SALT LAKE CITY — December 15, 2015 —Bridge by Instructure Inc. (NYSE: INST), a modern training platform for businesses, today announced that the Fanzz Sports Stores have implemented Bridge this holiday season to facilitate more efficient training for retail salespeople in more than 120 locations across the nation. Fanzz will utilize the mobile-friendly Bridge platform to deliver useful information to seasonal employees, promoting happy customers and increased sales during the holiday shopping season.
“In retail, we don’t have the luxury of taking a week to train our employees,” said Ben Lowell, director of e-learning for the Larry H. Miller company, which owns the Fanzz Sports Stores. “We have to train employees in just a few hours, and we need to empower our retail managers to get the training out fast. Bridge made that possible because it works so well on mobile devices and makes it truly simple for managers to create their own digital training content.”
Bridge allows temporary retail employees to receive all necessary training in a single day, moving them into productivity sooner than most other corporate learning systems. The platform also addresses regional training challenges salespeople are likely to encounter, such as the trading of an NBA player resulting in a markdown of his jersey the next day in specific regions.
“The holiday season is such a crucial time for retailers to make sales happen, and a large part of that comes down to how well employees are versed in the products they are selling and how to engage customers in the best way,” said Jeff Weber, senior vice president of people and places at Instructure. “Technology plays a powerful role in making learning faster and more convenient, which is exactly what Bridge is doing for the managers and employees at Fanzz.”
Bridge creates a library of tutorials for employees at corporations like Fanzz that can be almost instantaneous. Its optimization for mobile is a sought-after feature for many enterprises, including Fanzz. Bridge is simple, easy-to-use, intuitive and helps employers develop smarter and more productive employees.
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Instructure, Inc. is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of teachers and learners at more than 1,600 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market at www.Instructure.com
Fanzz Sports Stores, one of the largest providers of sports apparel and merchandise in the United States, began operations in 1987 with three locations in Utah. In 2013, Fanzz acquired 27 Just Sports retail apparel stores currently operating under that brand. Now, with 121 store locations in 22 states and a growing online presence, Fanzz is focused on satisfying one’s passion for sport by delivering high-quality products to sports fans everywhere and providing excellent customer service. For more information about Fanzz Sports Stores, visit www.fanzz.com
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