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 referral program


$40 Referral Program:

Do you know a shop owner that needs help competing against Amazon?

Good news: Bridge will pay you to help.

Bridge will give you $40 for referring a new retailer who signs up for a free Bridge account in the month of June.

How can you get your $40?
Simple:
1. Email us the name of the store. Please include a contact name.
2. That's it. We'll take it from there.

The only requirement is the store sign up for a free Bridge plan and sync for free with two of its suppliers via the Smart Brand program. For example, the store signs up and syncs with Juliska and Vietri. The store pays Bridge $0. We pay you $40.

The store can choose up to 110 Smart Brands with which to sync. It just needs to sync with 2 for free.

After the store syncs with 2 Smart Brands, we'll let you know and we'll ...Read rest of Chalk

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Today
 NY Times

Have your registry sales slowed down? It might have nothing to do with your beautiful store, product selection or even competition from online retailers. This article from the NY Times might explain why.

Put a Ring on It? Millennial Couples Are in No Hurry
Young adults not only marry and have children later than previous generations, they take more time to get to know each other before tying the knot.

Read the full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/well/mind/millennials-love-marriage-sex-relationships-dating.htmlRead rest of Chalk

Tags: NY Times, Wedding Registry, millennials
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Yesterday
 Michael Aram
 Michael Aram

We wanted to share these beautiful tiles, YES, tiles, from Michael Aram.

Winner of Interior Design's 2017 Best of Year Award, Orchid Dimensional radiates with the graceful charm of delicate orchid flowers. Realistic crystalline white Thassos flowers dance across a smooth background of polished white or honed black marble. The pattern is drawn from homeware and jewelry designer Michael Aram's Orchid Collection and is crafted through a variety of techniques to achieve a product that's groundbreaking and incredibly beautiful. Orchid is stocked in black and white in its original carved dimensional style, and in a flat design that allows for a wider range of applications.Read rest of Chalk

Tags: Michael Aram, orchid collection, tiles, interior design
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Yesterday

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Harrod's Magazine


So excited to be featured in Harrod's Magazine! We agree, our Oyster bowl is simply brilliant!

Tags: Harrod's Magazine, Oyster, Bowl, $BTZ-6593, Beatriz Ball, Ocean
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Yesterday

Walmart and Microsoft team up to stop Amazon reports today’s WSJ.

Tags: Wsj, Amazon, Walmart
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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.

Tags: Advertising, wsj
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July 16

Beatriz Ball


We love our acrylic stemware - you will too!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, VIDA, Acrylic Stemware, $BTZ-2216, $BTZ-2217
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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.

Tags: Amazon, fake reviews
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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. This show may be drunk with itself. The industry needs better leadership and it needs to be acting more quickly to fight Amazon.

We don’t need more trend speakers. We don’t need people suggesting more unique in-store experiences. NY NOW should cancel all speakers and give the entire stage to Scott Galloway. ...Read rest of Chalk

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July 14

MacKenzie-Childs


Good to see MacKenzie-Childs Mark Bergadon at the show.

Tags: Mark bergadon, Americasmart, MacKenzie-Childs
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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.

Tags: Tim DeVine, andy Morgan, Marisa ledonnne, Rosse
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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.

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July 12

Hangin’ with Kay—owner of the gift shop Oh Kay’s in McAllen, TX—in the Mackenzie-Childs showroom in Atlanta

Tags: Kay, atlanta, Jason Solarek
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July 12

See you tonight at Vagabond House at 5 pm: “Your Store vs Amazon ~ 7 Solutions to Win Online”

Tags: Amazon, indie store
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July 11

Intrada Italy

Intrada Italy atlanta
Don't miss our early bird specials!

Tags: atlanta, Intrada Italy, $INT-CUC8873, $INT-CUC8860, ceramics, pottery, handmade, made_in_italy
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July 10

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Poolside
Luxury melamine - perfect for outdoor entertaining!

Tags: Poolside, Melamine, Luxury Melamine, VIDA, Havana, $BTZ-2417, Beatriz Ball
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July 9
 upc
Wish to find your items more easily? More easily build gift registries? We have a new feature that helps: use the 'missing UPC' feature on your Bridge.

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.

Tags: upc, bridal registry
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July 9

Vista Alegre



Nice to see Vista Alegre featured in this past weekend’s Wall St Journal.

Tags: Portugal, wsj, Vista Alegre
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July 9

Beatriz Ball


We also do custom engraving! Find out how to personalize the perfect gift today!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Personalization, Custom engraving, $BTZ-6200, SOHO, Tray
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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.

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July 3

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
We love this patriotic display at Chantilly Too! So excited to celebrate Independence Day!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Chantilly Too, Luxury Melamine, VIDA, Happy Fourth Of July, Independence Day
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July 3

Carmel Ceramica

Carmel Ceramica atlanta
Come see the new Carmel Ceramica patterns in Atlanta. 2nd floor building 2, booth 419 on the main aisle

Tags: atlanta, dappled, truffle, Carmel Ceramica
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July 1
 atlanta
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 retailers, brands, and sales reps.

Event date: Friday, July 13
Event location: AmericasMart
Tags: atlanta, chris rosse, tim kutz, michael brezicky
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July 1
 atlanta
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 Floor • 818 • Building 2 West
More info:
https://marketplace.bridgecatalog.com/chalkboard.cfm?id=14538

More info about the AmericasMart show:
https://www.americasmart.com/markets/gift-home-shows

PS - We're taking appointments for the show.
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Event date: Wednesday, July 11 - Saturday, July 14
Event location: AmericasMart
Tags: atlanta, americasmart
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June 30

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

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June 30
 t-shirt
"Small Shop ~ Big Site" Bridge t-shirt

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June 28

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
You can even customize our cutting boards with a personalized engraving!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, WOOD, $BTZ-7025
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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” :)

Tags: Amazon, shipping, ups, FedEx
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June 26

Beatriz Ball


Luxury melamine - perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Summer, SOHO, bowl, $BTZ-6402, Luxury Melamine, VIDA, Havana
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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.

Tags: Amex, nyt, Supreme Court
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