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April 6

April 6, 2019



I just opened a box with 400 new decals for our stores! Stores can place these two-sided decals on their front doors and windows next to their Visa and Amex decals.

Please message us to get in front of the line for who will receive these first. :)

Shop indie!

ps ~ A special thanks for Eric at Poster Prints. He coordinated this print project: eric@postersigns.com
April 5

April 5, 2019


What's your favorite way to wind down after a busy week?
April 5

April 5, 2019


54% of people looking for a product go directly to Amazon. That’s not good for nearly anyone in our industry. Amazon takes a 30% cut and keeps all the customer’s contact information (email, tel, address). If you’re a retailer, you can’t operate a successful business giving away 30% of your 50% cut of a retail sale.

If you’re a brand, over the last few year you were probably relishing in selling direct, cutting out the rep commission, and getting 100% of the sale. Well ...Read rest of Chalk

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April 4
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April 4, 2019



Add a stunning, elegant look to your bathroom or vanity with the OLIVIA RIEGEL Large Windsor Box and Beveled Mirror Tray. Encrusted with hand-set European crystals, and available in silver or gold.
April 3
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April 3, 2019


As fun as a Merry-Go-Round, Carousel stoneware uses the magic of multi-glazes to create a one of a kind look. Dishwasher and microwave safe, made in Portugal.
April 3

April 3, 2019

The default price floor for Smart Products is now $100. The old price was $50.

We increased the price floor to reduce the number of orders you may receive for small, 'one off' orders. Some Smart Brands have a $100 or $200 minimum order. By raising the price floor, we reduce the likelihood you'll have to place a special order yet not meet the minimum order.

Please note: even if an item have the price floor in effect, a customer will be prompted to call your store to ...Read rest of Chalk

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April 3

April 3, 2019


NYC is forming a new group to help protect its infrastructure. I'd like to see a similar group formed to help protect its residents and businesses, as well as police business websites and hosting companies to ensure they're meeting accepted standards for security. Currently, our cyber security laws are reactive vs preventative.

Read the full article here:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-launches-a-cybercrime-brigade-11554160104Read rest of Chalk

April 2

April 2, 2019


It’s World Autism Awareness Day.
Blue lights shining today from landmarks and front porches will mark the worldwide effort to better understand and appreciate people with autism spectrum disorder.
April 1

April 1, 2019



Wedgwood is in its 260th year shares Tableware Today. Josiah Wedgwood, the eleventh child of a potter, was a skilled potter himself by age nine—yet couldn’t use a traditional potter’s wheel because of a small pox inflicted injury. In 1765, Queen Charlotte gave him the right to use the title ‘Potter to the Queen.’ Fun fact: Josiah’s grandson was Charles Darwin.
April 1

April 1, 2019


Mads Ryder, the new CEO of Lenox, is profiled in this month’s Tableware Today. Lenox owns Reed & Barton—a Smart Brand member.

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