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Bridge in the News
Bridge featured in HFN magazine

June 2017
Bridge Brand Conference

HFN covers Bridge's Brand Conference.

Bridge featured in HFN magazine

December 2016
HFN Magazine: $2 Million Milestone

HFN shares that Bridge has doubled year-over-year sales processed for clients.

Bridge featured in HFN magazine

November 2015
HFN Magazine: $1 Million Milestone

HFN highlights Bridge's handling of $1 million in online gift registry sales in 2015.

Image of Bridge article in Tableware Today

June 2015
Tableware Today: Last Word Column

Jason Solarek shares trends in e-commerce.

Image of Bridge article in HFN magazine

May 2015
HFN Magazine: E-commerce Update

Allison Zisko interviews Jason Solarek about Bridge's new services.
July 16
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.
July 16
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.
July 15
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. Th ...
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July 14
July 14
Good to see MacKenzie-Childs Mark Bergadon at the show.
July 14
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.
July 13
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.
July 12
July 12
Hangin’ with Kay—owner of the gift shop Oh Kay’s in McAllen, TX—in the Mackenzie-Childs showroom in Atlanta
July 12
July 12
See you tonight at Vagabond House at 5 pm: “Your Store vs Amazon ~ 7 Solutions to Win Online”
July 9
July 9
Wish to find your items more easily? More easily build gift registries? We have a new feature that helps: add your UPCs to items.

Here is how to find which of your items are missing a UPC.

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.
July 9
July 9

Nice to see Vista Alegre featured in this past weekend’s Wall St Journal.
July 3
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.
Friday, July 13
AmericasMart

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 ret ...
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Wednesday, July 11 - Saturday, July 14
AmericasMart

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

"Small Shop ~ Big Site" marketing materials: Bridge window decal and Bridge t-shirt

Order yours by using the comments box below.
June 28
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” :)
June 26
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.
June 25
June 25
Local coffee shop throwing some punches at the big guys. :)
June 25
June 25

Great news for indie stores.

Read the full Times article here

June 24
June 24
Nice to see Bridge partner Michael Aram featured in today’s Wall St Journal.

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Bridge in the News
Bridge featured in HFN magazine

June 2017
Bridge Brand Conference

HFN covers Bridge's Brand Conference.

Bridge featured in HFN magazine

December 2016
HFN Magazine: $2 Million Milestone

HFN shares that Bridge has doubled year-over-year sales processed for clients.

Bridge featured in HFN magazine

November 2015
HFN Magazine: $1 Million Milestone

HFN highlights Bridge's handling of $1 million in online gift registry sales in 2015.

Image of Bridge article in Tableware Today

June 2015
Tableware Today: Last Word Column

Jason Solarek shares trends in e-commerce.

Image of Bridge article in HFN magazine

May 2015
HFN Magazine: E-commerce Update

Allison Zisko interviews Jason Solarek about Bridge's new services.
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