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Best Buy BBYOpen Stores API

BBYOpen is Best Buy�s effort to open their sets of data. The data made available includes items being sold, company knowledge and services offered in an effort to encourage developers to build relevant apps. BBYOpen offers new sources of data, access to BETA APIs, promotion of apps built using BBYOpen APIs, tools to help get started, and incentive models to reward developer work.

The Stores API provides location information and allows product availability queries for all Best Buy stores. With the API users can query information such as store addresses, geo-location, store hours and phone numbers. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

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Best Buy BBYOpen Stores: Highlights

Summary
Retail store data
Category
Shopping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON
API home
https://bbyopen.com/documentation/stores-api 
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8 APIs by Best Buy

Best Buy BBYOpen Stores: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.remix.bestbuy.com/v1/stores

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account with service, API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
bestbuy.com/  
Company
Best Buy  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
www.bestbuy.com/site/Help-Topics/Conditions-of-Use... 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
bbyopen.com/blog 
API Forum
bbyopen.com/forum 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Comments 

October 03, 2011
at 00:48
Comment by: francisR

Best Buy is the largest consumer electronics retailer in the world. As the winter season approaches, Best Buy plans to boost its online presence. The technology company also plans to reduce short-term hiring by half. Those out of work and dreaming about some short-term relief will have to look elsewhere. Meanwhile, the merchant is spending unheard of quantity on its lobbying efforts. <a title="Best Buy spends more and hires fewer as the holiday season approaches" href="http://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2011/09/29/best-buy-hires-fewer/">Best Buy spends more and hires fewer as the holiday season approaches</a>. This is the company's way of combating its revenue losses.

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