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May 10 Does your store sell kitchen gadgets? Today’s Times covers some new ones. ...
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May 10 Kelly Wenzel, Beatriz Ball National Sales Director is having a great time in Las Vegas attending the annual conference of Gift Sales Managers! On the agenda: Tons of amazing content! ...
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May 10 Walmart is becoming more of a tech company—like Amazon. What is your business’s strategy? In general, the future of retail belongs to tech. Main Street business that don’t have good tech are gonna struggle and likely fail. Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/09/business/dealbook/walmart-acquisitions-flipkart.html...
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May 9 FOR RETAILERS Do you want more brides to register at your store? Do you want your registries to produce more sales? We have the answer. Bridge is increasing the default amounts that your store gives out. Old incentives: Start a new registry at your store: $10 Registrant (bride) complete 5-Step incentive program: $50 New incentives: Start a new registry at your store: $20 Registrant (bride) complete 5-Step incentive program: $60 Please note: 1. The gift cards that are given out above mus...
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May 9 FOR RETAILERS: Please find our updated pricing for the Bridge service here. This updated pricing will take effect July 1st, 2018. In some areas, Bridge is giving your business notably more. For example, in April of 2017 Bridge offered your business 10 Smart Brands for $59. In May of 2018, Bridge is providing your business with the product data from 40 Smart Brands for $49. In sum, you can receive 400 percent more product data yet pay 17% less. If you are unsure how this affects what you...
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May 8 Continuing to enjoy Carol Schroeder’s book. Here she shares some additional services a store can offer. ...
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May 8 Family Dishes How many sets of china do you own? What are the memories they bring back? The author sounds like some of us. New York Times, May 4, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/well/family/family-dishes.html...
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May 7 The U.S. Small Business Administration says that a business making $7 million is small. Hmm. As it tries to creatw the impression that it’s not a small business killer, Amazon used that classification when reporting one million “small” businesses use its marketplace. ...
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May 7 How to celebrate Mother’s Day? How about breakfast in bed—with Bridge partner Royal Copenhagen’s famous Blue Fluted Mega collection. Gien also gets a mention. ...
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May 7 The Rockefeller’s art collection includes Tobacco Leaf dinnerware—which is still produced today by Mottahedeh. ...
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May 7 Disrupting the Dishes: Registering for perfectly matched sets of china is so last century, says the Sunday NY Times, May 6, 2018. We know this is not true. Elegance and sophistication will never go out of style. After you read the article, read the 81 and counting comments in response to this article. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/style/disrupting-the-dishes.html#commentsContainer ...
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May 7 You’re Invited: 10 Year Anniversary of Bridge Happy Hour Friday, July 13 ~ 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST Rosse Showroom Building 2 West / Suite 818 / AmericasMart You're invited to celebrate with us the 10 year anniversary of Bridge. In 2008, Bridge started its Smart Brand program that enables brands to instantly share their products with retailers. Initially, eight brands used Bridge to share a few thousand items with two retailers. Today, 120 brands use Bridge to shares 60,000 products with 300 ...
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May 6 Indie toy stores are getting a bit of relief with the closing of Toys R Us reports the Boston Globe. ...
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May 6 Happy to see Mariposa at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester ...
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May 4 HFN highlights some new tableware and giftware items—many of which are from Bridge Smart Brand partners. Featured: Deshoulieres Herend iittala Mikasa Royal Limoges Vista Alegre Wallace Wilton Armetale...
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May 3 FOR RETAILERS New Webinar: Bridal Season Bootcamp Choose your webinar time: + Tuesday, May 8 at 4:30 pm EST + Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 am EST + Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 am EST + Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 pm EST About: Get yourself and your website ready for brides and bridal customers. You'll learn to: + Quickly update registry orders. + Avoid common mistakes. + Spend less time at your computer. + Make customers and brides happier. + Increase repeat business. Presenter: Jason Solarek ...
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May 2 Want to see the future? Read this book. I’ve read this book and carried with it with me at the shows in Atlanta and Dallas. The book shares show big tech and particular Amazon will change your business. Be prepared. I bought my copies on Barnes & Noble. I’d be happy to discuss the book with you. ...
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May 1 Some good news: amazon is not taking over Europe. :)...
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April 27 FOR RETAILERS How much does it cost you to add an item to your website? Most likely a few dollars per item. In addition to the cost of adding new items, there is the cost of mispricing items. How much does it cost a store if an item's price isn't updated and a customer buys it at the wrong price? Let's imagine a clerk forgets to add a "0." A store could lose a few dollars or a few hundred dollars due to a typo. Let's imagine a clerk has 99% accuracy in entering and keeping items up to da...
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April 26 FOR RETAILERS: Watch the Webinar: Rank on Page 1 of Google Learn: + How to track your website visitors. + The 3 key factors that make up your Google ranking. + How to rank higher and sell more. Audience: for retailers In order to watch the webinar, please put your email in the comment box below. We'll email you the link. ...
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