FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIETRI AND BRIDGE PARTNER TO HELP INDEPENDENT STORES
Retailers Can Receive $150 For Joining Bridge Network
July 15, 2020
NEW YORK, NY – VIETRI, known as the premium importer of luxury tabletop goods from Italy, has launched a new program to help its independent specialty retailers online and in-store. VIETRI has agreed to offer its authorized retailers a credit of $150 towards future purchases by opening a free account with the e-commerce community Bridge.
“VIETRI is fully dedicated to our specialty stores. Bridge offers them an easy and comprehensive alternative to maintaining their own website. Given the current retail environment, it is crucial to have an online presence, and Bridge is making that possible for small specialty stores across the country” says Hali Vradelis, VIETRI’s National Sales Director.
“VIETRI is paying retailers to sell more of its product,” said Bridge founder Jason Solarek. “Retailers have to put up zero money. This a great deal for stores. Imagine if a retailer was paid $150 to sign up for Facebook or Shopify? That is essentially what we are offering stores. Retailers get a free program that is more powerful because the VIETRI products will be instantly shoppable in the retailer's Bridge Store.”
VIETRI, which has been growing its presence on Bridge for ten years, and now shares 2,311 products with more than 150 retailers via Bridge’s Smart Products service. In addition, the company shares all products from viva by VIETRI and Erbario Toscano. With the new program, a VIETRI retailer can sign up for a free Bridge Store, sync with VIETRI, and have all two-thousand items online in minutes. The store will receive a $150 credit when it sells an item via the Bridge Store and orders it from VIETRI.
E-commerce is rapidly growing, and vital for today’s buying economy. Bridge is helping small retail stores maximize their product selling abilities by making it easy to upload individual items and beautiful lifestyle imagery in minutes.
Authorized retailers are not charged for the VIETRI product syncing service. Bridge’s product syncing service is free. Now, with the $150 bonus being offered, retailers have even more incentive to grow their online business.
Currently, over 500 independent stores in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean use Bridge to power their e-commerce needs and online gift registries. Bridge's Smart Brand service helps these stores easily show and sell 72,000 products from 118 leading home goods brands including VIETRI, Juliska, Herend, Mariposa, Waterford, and Beatriz Ball.
In a recent study, retailers using Bridge reported selling 13% more due to the program. Additionally, their Bridal Registry sales grew 60% when using Bridge's proprietary gift registry software.
Susan Gravely, along with her sister Frances and mother Lee, founded VIETRI in 1983 after a family trip to Italy, where they fell in love with the colorful hand-painted dinnerware of the Amalfi Coast. VIETRI has grown from a small company representing one Italian factory to the largest importing company of handcrafted Italian products in the American tabletop industry. The company now serves a customer base of more than 2,000 specialty stores in all 50 states and around the globe.
Bridge is an e-commerce community that helps brands, retailers, and sales reps share products, news, and market-sensitive data. Members use Bridge to collaborate, reduce maintenance costs, improve data accuracy, streamline communications, and speed product to market.
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