursday, July 12th at 5 pm EST Where: Vagabond House Showroom Building 2 / #940 AmericasMart I'll share with you: + How to sell more. + How to survive against Amazon. + How to increase your Google ranking....
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June 4 Carol Schroeder shares this neat collaborative marketing program her community is doing: they're all accepting the same gift card. Cool idea! .................... Carol's post: If you are looking for a new way to promote your town, shopping district or mall as a shopping destination, a shared gift card may be a good option. We’ve recently created one to help Monroe Street, the part of Madison, WI where our shop is located, survive a year of roadwork. And we sold an impressive $7,500 worth o...
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June 3 What story does the product that you sell hold? Zwilling J.A. Henkels shares its history via this picture about its shop on Fifth Avenue before World War II. (...it’s a guess, but it being a Germany company probably didn’t bode well for it after the war.) ...
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June 2 FOR RETAILERS You're invited to an Omni-channel Sales Seminar at the Keith Smith Showroom in Dallas during the June show. When: Wednesday, June 20th at 5:30 pm EST Where: Keith Smith Showroom, Dallas Market Center I'll share with you: + How to sell more. + What your store must do to survive against Amazon. + How to increase your Google ranking. ...
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June 2 FOR KEITH SMITH REPS You're invited to a Special Training for Keith Smith Reps. When: Monday, June 18th at 4 pm EST Where: Keith Smith Showroom, Dallas Market Center I'll share how to: + Help your stores sell more. + Help your stores survive against Amazon. + Earn more in commission. ...
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June 2 FOR BRANDS AND SALES REPS New Webinar: How to Fight Amazon Pick Your Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 pm Thursday, June 7 at 11:00 am Thursday, June 7 at 5:00 pm About the Webinar: Do you have an Amazon strategy? You need one: Amazon is putting indie stores out of business. The future of your stores depends on how they deal with Amazon. Help them solve this problem and you'll benefit. I'll show you: + How your stores can f...
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June 2 Remember Bon-Ton? The department store chain went out of bsuisnss because it had too much debt and didn’t invest in the web reports today’s WSJ. Its massive debt stymied its ability to compete online—aka build the website experience it needed. With too much debt and a weak omnichannel experiences, it sunk. Does this remind you of stores that you know? I called a cookware store yesterday that told me it has given up on selling online. I predict this store will sink like Bon-Ton. ...
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June 2 Amazon is a black widow spider that kills its mates suggests today’s Wall St. Journal. ...
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June 1 What is Walmart doing to beat Amazon? It's investing in its website. What changes is Walmart making on its website? See what L2 Research shares about Walmart's new website redesign: https://www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/2-minute-case-study-walmart-site-redesign...
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May 24 Today’s Times reminds us that in-store is where you still need to win. You use the web to drive customers in-store. 3/4 of beauty care purchases are made in store. Stores are upgrading to encourage shoppers to share pictures of the store via social media. ...
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May 24 FOR RETAILERS New Webinar: How to Fight Amazon Pick Your Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 pm Thursday, June 7 at 11:00 am Thursday, June 7 at 5:00 pm About the Webinar: Do you have an Amazon strategy? You need one: Amazon is putting indie stores out of business. Your business's future depends on what you do next. I'll show you: + How to fight back against Amazon and the big retail players. + How to run your online stor...
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May 23 How can your business offer better customer than Amazon? Maybe start by mentioning that you don’t ban customers. ...
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May 21 The “Facebook Apology Tour.” Ha ha. Good one, Times. ...
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May 21 Why use Bridge? 1. Easily show pictures online for all the items that you sell. Bridge has 60,000 pictures. 2. Help your brides and their families. Over 20,000 brides have used Bridge's software. It's easy to use and full of features. Since the software has 1,000s of pictures, the brides are happy family and friends can see the items they'd like. 3. Beat Amazon. Since Bridge has 60,000 items pre-loaded, your store can offer greater selection than Amazon. 4. Increase your Google ranking...
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May 21 The future of retail is platforms. And Walmart selling Lord & Taylor on its platform supports this. Full article: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/business/walmart-lord-and-taylor-website.html...
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May 21 Shop indie and have a happy Monday....
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May 18 Think that your gift registry business is “safe”? Zola just got another $100,000,000 in funding to steal your local customers. How are you going to work harder and work smarter to keep and grow your registry business? Read the full article here: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/03/wedding-startup-zola-just-received-a-pretty-sweet-gift-100-million-in-fresh-funding/...
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May 18 Thanks to Carol Schroeder and her team at Orange Tree Imports for sharing this mention about Bridge on their Facebook page. Check our Orange Tree's registry here: https://orangetreeimports.bridgecatalog.com/registry.cfm They have 4 couples registered!...
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May 11 Happy to see Pampa Bay featured at Wacky Rabbit in South Carolina. Hi, Paula! ...
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May 10 FOR RETAILERS Watch the New Training Webinar: Quickly Process Gift Registry Orders ....................................... You have tons of gift registry orders--but what if you're wasting time by processing them incorrectly? Good news: in our new training webinar we show you how to quickly--and correctly--process registry orders. Watch webinar: 1. Write your store name in the comment window below. 2. We'll email you your access link to watch the webinar....
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