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69 Customer Reviews / Average: 4.8 out of 5
June 15, 2024 at 5:30 PM EST
"A great resource for getting the gift you need without having to spend hours."
~ Harvey
June 3, 2024 at 12:36 PM EST
"Portmeirion Group has been a supporter of Shop Local and The Bridge since the early days of the company. The services the company offers are a key lever in making the Independent channel a success. Jason, Josephine and his entire team are very helpful and great to work with.
This is a 5 star company!!"
~ Michael Close / Senior Vice President of Sales / Portmeirion Group
May 17, 2024 at 1:52 PM EST
"This review is definitely a 5 star plus. My association with Shop Local has been hugely beneficial to my business and to me personally. The concept is so perfect for this time in retail, Furthermore, the support and service offered are extraordinary. I am so grateful for Shop Local."
~ Candace Johnson
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May 17, 2024 • 05:15 PM
Jason at Bridge:
Hi Candace,

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad our service and team are performing for you. We appreciate you :)


Jason Solarek
Shop Local
Feb. 15, 2024 at 1:31 PM EST
"Shop Local's Syncing service saves us a lot of time and money on adding items to our online catalog. We don't have to deal with manufacturer price changes.

Shop Local is very good when it comes to any issues we have regarding our site.

They have also been accommodating about updating our website with coding that ensures our Email Blasts make it to the recipients."
~ Chuck Grimes / Website Coordinator / Glassworks and Feathers / Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 5, 2024 at 12:14 PM EST
"We continue to be pleased with the software and services provided by Bridge. Jason and his staff provide excellent help and support. They are a great resource for us at Beatriz Ball. The software is easy to use and we see our sales continue to grow.
We encourage all of our retailers to join Bridge as it is a time and money saver for independent store owners. The Bridge platform allows you to have an online store immediately and start selling online."
~ Kelly Wenzel / Director of Sales / Beatriz Ball
Feb. 5, 2024 at 12:14 PM EST
"Shop Local is on target and powerful. We have experienced demonstrated positive results from retailers using Shop Local’s Gift Registry platform. Shop Local allows retailers to expand their brand offering. It supports their physical in-store display and inventory.

We encourage the brands we represent to partner with Shop Local to enhance their reach to consumers via their independent retailer network."
~ Andy Bjork / Chief Sales Officer / Ivystone / Dallas, TX
Feb. 5, 2024 at 12:13 PM EST
"Our brand, Salisbury, uses Shop Local's gift registry service and we recommend it. Here’s why: it works well for us. It offers us a higher ROI than other software.

My company has used other registry services, so we have some experience in this field. We were able to compare the services' performance. We’ve received more new gift registries with Shop Local’s service than with’s service. Shop Local requires less labor to maintain. And, Shop Local’s service costs us less. In sum, we get more with Shop Local and pay less.

I share this information because I want my industry peers to succeed and know what works. Choosing the wrong software is wasteful because one loses sales and time and it costs more out of one’s pocket.

I’m happy with Shop Local’s registry service, and I recommend brands in our industry use it."
~ Joe Bernstein / Director of Sales / Salisbury
Nov. 27, 2022 at 12:13 PM EST
"Bridge site is a time saver! Uploading products is so easy and the staff is always willing to work with you right away on any issue or question you may have. We tried other platforms but Bridge brings the most orders to our web business. We are happy with the services and friendly staff!"
~ Angie McIlroy / Buck Snort Home Goods
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November 28, 2022 • 01:08 PM
Jason at Bridge:
Thank you, Angie. We appreciate you. And we like your cool products—including those neat drawer and cabinet knobs!
Nov. 3, 2022 at 12:15 PM EST
"Since switching my website to Shop Local we have seen a significant increase to our web business. A big portion of our web business is for our brides. They appreciate the vast content, ease of use, and general look of our site. The whole Bridal Registry software has been a big hit with our brides. When our brides are happy, we are happy!!"
~ Bob Brourman / Owner / Fragile Gifts / Atlanta, GA
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November 4, 2022 • 11:22 AM
Jason at Bridge:
Thank you, Bob. It’s an honor to serve Atlanta’s destination for brides and registrants.
Nov. 3, 2022 at 11:40 AM EST
"We got lucky when Caroline from Beatriz Ball introduced us to Bridge in 2015. Bridge immediately increased our bridal business and it has been going up ever since. Our customers love it too and say it is very user-friendly."
~ Peggie / Owner / Plum Southern
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November 4, 2022 • 11:24 AM
Jason at Bridge:
I’mso happy that your Beatriz Ball rep recommened us. We like when customers come to us via word-of-mouth. We’ll keep working hard to make you, reps, and brands happy.
Nov. 2, 2022 at 12:56 PM EST
"Working with Bridge has really allowed for us to expand our wedding registry services to brides outside of Spartanburg. Brides can see most of our product offerings online, which is a lot more than we are able to carry in the store! They love the ability to update and change things on their own! It has also helped boost wedding registry sales from out-of-town wedding guests who cannot get to the store. I wish all of our vendors would partner with Bridge!"
~ Amy Dameron / Owner / Stafford's of Spartanburg / Spartanburg, SC
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November 4, 2022 • 11:27 AM
Jason at Bridge:
Thank you, Amy. You’re right: out-of-town shoppers are important and can make up a notable percent of a registry’s gift givers. We work daily to make the gift-giving process smoother and more attractive. We appreciate you trusting us with this responsibility.
Oct. 28, 2022 at 10:29 AM EST
"As an early adaptor to Bridge, Vista Alegre continues to benefit as the services grow. Updates to uploads, images, and data continue to improve the overall experience both front and back of house. Pleasure to work with Jason, Josephine and team."
~ John Weeth / Vista Alegre
May 27, 2022 at 2:35 PM EST
"We recently switched to Bridge from another registry service and have loved everything about Bridge. The team at Bridge made the transition seamless. They created all of our existing registries for us in a timely manner. Bridge is so easy to use and our customers have had zero issues when placing orders. We worked with Jordyn who has been the most helpful person throughout this process. She is patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable.

I am the one who now creates the registries online and also processes the registry orders. I have been very pleased with how easy it has been for me to use.

We are happy customers!

-The Menagerie"
~ Emily
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May 29, 2022 • 12:28 PM
Jason at Bridge:
Thank you! We appreciate you, your business, and your customers. We're happy you experienced a smooth transition from your old registry provider to Bridge. We believe it should be easy to move from another registry provider to Bridge.

We're happy to hear that your customers are able to easily place orders. Our team at Bridge has spent 10+ years honing our checkout system to reduce friction, speed up the checkout process, and make checkout easy.

Jordyn (and our other coaches) are happy to help you grow your business. I'll share your kind compliments with the team.

Please contact us anytime ;)

Thank you,

Jason Solarek
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April 22, 2022 at 4:46 PM EST
"Our team and our customers love Bridge! It has the easiest layout and the customer service is stellar. We primarily use Bridge for Bridal Registries, and we could not ask for a more perfect fit. You can easily add the brands you partner with or add exclusive products individually. Our team enjoys Bridge and continues to love the accessibility of this addition to our website!"
~ Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers
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April 23, 2022 • 06:44 PM
Jason at Bridge:
Thank you! We enjoy hearing that you and your customers love Bridge. We like that you find the layout to be easy. This is the result of us on a daily basis looking for ways to improve it, make the service more intuitive, and speed you to what you need. We appreciate you noticing this!
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Aug. 25, 2021 at 4:33 PM EST
"We love Bridge! It has helped our wedding registry at our store so much. Customers have loved shopping with bridge and our brides love having an online option that they can edit. Jordyn has been extremely helpful and is always so quick to respond!"
~ Reed's Giftshop / Tupelo, MS
Aug. 2, 2021 at 7:46 AM EST
"In today’s e-commerce world, updating products online is almost impossible. Bridge allows us to operate a website with current prices and current products. When we switched to Bridge Store, we cut our website maintenance costs by 86%. Instead of being forced to manage 35,000 products online all by myself, I only had to manage 5,000 products—Bridge helps me with 30,000 products. That’s big savings for an indie shop like me. And, Bridge helped me increase the number of products we offer online by 40%. We went from offering 35,000 products to offering 56,000. It's fair to say that hates Bridge."
~ Kenny Cohen / Owner / Contemporary Concepts / Pittsburgh, PA
June 26, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST
"When we were evaluating online tools to create a Baby Shower Registry solution for our customers we found Bridge Catalog, we only saw wedding registries but loved the concept (yes, we called a current customer and she shared she loved the tool) so we contacted Bridge and the support from the team was outstanding. They created our baby banner and edited the tool as much as they could to fit our needs.

Jordyn trained us, Jason was troubleshooting behind the scenes when I was uploading items the wrong way. We have 72 brands, almost 1,500 products in our store and we were able to have the website ready in a matter of weeks. Setup was super easy!

We just completed our first very successful baby shower registry and we are so excited that we can provide this extra service to our customers and increase our sales!"
~ Peapod Baby Boutique in Freeport, FL
June 5, 2021 at 1:14 PM EST
"Bridge Wholesale is by far the easiest way to order from our suppliers. It cuts down on mistakes that could occur ordering through other channels. I like that the images and item codes are right there to view. You know you are getting what was ordered. In short, time is money. Bridge Wholesale saves you time."
~ Martin Garding / Owner / Lawren's / Huntsville, AL
June 4, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST
"I’m surprised at how fast we received orders after signing up for Bridge Store. In less than a day, I could offer my bridal registry customers thousands of products online. I receive a new order every other day. It's easier than I thought it would be! Customers send us reviews saying how easy it is for them. We win. They win. Win-win. And, great retailer support from coaches!"
~ Nancy Bullard / Owner / Sassafras / Vicksburg, MS
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May 18, 2021 at 3:46 PM EST
"I absolutely love being able to order online with Bridge Wholesale. The online process allows me the convenience of placing orders at any time of the day. Thanks to Bridge's system, I make fewer mistakes entering SKUs. By reducing my phone call and email transmissions, Bridge frees up valuable time."
~ Laura May / Owner / The Ivy House / Dallas, TX
May 14, 2021 at 3:01 PM EST
"I love Bridge. You have a wonderful product. I promote it to everyone. I think Sunpoint just signed with you here in Dyersburg and Elizabeth Clair’s in Tupelo. I am so glad for your growth. My husband and I are in our 60s and 70s. We didn't have time to update a website. You made it easy for us.

Thank you."
~ Cathy Hulgan / Cathy Hulgan Gifts & Interiors / Dyersburg, Tennessee
Dec. 24, 2020 at 10:56 AM EST
"We initially did our Bridal/Gifts website with another company which I had to do the majority of the work. I really appreciate the updating of prices on the website and the ease of adding people registered in store."
~ Tricia Evans / Couch's Jewelers / Anniston, Alabama
Oct. 9, 2020 at 7:02 PM EST
"Jordyn is so nice and caring! A great asset to the bridge! I would steal her from Jason in a heartbeat if I could! You know I’ll be Calling again soon!"
~ KC
Sept. 9, 2020 at 8:46 AM EST
"Moving our online operations to Bridge has been very positive for me and my store. Brides like Bridge a lot more due to all the choices from the Smart Brands! Since we have been on Bridge, sales have definitely increased. I am very happy with Bridge."
~ Bob Brourman / Owner / Fragile Gifts / Atlanta, GA
Sept. 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST
"We left Shopify and moved to Bridge. Bridge helped us double the number of registries at our store and double our registry sales. And, Bridge is easier than Shopify and costs less."
~ Jeffrey Bannon / Owner / Jeffrey Bannon in Charleston, SC

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