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Sept. 19, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Simply perfect

Tags: Beatriz Ball, $BTZ-6516, GIFTABLES
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Sept. 18, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
SOHO is ideal for casual entertaining in style

Tags: Beatriz Ball, SOHO, Wine Lover, $BTZ-7209, $BTZ-7076, $BTZ-5992, $BTZ-6507
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Sept. 17, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
Irresistible style.

Why wait to serve your sides and desserts in high style? Makes a wonderful gift.

Made of a top quality, FDA safe, easy-care, oven and freezer friendly aluminum alloy.


Tags: Beatriz Ball, Pedestal, Linen, $BTZ-7155, $BTZ-2301
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Sept. 17, 2018

Why is retail becoming a software business? For a few reasons, including:
1. Convenience: It’s easier to shop on your mobile vs drive to the store.
2. Selection: you can search 10,000s of items online.
3. Smarter: you can not only search lots of products, but the software will likely do the ‘thinking’ for you. The major retailers’ software has artificial intelligence to show you the most popular items, the ones with the best reviews, etc. In essence, the software tells you what the best item for you is.

Now, ask yourself—based upon the above, how are indie stores gonna compete in this retail-software environment when:
1. Indie stores often have little or no selection online.
2. Indie stores often don’t have a mobile friendly website.
3. Indie stores often don’t have the artificial ...Read rest of Chalk

Tags: Amazon, wsj, reviews, indie store
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Comments:
09/18/18 08:19 AM
Jason Solarek picture
Jason at Bridge
In Crate & Barrel’s new catalog, it promotes its software as a selling feature. Retail is becoming software.

https://marketplace.bridgecatalog.com/chalkboardmobile.cfm?id=15081




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Sept. 16, 2018
 credit card
You can now more easily see how an item was paid for online.

When you look at your orders page, your software now shows you the credit card logo used. If the credit card logo is not displayed, this means the customer did not pay online. You will have to call the customer to take its credit card information over the telephone and key it in your terminal.

In the example shown, the September 11th Michael Aram purchase does not show a credit card logo. This means that the credit card was not taken online.

Tags: credit card, feature, orders
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Sept. 14, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
A wine coaster makes the perfect gift

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Giftables, Gifts, The Good Life, $BTZ-2216, $BTZ-7391
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Sept. 13, 2018

How does Crate & Barrel lure in brides? Here are six benefits that it promotes in its recent catalog:
1. Private label items.
2. 10% off items.
3. Free shipping on items over $99.
4. Events.
5. Two free wine glasses.
6. Nice software.

Tags: Crate and barrel, gift registry
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Sept. 12, 2018

Carmel Ceramica


Carmel Ceramica dog and treat jars with matching bowls. Colorful, unique and fun to have in the store! See the whole collection.

Tags: dog, treat jar, bowl, Carmel Ceramica, Dogs
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Sept. 12, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
Simplistic Beauty

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, $BTZ-6507, SOHO
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Sept. 12, 2018
 amazon
"Despite the Amazon hype, prices in Whole Foods’ 490 stores across the country — even after shoppers pony up cash for the Prime discount — come down by just $1.54 on a $400 basket of groceries, according to the report."

Read the full article:
https://nypost.com/2018/09/11/dont-believe-the-hype-about-amazon-savings-at-whole-foods/

Tags: amazon, wholefoods, scam
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Sept. 10, 2018

Beatriz Ball


Get a piece personalized today - it makes a perfect gift!

Tags: Custom Engraving, Engraving, Wine Bucket, Mid Century, Personalized, $BTZ-7380, Beatriz Ball, MID-CENTURY
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Sept. 9, 2018

Amazon is the Standard Oil monopoly of today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/technology/monopoly-antitrust-lina-khan-amazon.html

Tags: Amazon, monopoly
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Sept. 6, 2018

We've loaded UPCs to products for 20+ brands, including:
+ Badash
+ Casafina and Costa Nova
+ DeVine's brands (Anna Weatherly, Varga, JL Coquet, Jaune de Chrome, etc.)
+ Nambe
+ Q Squared
+ Rosenthal's brands (Rosenthal, Versace, Thomas, Ercuis, Raynaud, Arzberg, etc.)
+ WWRD's brands (Waterford, Wedgwood, etc.)
+ Vietri

We've also loaded EAN's for Joseph Joseph products.

When your products have UPCs and EANs, you can more easily find them on your website, use scanners, and boost your Google ranking.

To view a UPC or EAN, simply browse to an item from one of the above brands in your Bridge.

Tags: upc, ean, Badash, Casafina, costa Nova, Anna Weatherly, Varga, JL Coquet, Jaune de Chrome, Nambe, Rosenthal, Versace, Thomas, Ercuis, Raynaud, Waterford, Wedgwood, Vietri, Joseph Joseph
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Sept. 6, 2018
 Vista Alegre
 Vista Alegre
October Elle Decor highlights Bordallo Pinheiro.

Tags: Vista Alegre, Bordallo Pinheiro, Elle Decor
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Sept. 6, 2018

The more brides that link to your site, the higher you’ll rank in Google. Today’s Times reviews Google’s search engine algorithm and shares that pages linking back to your site (“back links”) are one of the most important factors.

Tags: Back links, google, pagerank
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Sept. 5, 2018

Royal Limoges

Royal Limoges Royal Limoges
We have our pencils sharpen for the back to school here in the North East

Tags: Royal Limoges, San Marco, mug, $bia-R470-rec20776, Recamier - San Marco
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Sept. 5, 2018

Carmel Ceramica

Carmel Ceramica foresta
Foresta dinnerware and serveware pattern celebrates the joy we receive from trees and forests everywhere. The raised pinecone and needles design makes this easily mixed and matched with our Oliveira and Cozina patterns.

Simple but elegant dinnerware and serveware that can be used every day or on special occasions. Created in our Carmel studios and manufactured in Portugal.

Made from ceramic stoneware that is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.

Tags: foresta, pinecone, stoneware, Carmel Ceramica
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Sept. 5, 2018

Beatriz Ball


Are you ready for some football!?

Tags: Beatriz Ball, SOHO, Platter, $BTZ-7200
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Sept. 4, 2018
 RH
 RH
I am so convinced the NY Times is schizophrenic. On Saturday a special 8-page editorial section highlights the plague of empty storefronts in New York City. On Sunday, a paid insert states: The Death of Retail is Overrated. This is for the new outpost of RH, formerly Restoration Hardware now re-branded. So I guess to get people to buy furniture you need a rooftop park and restaurant, a barista bar & wine terrace, art gallery and atelier on 6 floors. Okay, whatever it takes I suppose.

Tags: RH, Retail is overrated, NY Times
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Sept. 4, 2018
 New York Times
So now that "Amazon" has shown us the way, does this mean independent retailers have to do deliveries too? Maybe we need to open coffee bars in our stores. :-(

Read this story from the New York Times:

Hard Lessons (Thanks, Amazon) Breathe New Life Into Retail Stores

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/business/retail-walmart-amazon-economy.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Tags: New York Times, Is Retail Dead?, Amazon
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Sept. 3, 2018
 americasmart
Start 2019 on the right foot: join us in Atlanta.

Event date: Tuesday, January 8 - Tuesday, January 15
Event location: AmericasMart
Tags: americasmart, atlanta
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Sept. 3, 2018
 dallas market center
We'll be in Dallas in January. See you there ;)

Tags: dallas market center
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Sept. 2, 2018

Lionel Richie, who two years ago launched a tableware line, is now creating bedding and home lines for J.C. Pennny. Nine out of 10 people over 55 recognize is name and like him—which bodes well for sales.

Tags: Lionel Richie, j.c. Penny
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Aug. 30, 2018

For Retailers

Get your free Wedding Registry table tents. Just place your name in the comment field below or email us. We’ll mail you two tents.

Tags: Wedding registry, table tent
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Aug. 29, 2018

Carmel Ceramica


The Point Lobos collection brings stylish appeal to the everyday. Made from durable stoneware that is microwave and dishwasher safe. The reactive glaze makes each piece unique.

Tags: point lobos, tray, platter, bowl, Carmel Ceramica
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Aug. 29, 2018

Beatriz Ball


Acrylic stemware, perfect for outdoor gatherings

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, Labor Day Weekend, $BTZ-2216, Acrylic, VIDA
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Aug. 28, 2018

Malls and big-box stores (like this Sears) are being transformed into airy offices reports today’s Times.
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Aug. 28, 2018

Beatriz Ball


Beatriz Ball: There for life's special moments

Tags: Beatriz Ball, The Good Life, $BTZ-6507, Dip, SOHO
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Aug. 27, 2018

FOR RETAILERS:

New feature: you can now easily see what percent of your online orders are registry related.

To view this new feature, you'll:
1. Login to your Bridge.
2. Roll over "Management" at the top and from the drop down click on "Reporting Overview."
3. On the Reporting Overview page, look for this area: "Online: Registry vs Non-Registry (Online and mobile orders only)."

Most indies stores will get the majority of their online orders from registry sales. The reason for this is that non-registry orders are dominated by Amazon as well the brands selling direct to consumer. This results in indie stores getting primarily registry related orders.

Note: this new area only uses online orders in its calculation. It does not include in-store digital copies in the figures.
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Aug. 27, 2018

Beatriz Ball

Beatriz Ball Beatriz Ball
Start Monday off right!

Tags: Beatriz Ball, Breakfast, The Good Life, Luxury Melamine, $BTZ-6516, $BTZ-2430, $BTZ-2432, $BTZ-2431, VIDA
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