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February 9, 2020
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Bridge Store Celebrates Its 10th Birthday
February 9
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February 9, 2020
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Bridge Store Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Ten years ago, we created a key part of the software that helps our retailers, brands, and reps.

Prior to Bridge Store, we had to make unique sites for these businesses and this was slow and expensive. Then we created Bridge Store, a template-based website with a shared code base.  This enabled us to much more quickly and cost efficiently setup online accounts and stores.

The success of Bridge Store is evident in user  growth: a decade ago we had just a ...Read more of post

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January 14, 2020
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January 14
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January 14, 2020
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Scott Galloway, business professor, author, and thought leader, shared his 2020 predictions at NYU—thanks, Scott!

And thanks to Meliza Weir for sharing her 2020 predictions, too :)

I'm a big fan of Scott's book The Four:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-four-scott-galloway/1126835054
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Walmart Is Losing Money Even with Sales Up 35%
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Walmart Is Losing Money Even with Sales Up 35%

Walmart’s e-commerce sales rose 35% in the fourth quarter, shares this weekend’s WSJ.  

For the year, Walmart was up 37% shares Digital Commerce 360.  (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.digitalcommerce360.com/2020/02/18/walmarts-online-sales-grow-37-in-2019-and-increase-35-for-the-fourth-quarter/amp/ ) 

Notably, Walmart’s e-commerce is losing money. It’s not profitable. 

I have some indie stores tell me that they&...Read more of post

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February 20, 2020
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February 20, 2020
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Amazon will be offering luxury brands mini-sites on which they can sell items, set their prices, and design the website’s aesthetics, shares today’s WSJ.  This service will only be available to luxury brands. If this sounds...simply reasonable(!) then it shows how far Amazon has polluted retail. When the web started 25 years ago, it was about setting your own path, setting your prices, and dare I say adding your own design flourish. Thank you, Amazon, ...Read more of post

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February 18, 2020
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February 18, 2020
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Cozina has been one of our best sellers this year.  Our custom white, softly sponged glaze gives Cozina a casual but elegant look.  Easily mixed and matched with other patterns.  Bakers, serving pieces and dinnerware make Cozina an all-around collection. Durable stoneware that is dishwasher and microwave safe.  Made in Portugal.
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February 18, 2020
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Sales Rep Training
Tuesday, March 3 - Wednesday, March 4
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February 18, 2020
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Sales Rep Training
Tuesday, March 3 - Wednesday, March 4

Bridge can help sales reps grow their business 13%.  We'll show you how: we're hosting a free webinar for sales reps.

Sales reps will learn:
  • How to view shared products, wholesale pricing, files, and news on a Bridge account.
  • How to connect with retailers on Bridge.
  • How to help a retailer increases it sales using Bridge.

Why attend? 
E-commerce is the fastest growing part of retail--but most sales reps and their ...Read more of post

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February 17, 2020
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Software Training: Gift Registry 101
Tomorrow - Thursday, February 27
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February 17, 2020
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Software Training: Gift Registry 101
Tomorrow - Thursday, February 27

Get Your Share of the $30 Billion Gift Registry Market

You're invited to a free webinar covering Bridge's gift registry software.  

You'll learn:
  1. How to customize your gift registry home page.
  2. How to create a gift registry on Bridge. 
  3.  What each of the settings and features does when creating a gift registry.
  4. How to get more brides to register. We'll cover registry sign up incentives. 

Why attend? 
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February 17, 2020
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Happy Presidents Day: George Washington VS Amazon
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February 17, 2020
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Happy Presidents Day: George Washington VS Amazon

Shopify's Chief Operating Office said on CNBC last week:

“While other companies are trying to build empires, we are arming the rebels...”

That's a clever quote that could be applied to our retailer base. Bridge is helping hundreds of retail 'rebels' fight back against the hegemony of Amazon.  Bridge gives indie stores and brands the software tools they need to connect, sell, and grow. 

Today is President's Day, and ...Read more of post

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February 16, 2020
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3 Factors Hurting Retail
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February 16, 2020
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3 Factors Hurting Retail

What is killing retail? Austan Goolsbee, a University of Chicago economics professor, shares three factors other than the Internet affecting retail including: big-box discount stores, a shrinking middle class, and shoppers preferring ‘services’ over tangible things. 

I found this except interesting:

“In 1920, Americans spent more than half their income on food (38 percent) and clothing (17 percent) and almost all of that was through ...Read more of post

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