We Buy Black

A world of black owned goods, all in one place.

3.1/5
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We Buy Black is an online marketplace for Black owned businesses to showcase and sell their products to a global community.

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Honestly, I am writing this review to lend some perspective to the other, more negative reviews. They are missing the point, highlighting one of the many blind sides of the tech community. It’s important that spaces like WeBuyBlack exist, even if ProductHunt is the wrong place to talk about them.

Pros:

Important highlighting of black owned businesses

Cons:

UI could be improved

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Freelance Creative

A vendor's race should not matter, be noted or even be at the forefront when considering to purchase a product or service from them

Pros:

Only for black people

Cons:

Only for black people

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Founder, CEO at Fangoo
Totally agree. It wouldn't be the same impact if an app was called "We Buy White"– would that be racist and inappropriate? Hope is not a racial manner as it looks like, but if it is, then there is racism from black people to white people.
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@manny_orduna Actually I'm not black but they've got products I have a hard time finding elsewhere. Believe it or not, you don't have to be black to buy black.
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@manny_orduna We Buy Black is for EVERYONE! Please go on the site and Buy, Buy, Buy from these Companies. They need your support. THE SITE "WE BUY BLACK IS NOT FOR BLACK PEOPLE ONLY, IT'S FOR EVERYONE. STOP MISSING THE POINT.
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Munir
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Cloud Architect, Booz Allen

We Buy Black provides a diverse range of products from cosmetics, clothing, toiletries, laundry detergent, books, games, and more.

Pros:

Provides E-bay like marketplace aimed at economically empowering people of color.

Cons:

Improvement could be implementing Amazon's recommendations AI, DSSTNE (pronounced “destiny”), to showcase products related to your history.

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Cancer survivor turned entrepreneur.

There is nothing wrong with going out of your way to support individuals and groups that you believe can benefit from extra attention. This is particularly true whe those individuals and groups have had to overcome centuries of oppression and prejudice to get to the point where they have something to offer.

By providing these trailblazers with encouragement in the form of spending money, we help them achieve success, which will further encourage others to follow their path, thus breaking a cycle of unfairness that has prevented much-needed diversity in many industries. This is not to say that we should give many that is undeserved, but rather that we can and should highlight deserving businesses that are uniquely positioned to influence massive change for individuals, families, and communities.

It is wonderful that a platform has been created to start this important work. I hope those who hold a narrow view of fairness will not be too threatened to let others enjoy a good platform.

Pros:

Showcasing businesses with diversity is important to increasing diversity.

Cons:

Some people find diversity threatening.

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Cryptos, websites and apps
"Pros: Showcasing businesses with diversity is important to increasing diversity." Doesn't explain diversity. For example a company with only black people is 0% diverse, because only black people work there. Common sense -_-
@x_cryptos By diversity he means greater black representation in the broader business community. In particular, I like the idea of providing greater market access to African producers.
Honest people

We buy black is deceiving, the allow you buy the product and then tell you that they do not ship to your address. Before you buy anything from webuyblack email them to confirm your address and if your from the UK forget it

Pros:

Attractive website

Cons:

Hi there

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@evo_kid I have been a vendor on their site for over a year and their customer service is horrible. Would never recommend or buy anything from these folks. Run Fast they are horrible.
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They're truly filling a market gap for people of color to find what they really need.

Pros:

Have great deal of products specifically designed for black people. This was missing for long.

Cons:

Widen their scope. Melanated people are all over the world not just the U and UK.

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Very proud of the young people who stepped up to make the marketplace a reality. And the fee for membership is amazing.

Pros:

Delivering a robust line of excellent products made by African Americans allowing them exposure to the larger marketplace and spending money

Cons:

None

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@terri_ali I have been a vendor on their site for over a year and their customer service is horrible. Would never recommend or buy anything from these folks. Run Fast they are horrible.
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I requested that my shop be canceled before the end of the 7 day free trial, but I received no response back, and I was charged, the shop is still open. So, I guess if this doesn't get correct the States Attorney general and a lawsuit!
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@new_user_1840aacfb9 I am going through the same issue. I had to file a dispute with customer service.