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Jason Solarek at Bridge
April 22, 2021
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I’d like to see publications across the country running stories like this.  

Ps-The Times has a weekly shopping section in which it lists five products. Often the majority of items shown have a link suggesting the reader purchase the item at amazon.com. I’d like to see the Times update its reporting in this weekly article to suggest buying from indie stores. 

Read the full article about shopping local at the NYT here: 
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Jason Solarek at Bridge
April 19, 2021

Is Amazon’s logo a 'smile' or a hidden strategy? Jason Solarek proposes that the smile is its business plan. The ‘smile’ is actually a representation of how the company skips most players in the retail chain.

Watch to learn more about the hidden meaning of the Amazon logo:
https://vimeo.com/538414601
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Jason Solarek at Bridge
April 18, 2021
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"Nearly 200 department stores have shuttered in the past year, and another 800 — roughly half the country’s remaining mall-based locations — are expected to fold within five years."

Read the full article about department store closings at The Washington Post here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/16/half-countrys-remaining-mall-based-department-stores-are-expected-shutter-by-2025/Read more of post

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Jason Solarek at Bridge
April 11, 2021
RetailDive shares that Best Buy has launched a membership program, joining the ranks fo Amazon, Walmart, Restoration Hardware, and Urban Outfitters.

Read the full article at RetailDive
https://www.modernretail.co/retailers/retailers-are-launching-membership-programs-to-compete-with-amazon-prime/
 
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Jason Solarek at Bridge
April 7, 2021
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Today’s WSJ shares that independent stores, including hardware stores, book shops, and pharmacies, have teamed up to stop Amazon’s bad practices. The group, called Small Business Rising, seeks to use anti-trust laws to prevent Amazon marketplace from selling its own goods—which compete with retailers using the platform. Amazon has been shown to use a retailer’s customer and sales data and bypass the retailer (it’s own customer) in order to ...Read more of post

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Jason Solarek at Bridge
April 6, 2021
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Operating a website is expensive--not only because programmers are expensive, but because margins are smaller. 

For 10 years, Bridge has encouraged stores to beef up spending in preparation for the e-commerce boom.  It's easier to spend a little each year over many years than spend money in a panic. Money spent in haste often results in waste. As a reference, when traditional retailers tried to catch Amazon, they often failed in their scramble. Please  ...Read more of post

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Jason Solarek at Bridge
March 31, 2021
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FOR SALES REPS AND BRANDS:

E-commerce sales are up 40%. Are your stores ready?   

You can help them.  Sign them up for a free Bridge Store. Bridge will pay you $300 for each retailer that you sign up.

How the program works:
  1. Identify a retailer that you'd like to help.
  2. For that retailer, please fill out the Bridge Sign-Up Sheet: https://marketplace.bridgecatalog.com/docs/BRC/Bridge-sign-up-sheet-v11.pdf
  3. Please e-mail that completed
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Jason Solarek at Bridge
March 25, 2021
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10 websites receive 68% of online sales.

Amazon accounts for 40% of this 68%.

When a few companies have a monopoly, the system is broken.  It’s time indie stores have a fighting chance. Bridge gives indies a seat at the table.
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Jason Solarek at Bridge
March 21, 2021
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Amazon Prime, Grindr, and Instagram do not seem to have much in common with each other.  But, a recent study by PCloud found that these apps are some of the biggest 'data burglars': they are downloading our data at an alarming rate.

Many brands and retailers in our industry  promote Facebook, yet Facebook and its sister company Instagram are the leading thieves of personal data. It’s akin to them suggesting their friend sit next to a digital pick ...Read more of post

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Jason Solarek at Bridge
March 13, 2021
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This WSJ Shopify review compares some of the fees charged by Amazon and Shopify. It takes the author half the article before he starts sharing fee structures. (I’d have liked to see more statistics about fees charged and even a chart.)

Excerpts:
  • Shopify, founded in 2007 and now publicly traded, has 1.7 million sellers (note: that’s a brick-and-mortar store or a person in their basement; Shopify doesn’t differentiate). 
  • A seller’s
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