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Introducing, b8ta TV.

February 2, 2021Written by Simon Jones

We're proud to announce b8ta TV: a social commerce platform for new and innovative products.

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Overview: b8ta Attribution Partnerships.

January 29, 2021Written by Joshua Brueckner

With the b8ta attribution program, we’ve made it even easier for brands to join b8ta stores and launch their product into physical retail. With just a few easy steps, and a one-time...

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Data Deep Dive: How Shopper Behavior Has Changed and What To Expect in 2021

December 8, 2020Written by Erin Johnson

The global pandemic has undoubtedly impacted in-store traffic over the last several months as consumers hesitate to congregate, and are moving online for much of their shopping....

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Introducing #b8talocal in Seattle

November 19, 2020Written by Sean Conroe

b8ta was founded with the mission to make retail accessible to all. We’ve designed a new type of retail model that lets local innovators and entrepreneurs launch in a real store as...

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Retail Designed for 2020

September 15, 2020Written by Erin Johnson

b8ta was founded with the mission to make retail accessible for all. By offering a paid subscription to place products in our stores, we supported brands as they tested and launched...

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New Beginnings: The First Day of School

August 25, 2020Written by Sean Conroe

New Beginnings: The First Day Of School

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Staying Healthy During A Pandemic

August 11, 2020Written by Sean Conroe

New Year’s Resolutions

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Celebrating Pride Weekend

June 28, 2020Written by Nick Romero

This week b8ta is celebrating Pride. Whether as members of the LGBTQ+ community, or as their friends, we believe this is an important week, and one that calls for celebration - and...

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A Statement from our Founder

May 31, 2020Written by Vibhu Norby

I founded b8ta to give people fair and equal access to retail without the bias or judgements of human beings getting in the way, so that stores would have the best products, not the...

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How to Shop Safely As Normality Returns

May 12, 2020Written by Simon Jones

It is now clear that in the United States, as well as most of the rest of the world, we are now headed toward the next phase of the COVID-19 crisis: getting back to normal. This...

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Keeping up the good works

April 16, 2020Written by Simon Jones

The news over the last few days has been generally very positive, and social distancing appears to be paying dividends, which is allowing us to start  thinking about What Comes...

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Getting Closer Despite Being Further Away

April 10, 2020Written by Simon Jones

If it feels like today is Blursday the fourtyteenth of Maprilay (h/t to The Internet), you’re not alone. The global lockdown is...well, I want to say unprecedented, but that word...

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b8ta Partners Continue to Do Good

April 8, 2020Written by Simon Jones

Many of us have been heartened of late by things like the iHeartConcert held last night on Fox, hosted by the apparently ageless Elton John, and headlined by stars of the last...

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Thinking about the children

April 3, 2020Written by Simon Jones

Last week we wrote about the good folks at Twin Science and Booleangirl, who are running free, instructor-led classes for kids who are stuck at home. Hopefully, those of you with...

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Falling back in love with your kitchen

April 1, 2020Written by Simon Jones

In the old days (say, three weeks ago), when working from home was still the exception rather than the rule, they used to say there were three great threats to at-home productivity:

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Turn dull afternoons into fascinating science adventures

March 27, 2020Written by Simon Jones

TL;DR: Entertain and educate your kids with free coding and robotics lessons from Booleangirl and Twin Science

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Accelerating out of the CES curve.

January 15, 2020Written by Simon Jones

CES is a trade show that operates at mind-boggling scale. Nearly 4500 companies exhibit across the 2.9 million square feet of exhibition space, driving awareness and demand with the...

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Supporting female innovation.

September 3, 2019Written by Tina Zayas

Who runs the world, household, and family budgets? Women, that’s who. Whether single ladies or women with a ring on it, these consumers are savvy, particular, and crave experiences....

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How b8ta partners use our stores as a marketing channel.

August 12, 2019Written by Erin Johnson

The goals of a marketer can vary wildly depending on their given product or company, but a need for increased brand awareness and general “buzz” are typically congruent among both...

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I don't wanna grow up.

July 18, 2019Written by Vibhu Norby

Some of my best childhood memories were at Toys”R”Us. I grew up 10 minutes away from the Toys”R”Us in King of Prussia, PA, and it was the stuff dreams were made of.

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