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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.
 
Tuesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 7
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 thi ...
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June 2
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
June 2
Amazon is a black widow spider that kills its mates suggests today’s Wall St. Journal.
June 1
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
May 24
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.
Tuesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 7

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:
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May 23
May 23
How can your business offer better customer than Amazon? Maybe start by mentioning that you don’t ban customers.
May 21
May 21
The “Facebook Apology Tour.” Ha ha. Good one, Times.
May 21
 
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 ...
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May 21
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
May 21
May 21

Shop indie and have a happy Monday.
May 18
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-millio ...
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May 18
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!
May 11
May 11


Happy to see Pampa Bay featured at Wacky Rabbit in South Carolina. Hi, Paula!
May 10
May 10

FOR RETAILERS

Watch the New Training Webinar:
Quickly Process Gift Registry Orders
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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 ...
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May 10
May 10
Does your store sell kitchen gadgets? Today’s Times covers some new ones.
May 10
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!
May 10
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
May 9
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
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May 9
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 ar ...
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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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