When you run a sale on your retailers' Bridge accounts, you'll do 4 steps:
1. Add a new Chalk that shares with retailers and/or reps what the sale will be and when it will run.
Here is how to add a Chalk:
We recommend that you add the Chalk 2 weeks before the sale.
When then recommend that you post another Chalk a week before the sale.
When then recommend that you post another Chalk the day the sale starts.
2. You will want to changes prices for items to be the new sale prices.
A. If you are changing a just a few prices, such as fewer than 75 items' prices, you can do this change yourself via Bridge.
Here is how to do that:
B. If you are changing more than 75 items' prices, you will likely want to email Bridge for help.
You will email Bridge an Excel file with sales prices. Here are the steps to send us an Excel file with the sale prices:
If you send us an Excel file, this is how Bridge makes your sale happen:
i. On the day that the sale starts, we download/back up the items' prices by downloading an export of all the items for that brand.
ii. We run a script by SKU to update the prices to what is in the Excel sale file that you sent us.
iii. When the sale is over, Bridge reverts your items' prices back to the prices in backup file that we created the day the sale started.
Reminder: If you need Bridge's help, Bridge will need 5 business days advance notice of a sale that you wish to run. As such, email us your sales prices as early as possible so that we can place your items on sale on time.
3. Add your your promotion banner.
Here are the steps to add a red promotion banner that your retailers and/or their customers will see:
You'll want to set a start and end date for the promotion. You'll want to add private and public notes.
Add your promotion a few days before you plan to run your sale. Doing this a few days before gives you a few days to get all the needed steps complete.
4. Add a new slide that promotes your sale. You'll follow these steps to add a slide:
Note: you'll add the new slide but then you'll 'archive' it until you're ready to start the promotion. Once the sales starts, unarchive your slide.
Here is how to archive a slide:
During your sale, you may wish to sort your sale slide to the top of your slides. This ensures that your sale slide will be seen.
Bridge will need 5 business days advance notice of a sale with which you'll need Bridge to run a price update.