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Beatriz Ball

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Save the Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Beatriz Ball and Bridge Are Hosting a Marketing Bootcamp

What:
Get free help from Beatriz Ball's marketing team and Bridge on growing your business. Bridge will help stores with online solutions and growing online sales.
We'll have drinks and snacks. Enjoy a glass of wine and cheese as you learn.

When:
Wednesday, January 9th
4 - 6 pm

Where:
Ivystone Showroom
Building 2 / 18th Floor / Suite 1801
AmericasMart

Who:
Jason Solarek will work with retailers on a one-on-one basis. Beatriz Ball's marketing team will also be available for Q & A.


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Event date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Event location: Ivystone Showroom at AmericasMart
Tags: Beatriz Ball
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Casafina

Casafina seminar
Join Us in Atlanta at Casafina

Casafina and Bridge invite you to grow your registry business.
In 2019, thousands of brides will register each day--they should be registering at your store. Let us help you get picked by them.

Event details:

When: Friday, January 11th at 5 pm

What: How to Increase Your Registry Sales

Where: Casafina and Costa Nova's new showroom.
Building 2 / 12th floor / #1208

Who: Jason Solarek will show you 7 ways to increase your gift registry business.

Seminar will be accompanied by drinks, wine from Portugal, and snacks.

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Event date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Event location: Casafina Showroom in Atlanta
Tags: seminar, atlanta, casafina
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FOR RETAILERS

New Seminar:
Prepare Your Website for the Holidays

Please pick one of the 6 sessions below:

Tues., Nov. 13 at 11 am EST
Weds., Nov. 14 at 9 am EST
Weds., Nov. 14 at 1 pm EST
Thurs., Nov. 15 at 10 am EST
Weds., Nov. 28 at 1 pm EST
Thurs., Nov. 29 at 10 am EST

Holiday Bootcamp

What you'll learn:
1. How to update your website for holidays.
2. How to update your home page design and pictures to be festive and show your holiday spirit.
3. How to update your store hours to show holiday hours.
4. How to run a sale on your site. This includes: how to put items on sale, how to offer coupons, and how to add a promotional banner.
5. How to promote a sale on your home page, via promotional banners, via slides, via news posts, and via social media.
6. How to process an order that was made with a coupon ...Read rest of Chalk

Event date: Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 29
Event location: Online Training
Tags: bridge seminar, holiday ordering, holiday training
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 amazon
 amazon
I have a confession: I think Amazon can teach us something.

While I lead a fight to stop Amazon, I believe we can learn something by watching its massive growth.

We first have to accept this fact. Ready for it?

Here it is: you're in the software business.

Retail is becoming a software business for a few reasons, including:

1. Convenience:
It’s easier to shop on your mobile vs. drive to the store. Proof: mobile sales are up 40% year over year. Indie stores have to close each night. Amazon is always open 24/7 in the customer's pocket.

2. Selection:
You can search tens of thousands and even millions of items online. A physical store is just too small compared to Amazon's 550 million products.

3. Smarter:
You can not only search millions of products online, but the software will likely help you ...Read rest of Chalk

Tags: amazon, beat amazon, bridge, rust belt, rochester
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Nov. 16

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
Let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them with this fabulous gift!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, $BTZ-7414, Gift, Tray, Giftables, Grateful
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Nov. 15

Royal Limoges

Royal Limoges Royal Limoges
Beautiful message a week prior to Thanksgiving

Tags: Royal Limoges, deshoulieres, Makassar, plate, arcades, grey, platinum, Recamier - Makassar
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Nov. 15

Beatriz Ball


Our Giftables collection is irresistibly priced and beautifully boxed - the perfect present!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Giftables, Gifts, The Perfect Gift, Hostess Gifts, Host Gifts, $BTZ-7226, $BTZ-7250
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Nov. 14

Carmel Ceramica

Carmel Ceramica snowkids
Meet the Snowkids! Tommy, Leilani, Mildred, Gramps, Sarge and Duke. Choose your favorite, they all arrive in a lovely red gift box.

Tags: snowkids, tommy, leilani, gramps, sarge, duke, mildred, Carmel Ceramica
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Nov. 14

Badash

Badash badash
Badash badash
In stock now! the Goldedge collection

Tags: badash , glass, gold accent, serve ware, platter, tray, Badash
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Nov. 14

Beatriz Ball

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Luxury melamine is ideal for holiday entertaining!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, Melamine, Luxury Melamine, Oprah's Favorite Things 2017, VIDA
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Nov. 14

Happy to see store owner—and Bridge member—Susan Stewart Hoechner named Bowling Green's 2018 Marketer of the Year by the PMA (Professional Marketing Association) last night! Congratulations, Susan! With Nolan Miles, Stacey Durbin Gish, Jennifer Oaks and Teresa Gibson Hardcastle

Tags: ShopSmall, ShopLocal, BarbaraStewartInteriors, CornerStudio, BGPMA, Retail, InteriorDesign, InteriorDesigner, Marketing, BGKY
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Nov. 13

Beatriz Ball


A time to be thankful

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, Tray, Tablescape, Thankful, $BTZ-2216, $BTZ-6301, Thanksgiving, Dinner Table, Vento
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Nov. 12

Beatriz Ball


Utterly simple and completely gorgeous.

Tags: SOHO, $BTZ-5923, Beatriz Ball, Platter, The Good Life
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Nov. 10

Zola opening a physical store on 5th Avenue and 21st St.

Tags: Zola
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Nov. 9

Beatriz Ball


Inspired, luxurious and joyful!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, SOHO, $BTZ-6200, Tray
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Nov. 8

Thanks to Jim Power the Mosaic Man for literally cementing Bridge into the history books. You can see Jim’s artwork (and Bridge’s mosaic) on St. Marks in the East Village.

And thanks to Matt for hamming it up with me. :)

Tags: Mosaic man, east village, support the arts
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Nov. 8

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Engraved
The Mid Century Leisel Ice Bucket is a perfect gift for every wine lover - but take this up a notch and explore our personalization options! Beatriz Ball offers custom engraving on most of our wood and metal products.

Tags: Engraved, Personalized, Custom, Gift, Beatriz Ball, $BTZ-7380, Ice Bucket, MID-CENTURY
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Nov. 7

Capdeco

Capdeco Capdeco
From the Insider at HOUSE BEAUTIFUL - Nov. issue
12 Thanksgiving upgrades

Tags: Capdeco, Byblos, beechwood, galaxie, wood, 5pps, $bia-byb70-5set, $bia-gal70-5set
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11/08/18 10:18 AM
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nice press coverage



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Nov. 7

Beatriz Ball


Memories are made at the table.

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good life, SOHO, $BTZ-6877
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11/07/18 12:07 PM
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nice pic



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Nov. 6
This year's Shop Small is Saturday, November 24. :)
Here is a link to some materials:

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/


Tags: shop small, shop family, support main street, indie stores
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Nov. 6

Beatriz Ball


Our cutting boards make the sweetest gift!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, the Good Life, Cutting Board, $BTZ-7027, WOOD
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Nov. 5
FOR RETAILERS:

Good news: we're allowing you to add an UNLIMITED number of items to your Bridge store.

Previously, Bridge had caps on how many items you could add manually. For example, in the past a plan may have let you add 5,000 items manually. Now, all plans allow you to add an unlimited number of items.

We've made some other updates to the pricing. The free plan now includes 10 Smart Brands (approximately 5,000 Smart Products).

We've also added a threshold to the number of staff account one can have with each plan. For example, the free plan includes one free staff account, the $24/month includes 4 staff accounts, etc.

The above plan and pricing makes more cost effective to add more items. :)

Tags: pricing, plans
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Nov. 5
 amazon
How much did you pay the feds in 2017? Amazon paid $0 in effective federal income taxes in 2017, shares Scott Galloway in his weekly business newscast.


https://www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/winners-and-losers/should-prof-g-tone-it-down

Tags: amazon, federal tax rate
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Nov. 5

Beatriz Ball


We are in love with this monogramming some of our retailers offer on our Algeria tray! Such a lovely personalized gift!!

Tags: Alegria, VIDA, Melamine, Monogram, Personalized, $BTZ-2424, Oprah's Favorite Things 2017, Beatriz Ball
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Nov. 5

Can a store offer lower prices than Amazon? Yup, and one such chain is Five Below which has 750 stores. The WSJ reported a basket of goods were 50% less at Five Below than on Amazon.

Tags: Five below, amazon
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Nov. 2

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
Celebrate Family Time

Tags: Beatriz Ball, $BTZ-6209, Vento, Ice Bucket, Dinner, Tableware, Champagne
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Nov. 1

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Top Sellers
Retailers love these products!

Tags: Top Sellers, Bridge, Faves, Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, Organic Pearl, Servers, $BTZ-6591, SOHO, Chip & Dip, $BTZ-6507, VIDA, Alegria, Cake Plate, Pedestal, $BTZ-2423
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Oct. 31

Carmel Ceramica

Carmel Ceramica starfish
Starfish bath accessories. 3 great marine inspired colors, ocean, cloud and sand. Check 'em out.

Tags: starfish, shell, vanity tray, tissue box, soap pump, Carmel Ceramica, Starfish Bathroom Accessories
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Oct. 31
 social network for businesses
NEW FEATURE
For Retailers

Do you wish you could more easily connect with other stores that sell a brand? For example, do you wish that you could ask another store what is selling from Juliska--and share strategies about selling more? Now you can...

Your store can now more easily connect with other sellers of a brand. Here's how:
1. Log in to your Bridge.
2. Browse to a brand.
3. In the horizontal bar above the slideshow, there is a new link that says "Retailers." Click this.
4. You'll be taken to a Connections page showing you all the retailers that report they sell this brand.

Your store can use this information to connect with these stores and help your store grows sales for this brand.

In the example shown a retailer that sells Juliska can easily view 275 stores that say they sell Juliska. ...Read rest of Chalk

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Oct. 30

Beatriz Ball



We love this Halloween themed drink!

Tags: Halloween, Cocktail, Mocktail, Acrylic, VIDA, Candy Corn, Party, Oprah's Favorite Things 2017, $BTZ-2424, $BTZ-2216, $BTZ-2217, $BTZ-2425, Beatriz Ball
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