In this month’s HFN magazine, Editor Allison Zisko gives Bridge a shout out in her ‘Letter from the Editor’ column. She encourages the home goods industry to adopt digital marketplaces (trade shows) now, and notes that Bridge started offering an online platform for the tabletop industry years ago.
She notes that many big, well-funded trade shows (read IMC, which may spend $100m, and Messe) have suddenly seen the writing on the wall and are building competitors to Faire (another well-funded entity backed by $200m in VC funding). She states that Bridge isn’t tied to any trade show (or VC for that matter).
I love our modest Bridge platform being mentioned in the company of these giants. Thank you, Allison :)
I’m happy to share that since our founding we’ve grown to service more industries and offer more buying and selling channels. In fact, this year we’ll start offering wholesale ordering to help speed product from brand to retail members. Since we’re not tied to a specific building, I believe we’re a neutral party that can help many organizations in our industry.