News from Bridge's Chalkboard
Below please find news about the Bridge service and the retail industry in general. To view more news from Bridge and its members, please visit the Bridge Marketplace Chalkboard.


January 9 Having bowls of fun here in Atlanta. Good to see Matt Hullfish from Casafina. ...
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January 7 What is your website strategy in 2018? Come to Atlanta to learn how to boost your sales in 2018. Two free seminars: 1. "Rank on Page 1 of Google" Wednesday, January 10th 5 pm EST Vagabond House Showroom 9th Floor • 938A • Building 2 West More info: https://marketplace.bridgecatalog.com/chalkboard.cfm?id=12040 2. "Your Store vs. the Online Giants" Thursday, January 11th 9 am EST Kitchen 2 Table Showroom 8th Floor ...
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January 6 You're invited... Your Store vs. Amazon: 7 Steps to Win Online Thursday, January 11th, 2018 9:00 am Kitchen 2 Table showroom 8th Floor, Suite 893 Building 2 West AmericasMart Atlanta, GA .......................... Why attend? 80% of shoppers shop online, but few stores have a website that is ready for these online shoppers. Meanwhile, Amazon has a 20-year head start and a billion dollar war chest to attack your business. What is your Amazon strategy? We'll help you formulate one: Join u...
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January 6 Join us at Vagabond House on Wednesday, January 10 at 5 pm. 9th Floor / 938A Building 2 West AmericasMart...
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January 5 Neiman Marcus is super saddled with debt ($4.8b), about 1/3 of sales are done online, and third quarter it lost $26m. ...
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January 4 "Alexa, what is in my gift registry?" may be the question of 2018. Is your store prepared to take on Amazon and Google in their race to be the voice assistant for your brides? Our goal is help you chart these waters....
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January 3 MacKenzie-Chids is launching an all-white pattern, Julia Knight is presenting us with new stainless-steel bowls, and Abbiamo Tutto takes us camping in Italy. ...
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January 3 Reminder: if a pricing mistake is made by yourself or a Smart Brand, you are not responsible for giving the customer the item as the lower mistake price. Your website's Customer Service page says this: ......... If a product's price is higher than our stated (website) price, we will cancel your order and notify you of this cancellation. You are more than welcome to purchase the item again at the correct price. We reserve the right to cancel any order we receive at our discretion. The full amo...
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January 2 Does shopping online hurt your commute to work? It may. Read how shopping online hurts funding for roads, schools, pensions, and more. While Bridge is an e-commerce platform, we’re also a community platform and we want all parts of our communities to be strong—from the analog road to the digital highway. :) https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/opinion/online-shoppi...
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January 2 “Imagine the data collection power of Facebook wedded to the supply chain empire of Walmart—that’s Amazon.”...
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December 31, 2017 Do you visit Atlanta for the tradeshows? The creator of AmericasMart, John Portman, just passed away at 93. He was unique in that he designed and developed many of his properties. That is extremely rare. It would be like Nike owning gyms; one is normally just one part of the ‘food chain’. Starting in 1961, Portman helped revitalize downtown Atlanta. What’s also interesting is his business partner: it was his old college professor. He co-wrote several books and was even the topic of a movie. ...
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December 30, 2017 Is the Post Office—and your tax dollars—subsidizing Amazon? Trump and many people think so. ...
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December 30, 2017 How are you gonna spend your tax cut next year? How about shopping local, buying American, and seeking to support our communities. ...
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December 30, 2017 Are you encouraging shoppers to make returns in store? Shoppers making in-store returns buy more. Are you promoting gift cards? Selling them at a discount? Shoppers overspend a gift card on average by $38, reports today’s Times. This is why Kohl’s accepts Amazon returns. ...
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December 30, 2017 40% of consumers will shop after Christmas—up from 5% five years ago. How are you courting these shoppers? ...
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December 27, 2017 Are you using the right e-commerce software? If you ask yourself that, you should start by asking if your business uses cloud-based e-commerce software. Your answer to this may decide your business' future. Your business should be using cloud-based e-commerce software. This software has many advantages over static software. Benefits include: - Always up to date. - Offers the newest features. - Less expensive. - Better looking visually. - More secure. - Works on more devices, such as new mo...
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December 27, 2017 We’re not out of the woods. ...
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December 26, 2017 PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release Indie Stores Report Double-Digit Growth in 2017 by Sharing Products Forty-two brick and mortar Main Street retailers that participated in Bridge’s annual survey said their sales grew up to 50% for a brand by using Bridge’s product-syncing service. "I do about 20% more business a year by being a part of the Bridge network,” said Mary Beth Wood, owner of the Crystal Plate in Gainesville, Georgia, and a user of the Bridge software. "It gives me more tim...
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December 26, 2017 How were ur sales this season? ...
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December 25, 2017 That’s a lot of mugs and plates ...
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