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May 10, 2018


Walmart is becoming more of a tech company—like Amazon. What is your business’s strategy? In general, the future of retail belongs to tech. Main Street business that don’t have good tech are gonna struggle and likely fail.

Full article:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/09/business/dealbook/walmart-acquisitions-flipkart.html

Tags: Walmart, Amazon, flipkart, nyt
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May 9, 2018


FOR RETAILERS

Do you want more brides to register at your store? Do you want your registries to produce more sales? We have the answer. Bridge is increasing the default amounts that your store gives out.

Old incentives:
Start a new registry at your store: $10
Registrant (bride) complete 5-Step incentive program: $50

New incentives:
Start a new registry at your store: $20
Registrant (bride) complete 5-Step incentive program: $60

Please note:

1. The gift cards that are given out above must be redeemed by the registrant in-store. This requirement helps drive traffic into your store.

2. The above updates only affect those stores using the default amounts. If you have previously changed your incentives amounts to not be the default, our changes to the amounts will not affect your account. If you wish ...Read rest of Chalk

Tags: gift registry incentive program
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May 9, 2018

Beatriz Ball


Bring the beauty of nature indoors with our Ceramic Oyster Bowl

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Ceramic, Oyster, Bowl, $BTZ-2114, Retailer Favorite, Ocean
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May 9, 2018
 pricing
FOR RETAILERS:

Please find our updated pricing for the Bridge service here. This updated pricing will take effect July 1st, 2018.

In some areas, Bridge is giving your business notably more. For example, in April of 2017 Bridge offered your business 10 Smart Brands for $59. In May of 2018, Bridge is providing your business with the product data from 40 Smart Brands for $49. In sum, you can receive 400 percent more product data yet pay 17% less.

If you are unsure how this affects what you'll pay each month, please contact Bridge.
If you would like to see how many Smart Brands your business currently syncs with and registries it uses, please follow the steps on this page:

https://support.bridgecatalog.com/kb/a238/find-out-what-your-bridge-plan-is-how-many-smart-brands-you-can-sync-with.aspx

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May 8, 2018

Deshoulieres

Deshoulieres Royal Limoges
A study in grey for Tabletop Tuesday

Tags: Royal Limoges, deshoulieres, capdeco, arcades, grey, white, platinum, conty, Arcades grey & platinum, $bia-con00-5set, $bia-030197, $bia-b220-rec20576, $bia-030199, $bia-030540, $bia-030541
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05/09/18 09:53 AM
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May 8, 2018

Beatriz Ball

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Kelly Wenzel, Beatriz Ball National Sales Director is having a great time in Las Vegas attending the annual conference of Gift Sales Managers! On the agenda: Tons of amazing content!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Gift Sales Managers Conference, World Market Center, Las Vegas
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May 8, 2018

Continuing to enjoy Carol Schroeder’s book. Here she shares some additional services a store can offer.

Tags: Service, small store, $OTI-9781595985767
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May 8, 2018

Royal Limoges

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Enjoying the outdoors with a Pause cafe on the patio

Tags: royal limoges, olivier, green, coffee, cup, sugar, Nymphea - Olivier Green, $bia-R200-nym12010, $bia-T100-nym12010, $bia-q006-nym12010
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May 8, 2018

Deshoulieres

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Under the Toscan sun...

Tags: Deshoulieres, Toscane, plates, arcades, green, $bia-apr-mz6721, $bia-ap-mz6768, $bia-ad-mz6768, $bia-app-ri6722
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May 8, 2018

Beatriz Ball

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Live The Good Life

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Glassware, GLASS, $BTZ-2209, The Good Life
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May 8, 2018
 NY Times

Family Dishes

How many sets of china do you own? What are the memories they bring back? The author sounds like some of us.

New York Times, May 4, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/well/family/family-dishes.html

Tags: NY Times, Limoges
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05/08/18 09:47 AM
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We're gonna have some custom Herend "Diane Seidle" coffee mugs made ;)



05/08/18 02:56 PM
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May 7, 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration says that a business making $7 million is small. Hmm. As it tries to creatw the impression that it’s not a small business killer, Amazon used that classification when reporting one million “small” businesses use its marketplace.

Tags: Small business, Amazon, wsj
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May 7, 2018

Royal Copenhagen


How to celebrate Mother’s Day? How about breakfast in bed—with Bridge partner Royal Copenhagen’s famous Blue Fluted Mega collection. Gien also gets a mention.

Tags: Blue fluted, Royal Copenhagen, $RCP-1017373
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May 7, 2018

Mottahedeh



The Rockefeller’s art collection includes Tobacco Leaf dinnerware—which is still produced today by Mottahedeh.

Tags: Tobacco leaf, Rockefeller, wsj magazine, Mottahedeh
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May 7, 2018
 NY Times
Disrupting the Dishes: Registering for perfectly matched sets of china is so last century, says the Sunday NY Times, May 6, 2018.

We know this is not true. Elegance and sophistication will never go out of style. After you read the article, read the 81 and counting comments in response to this article.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/05/style/disrupting-the-dishes.html#commentsContainer

Tags: NY Times, Canvas Home, Year & Day
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May 7, 2018
 Chris Rosse

You’re Invited:
10 Year Anniversary of Bridge
Happy Hour
Friday, July 13 ~ 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST
Rosse Showroom
Building 2 West / Suite 818 / AmericasMart

You're invited to celebrate with us the 10 year anniversary of Bridge.
In 2008, Bridge started its Smart Brand program that enables brands to instantly share their products with retailers. Initially, eight brands used Bridge to share a few thousand items with two retailers. Today, 120 brands use Bridge to shares 60,000 products with 300 retailers. In 2018, we'll help members sell $21 million.

We'd like to thank to DeVine Corporation and Chris Rosse. Due to DeVine and Chris, Bridge was able to start its initial sharing platform. Chris Rosse represented in the South East the original eight brands that were shared via Bridge. These eight brands...Read rest of Chalk

Event date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Event location: AmericasMart
Tags: Chris Rosse, Michael Brezicky, Kitchen 2 Table
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May 6, 2018


Indie toy stores are getting a bit of relief with the closing of Toys R Us reports the Boston Globe.

Tags: Boston globe
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May 6, 2018

Mariposa



Happy to see Mariposa at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester

Tags: Gloucester, gift shop, Mariposa
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May 4, 2018



HFN highlights some new tableware and giftware items—many of which are from Bridge Smart Brand partners.

Featured:
Deshoulieres
Herend
iittala
Mikasa
Royal Limoges
Vista Alegre
Wallace
Wilton Armetale

Tags: HFN, $HRD-A-BGN-01515-0-00, $HRD-A-BGN-01524-0-00, $HRD-A-BGN-00734-2-00, $BIA-035027, $BIA-035473, $BIA-035022, $RCP-1015655, $RCP-1008515
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May 3, 2018
 bridal season training
FOR RETAILERS

New Webinar:
Bridal Season Bootcamp

Choose your webinar time:
+ Tuesday, May 8 at 4:30 pm EST
+ Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 am EST
+ Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 am EST
+ Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 pm EST

About:
Get yourself and your website ready for brides and bridal customers.

You'll learn to:
+ Quickly update registry orders.
+ Avoid common mistakes.
+ Spend less time at your computer.
+ Make customers and brides happier.
+ Increase repeat business.

Presenter:
Jason Solarek

Requisite:
This webinar is for retailers that have completed/watched the Gift Registry 101 training.Read rest of Chalk

Event date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
Tags: bridal season training
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May 2, 2018

Want to see the future? Read this book. I’ve read this book and carried with it with me at the shows in Atlanta and Dallas. The book shares show big tech and particular Amazon will change your business. Be prepared. I bought my copies on Barnes & Noble. I’d be happy to discuss the book with you.

Tags: The four, Scott Galloway, Amazon
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May 1, 2018

Beatriz Ball


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We are LOVING these monograms on our luxury melamine!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Luxury Melamine, Monogram, VIDA, Alegria, Havana
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May 1, 2018


Some good news: amazon is not taking over Europe. :)

Tags: Amazon, e-commerce
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April 30, 2018

Beatriz Ball

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Are you ready for Derby Day!?

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Derby, Kentucky Derby, $BTZ-6804, $BTZ-6746, Western
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April 27, 2018
 price changes
FOR RETAILERS

How much does it cost you to add an item to your website? Most likely a few dollars per item.

In addition to the cost of adding new items, there is the cost of mispricing items. How much does it cost a store if an item's price isn't updated and a customer buys it at the wrong price? Let's imagine a clerk forgets to add a "0." A store could lose a few dollars or a few hundred dollars due to a typo.

Let's imagine a clerk has 99% accuracy in entering and keeping items up to date. If it adds 1,000 items, 10 items will be wrong. Most sites have 10,000s of items. That translates into 100s of items with incorrect prices.

Would you pay $.01 as 'insurance' to prevent pricing errors--and have all the newest items on your site?

Bridge charges its members just $.01 per item per month to...Read rest of Chalk

Tags: price changes, add new items to site, efficiency
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April 27, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball $BTZ-2201
Live the Good Life this weekend!

Tags: $BTZ-2201, $BTZ-5927, $BTZ-2445, $BTZ-2443, Backyard BBQ, Beatriz Ball, Luxury Melamine, Melamine, Oprah's Favorite Things, Aluminum
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April 26, 2018
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FOR RETAILERS:

Watch the Webinar: Rank on Page 1 of Google

Learn:
+ How to track your website visitors.
+ The 3 key factors that make up your Google ranking.
+ How to rank higher and sell more.

Audience: for retailers

In order to watch the webinar, please put your email in the comment box below. We'll email you the link.

Tags: google, page 1, seo, webinar, video, bridgewebinarvideo
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April 26, 2018

Beatriz Ball

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We offer custom personalization for our wood and metal pieces.

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Frame, Personalized, Engraving, Custom, Handmade, Made to order, $BTZ-6930
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April 26, 2018

Facebook added more users last quarter.

Tags: Facebook
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April 26, 2018

FOR RETAILERS

Have you asked your landlord for a break on rent yet? Retail rents are going down—by 20% in parts of NYC.

Tags: Retail term, landlord, wsj
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