Social Network

Why Does Your Business Need a Social Network?

Bridge's social network allows you to more easily connect with the businesses that are important to you. Whether you're a retailer, brand, sales rep, market building, ad agency, or publication, you can 'friend' your business friends on Bridge's social network. You can then easily share, comment, and interact with a variety of information. What are members sharing with each other?

  • Products (complete information including wholesale prices, retail prices, descriptions, and professional pictures)
  • Lifestyle images
  • Catalogs, price lists and other files (PDFs, etc.)
  • Re-ordering terms
  • Videos
  • Public and private messages
  • News and events
  • Promotions and sales
  • Sales data
  • Price changes

Featured Social Network Members:

182 Business Friends
202 Business Friends
312 Business Friends
2,014 Business Friends
197 Business Friends
211 Business Friends
71 Business Friends
84 Business Friends
147 Business Friends

Bridge Compared to Other Social Networks

Social Media Explained

Social Media Explained for Dinner Plates:

  • Bridge - makes buying and selling dinner plates easy
  • Twitter - I'm following #dinnerplates
  • Facebook - I like dinner plates
  • Instagram - here is a photo of my dinner plate
  • Pinterest - here's a bunch of dinner plate pictures
  • YouTube - here is how i use my dinner plates
  • LinkedIn - my skills include designing dinner plates

Facebook vs Bridge

Facebook
Bridge
Not focused on business topics.
Focused on retail, products and business news.
Any person can join.
For businesses. Must be a business to join.
Many users, groups, and actions (aka 'likes') on Facebook are fake. They are created by bots and even foreign governments. Read the New York Times article about fake social media accounts here.
Real users. Must be a real entity to join. By only allowing authenticated users, Bridge ensures a true, real experience.
According to the New York Times, Facebook only shares a fraction of what you share.
Accurate. Shows 100% of the news that you share with your business friends.
Facebook doesn't allow loading of PDFs, Excel files, etc.
Supports more file types. Easily share all types of files including PDF, Excel, Zip, etc.

3 Reasons to Use Bridge's Social Network

  1. Knowledge. More easily learn about important decisions by your colleagues, key dates about events, products, and more.
  2. Simplify. Skip juggling between Facebook and Dropbox. Bridge's network enables you to share PDFs, .jpgs, and more.
  3. Price. Free for your business.

Chalkboard

Bridge members use Chalkboard to share information with their social network. Members share news, events, industry trends, and files with their business friends. Once a business friends the businesses with which it does business, it will see what they share.

Auto-posting
Auto-posting is a game-changing feature for sharing Chalkboard content. For retailers, auto-posting saves them from having to create content and manually repost what brands share. Brands do the work for them. As a brand, this feature delivers the ultimate exposure for its news and products. A brand no longer has to wait for retailers to find the time to share what it shares with them. It's automatically shared.

Library File Sharing

Bridge members use Library to share and store large files with each other. Library offers more space and ease then Dropbox and other file-sharing services.

Smart Products

Bridge members use the Smart Products service to share product data and product pictures with each other and customers. Retailers sync with their brands and the brands' products appear instantly on the retailer's respective Bridge website. Learn more about Smart Products here.

What Are Businesses Saying About Bridge's Social Network?

"Chalkboard helps keep customers and us apprised of promotions, news, and new items from our manufacturers. Also, it gives our regular customers new content to see each time they come to our site."
~ Chuck, Glassworks & Cheeks

"Bridge is an easy way to receive and share information about products directly from the source."
~ Cheri Stalls, Fisherman's Wife

"As a vendor, Bridge serves as a way for us to easily and efficiently share information with retailers, customers, and sales reps."
~ Alyssa Pereira, DeVine Corporation

"Bridge allows me to broadcast in one click our press clips and share creative display ideas."
~ Virginie De Toustain, Philippe Deshoulieres

What Are Businesses Saying About Bridge's Social Network?

"Chalkboard helps keep customers and us apprised of promotions, news, and new items from our manufacturers. Also, it gives our regular customers new content to see each time they come to our site."
~ Chuck, Glassworks & Cheeks

"Bridge is an easy way to receive and share information about products directly from the source."
~ Cheri Stalls, Fisherman's Wife

"As a vendor, Bridge serves as a way for us to easily and efficiently share information with retailers, customers, and sales reps."
~ Alyssa Pereira, DeVine Corporation

"Bridge allows me to broadcast in one click our press clips and share creative display ideas."
~ Virginie De Toustain, Philippe Deshoulieres