Bridge Giving Small Stores Big Websites
Are you a business? Join Bridge. Bridge helps us share news, products, and files more quickly.
Bridge is FREE for retailers, sales representatives, and brands.
Join Bridge

About Bridge

About Bridge

Bridge connects 1,000s of businesses in the retail industry with 1,000s of products.

Our News, Events, & What Inspires Us
from our Chalkboard
New York, New York

« Back to News & Events home page



Dec. 30, 2016
 hfn
Thanks to HFN and Allison Zisko for this nice capstone to 2016 today. ;)

Read the full about Bridge's registry sales record here on HFN's site or below
....................


Independent Retailers Boost Tabletop Registry Sales with Bridge

Sales far exceed last year's totals

December 30, 2016, Allison Zisko / HFN Magazine


NEW YORK — Bridge, a tabletop e-commerce platform, said its network of independent retailers this week crossed a new threshold for online registry sales to $2.1 million.

Bridge offers retailers, typically smaller independents, a full online catalog of select tabletop brands that are constantly updated and maintained by individual vendors.

"For all of 2015, we helped our retailers sell just over $1 million via online registries. This year, we've helped retailers beat that number by 99 percent," Bridge founder Jason Solarek told HFN.

"This $2 million in registry sales is $2 million that helped Main Street, mom and pop indy stores across America and Canada. It's also important revenue that keeps the unique, non-private label suppliers in business."

Three factors boosting online registry sales are time savings, geography and selection, Solarek said. Online registries are a time-saving convenience, he said, and many brides register before coming into the physical store. Online registries can also be accessed from anywhere and offer "endless, digital shelf space," he added. To meet these trends, Bridge made its mobile website quicker, made it easier to share registries with friends and family, and built a new review program that lets brides and customers review their registry experiences. It also increased the number of products that stores can sync by adding 3,000 items from 10 new brand partners including Michael Aram, Nambé, and Olivia Riegel thereby bringing the total product sharing database to 56,000 items.


Tags: hfn, allison zisko, gift registry software, bridge, smart brands, michael aram, olivia riegel, jason solarek, hfnonbridge
View
Share

1 person likes this

This chalk was auto-posted to your News page by the brand. This helps inform your customers and boost your Google ranking.


If you wish, your can either edit or delete this auto-posted chalk.


Also, you can turn off the auto-post feature on a per brand basis on the Brand Management page.