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 google training
FOR RETAILERS

Did you know that 26% of shoppers start at Google?

Let's help your store be found.

You're invited to our new Google webinar for indie retailers:
+ Learn how to boost your Google ranking.
+ Learn how to use keywords effectively.
+ and more!

Choose your webinar time:
+ Tuesday, April 24 at 11 am EST
+ Wednesday, April 25 at 10 am EST
+ Thursday, April 26 at 12 pm EST


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 bridgewebinarvideo

FOR RETAILERS

Watch the New Bridge 101 Webinar

Learn:
+ How to set up your Bridge Store.
+ Complete the settings on the Your Account page.
+ Add your staff.
+ Add your brands.
+ Add your products.
+ The fundamentals to beat Amazon and increase your Google ranking.

Please contact Bridge for the access link to watch.

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Vietri

Vietri Vietri
FOR VIETRI SALES REPS

You’re Invited: Special Webinar for Sales Reps

More than 100+ indie stores are synced with Vietri on Bridge. Why? Join us and find out.
Vietri and Bridge will be hosting two informational webinars.

Please pick your time:
Monday, May 7th at 1 pm EST
or
Tuesday, May 8th at 10 am EST

Please RSVP and we'll send you an access link.

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Customers are flocking online--but many stores don’t have websites that are ready for these customers. We have a solution for these stores. Bridge is a free e-commerce platform that your stores can use.

Vietri already has 100+ stores using Bridge, including:

B.C. Clark in OK
Babcock Gifts in TN
Bailey's Fine Jewelry in NC
Breed & Co. in TX
Cathy Hulgan Gifts & Interiors in TN
Cole and Company in TX
Eleanor Pitts in SC
Evans Jewelers in NC
Friend & ...Read rest of Chalk

Tags: Vietri, sales rep, training, webinar
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FOR BRANDS

Bridge will give you 10% towards your ad.

Examples:
If you pay $1,000 for an ad, we’ll give you $100 towards the ad.

If you pay $2,000 for an ad, we’ll give you $200 towards the ad.

Below is an example of a Waterford print ad with the Bridge logo.


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Please note: Bridge must approve this co-op advertising spend. Terms and conditions apply.Read rest of Chalk

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Juliska is joining Bridge. Details to come soon.
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Today


Bernardaud, the historical choice of fine dining restaurants, gets a mention in today’s Times. The new Noma is (like many other restaurants such as Eleven Madison) are moving towards humble tableware like pottery.

Tags: Bernardaud, pottery, noma, Eleven madison
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Yesterday

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Entertaining
Entertaining Essentials! Our luxury melamine looks like pricey pottery and is perfect for outdoor entertaining!

Tags: Entertaining, Beatriz Ball, Melamine, Luxury Melamine, Havana, Vida $BTZ-2417, $BTZ-2406, VIDA
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April 23
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FOR RETAILERS:

Please find our updated pricing for the Bridge service here. We have updated the pricing so that your business can connect with more Smart Brands for less money. ;)

If you'd like pricing for service that is outside of this chart, please ask Bridge for an expanded pricing table.

Please note: pricing and plans may change. Please check with Bridge to confirm the latest plans.

Plans and pricing shown do not include extra services such as domain masking.

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April 23

Amazon is America’s second largest private employer. Source: NYT and Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to shareholders.

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April 23


What happens if you store receives an order from a manufacturer and needs to send it back? Just ask Carol Schroeder. Her book Specialty Shop Retailing has a suggested form to handle these mess ups. You can even download the form on her website.

Tags: New arrivals problem, returns
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April 23

Amazon is shaping up to be the new Walmart—paying its employees the bare minimum—and on top of that kill 10x more jobs than Walmart. Today’s WSJ shares that Amazon employees on average get just a bit more than Home Depot employees. While cities touted competing for the new Amazon HQ as a way to get 1,000s of high-paying jobs, the facts are Amazon is a cheapstake employer that gives most profits back to its Wall St. investors.

Tags: Amazon, wsj, pay, median employee compensation, low salary
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April 22
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FOR BRANDS

How can you get more retailers to join you on Bridge? See what Intrada (a maker of fine Italian giftware) did. It added the Bridge logo on its website next to its Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram logos. This lets stores know that Intrada is easy to sell and market.

Check out the Intrada site--and their beautiful items: https://www.intradaitaly.com/

ps - Thanks to Zaven at Intrada :)

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April 22

Happy to see that the Smart Brand Moser has a store in Prague.

Tags: Prague, store, moser
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April 22


Happy to see that Brooks Brothers is supporting the ‘Made in America’ initiatives. At the bottom of your Bridge account, you’ll notice the American flag and “Made in America.”

Tags: Made in America, brooks brothers, nyt
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April 20

Royal Limoges

Royal Limoges Royal limoges
Inspiration from our Designer Day at 41 Madison - layering platinum designs and color

Tags: Royal limoges, olivier, platinum, blue, fleur't, plates, Nymphea - Olivier blue, $bia-b320-rec20826, $bia-b265-nym20460, $bia-b220-nym20790, $bia-b160-nym20460
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April 20

Deshoulieres

Deshoulieres deshoulieres
La vie en nuance de vert

Tags: deshoulieres, arcades, green, royal limoges, jardin francais, plate, $bia-ap-mz6722, $bia-b220-rec20819, $bia-app-ri6722, Arcades green
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April 18

Waterford

Waterford bar
The mint and soda in this classic Cuban Mojito makes for a refreshing cocktail, perfect for relaxing with friends.

Tags: bar, drinkware, Waterford, $WWR-40029527
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April 17

Waterford

Waterford tumbler
A twist on an iced tea with gin and spices from the cocktail spin. Best served in a Waterford Lismore tumbler.

Tags: tumbler, drinkware, bar, Waterford, $WWR-6003182300
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April 15

Waterford

Waterford drinkware
Everyone loves a cheese and wine party

Tags: drinkware, dining, entertaining, Waterford, $WWR-40029526, $WWR-40029527, $WWR-40029525
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April 13

Waterford

Waterford martini glass
Beautiful Booze using the eye catching mixology collection to create martinis.

Tags: martini glass, bar, drinkware, Waterford, $WWR-159461
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April 12

Waterford

Waterford decor
Beautifully cut crystal has been given a modern touch with the Lismore Short Stories Reflection Collection.

Tags: decor, vase, crystal, Waterford, $WWR-40027192, $WWR-40027190, $WWR-40027128
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April 9

Herend


Is there a ‘Mr. Herend’? Turns out there is! At 41 Madison outside the Herend showroom, you can see the Herend owner Mr. Fischer circa the 1870s and a picture of workers in the 1920s.

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April 9
In the book The Four, the author Scott Galloway praises companies that reduce the 'friction' of completing an action. For example, Uber makes ordering a taxi easier. In the case of Amazon (which I often rail against), he noted it makes online shopping easier.

Which leads to the questions: what is Bridge making easier? What 'friction' is it removing for users?

Bridge reduces the pain points for a retail business in these areas:
+ Adding products to its website.
+ Adding news to its website.
+ Updating prices on its website.
+ Adding brands to its site.
+ Updating its website features (e.g. offering a review feature).
+ Offering a secure online shopping experience.
+ Offering customer support (e.g. live chat).
+ Accepting payments online.

Bridge makes the above elements much easier. Read rest of Chalk

Tags: friction, scott galloway, the four, pain points
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April 7

Waterford

Waterford whiskey
Discover the stories behind each collection of our unique whiskey glasses.
OLANN COLLECTION
Ireland has a huge fashion and textile industry, dating back as far as 750 BC when they first spun their own wool. For centuries, the beautiful intertwined knitwear patterns have featured in Irish culture - which have become known worldwide. Inspired by famous Aran Islands knitwear patterns and clan heritage - Olann (meaning wool) glassware has been designed to capture whisky's complex flavours and aromatics to deliver an experience like never before.
Olann gets its namesake from the set of Islands off the West Coast of Ireland known as The Aran Islands - where the Atlantic Sea is relentless, the Islanders were fisherman and farmers. ...Read rest of Chalk

Tags: whiskey, glasses, bar, DOB, Waterford, Short Stories Olann, $WWR-40032184
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April 7

We try to keep our country honest by requiring transparency on some things. For example, you can not annonymously buy political ads and run them on TV. Which raises the question: Why did Facebook allow this to occur on its network of millions of users?

Bridge has always required users to verify their identity and name—and even require a business email (instead of gmail or hotmail) email. Does this reduce our membership numbers? Sure. But it also increases the percentage of users that are real. Facebook should take a page from Bridge and get real.

Tags: Facebook, bridge, ads, politics
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April 5

Carmel Ceramica

Carmel Ceramica oliveira
Our Oliveira stainless steel serving trays make an ordinary evening into something special. From the grand Oval Centerpiece, Large Rectangle and Large Oval choose the one that best fits your decor.

Tags: oliveira, stainless steel, trays, oval, rectangle, Carmel Ceramica
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April 5

Why is there a secrecy clause to hide the USPS deal with amazon? Strange. I’d like to see the deal tax payers are giving billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Tags: Amazon, USPS
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April 5

Deshoulieres

Deshoulieres Deshoulieres
Peacock, platinum and porcelain for a stunning setting

Tags: Deshoulieres, capdeco, dhara, peacock, grey, conty, Dhara Peacock, $bia-aprc-mz3189, $bia-ap-ha3189, $bia-033893, $bia-con38-5set
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April 5

Royal Limoges

Royal Limoges Royal Limoges
Layering our Royal Limoges grey designs for a very chic setting with best seller Conty grey

Tags: Royal Limoges, capdeco, grey, makassar, mak, platinum, plate, 5pps, Recamier - Makassar, $bia-b300-rec20828, $bia-b275-rec20576, $bia-b220-rec20828, $bia-b160-rec20576, $bia-con38-5set
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April 5

Wedgwood

Wedgwood dining
Our expert tea curator, Bernadine Tay, has been working her creative magic on culinary explorations with tea.

Tags: dining, entertaining, Wedgwood, $WWR-40023845, $WWR-40023848
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