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World Trade Organization Says eBay Champions Small Businesses

The recognition highlights eBay’s work to promote economic development in underserved areas.
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by Hanne Melin and Fabian Stächelin, eBay EMEA

What if we tried to facilitate international selling for entrepreneurs in underserved areas on our platform? What impact could we have on these communities? What new and unique inventory could we source? And what would it take?

eBay Collaborates with Autism Speaks and StarMakerFX to Launch “Everyday Heroes” Video Campaign to Support Children with Autism on World Autism Awareness Day

Campaign runs through April, World Autism Month, to promote understanding and acceptance of people with autism
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eBay is inviting its community to support Autism Speaks® by sharing a video of a cosmic glow-in-the-dark ceiling mural painted by StarMakerFX for 7-year-old Mareto Caspar who has autism. eBay will donate $1—up to $10,000— for every share to Autism Speaks, the non-profit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Giving Small Businesses the World--While Keeping Jobs Close to Home

by Chris Librie, Head of Global Impact and Giving, eBay
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"It means more jobs. People can live where they work. People can enjoy their community–and also make money–while being part of a global community and economy that’s never been possible before." That’s how Grace Kontur, founder of Kontur Wood Works, describes the impact of complementing the brick-and-mortar businesses she owns with her father and brother with selling on eBay.

StubHub Launches Multi-Year Program to Support Music Education

Three-year commitment to include grant to provide $3MM in instrument donations from the StubHub Foundation, supporting the benefitting partner Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
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StubHub, the world's largest event marketplace, announced today a three-year commitment to put over $3MM in instruments into at-risk public school music programs across the country, in partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF).  The commitment is made possible by a grant from the StubHub Foundation, a corporate-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, that extends the existing four-year partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. 

eBay Launches ‘Retail Revival’ Program to Boost Small Businesses

Partnering with the City of Akron, Ohio, eBay will empower local entrepreneurs to harness the power of technology and ecommerce.
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by: Kendall Fields

Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Akron Mayor’s office, local government officials, representatives from the Downtown Akron Partnership and area small business owners to celebrate the launch of eBay’s Retail Revival program on Friday, January 19, in Akron, Ohio. Through the 12-month pilot, eBay and the city of Akron aim to advance existing economic development efforts by harnessing the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace in support of the local business community.

New Program Supports U.S. Retailers Who Are 'Always Open on eBay'

eBay partners with sellers to help connect their online and offline efforts.
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Today, we are launching Always Open on eBay to support our sellers who also own physical retail stores, helping them showcase their products, attract new customers, and grow their business. Participating retailers receive co-branded collateral for their physical space that promotes their eBay store, where their customers can shop at any time, and from anywhere.

This Cancer Patient Used ebay to Do Something Incredible for His Hospital

Steve Brewer, 62, found the amazing gift while in his hospital bed
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A cancer patient who was told his hospital couldn't afford more chemotherapy machines bought seven after finding them for £175 on eBay.

Steve Brewer, 62, was told by nurses at Peterborough City Hospital that they couldn't afford to buy any more £4,300 triple pump machines, which administer cancer drugs. 

But when he looked online from his hospital bed, he found them for a fraction of the cost, and has now donated seven of them to the ward he was treated on.

A New Way to Fundraise on eBay (INFOGRAPHIC)

Our new peer-to-peer fundraising tool supports American Cancer Society events like Relay For Life.
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When you participate in a charity fundraising event like Relay For Life, you work with a team to raise money by having your friends and family donate on your behalf. But what if they could go to eBay, sell something and have that money go directly toward your fundraising goal?

A Record $84 Million Raised for Charities Through eBay in 2017

With nearly $810 million dollars raised to date, 2018 is off to a dynamic start with TIME’S UP and GRAMMY charity auctions.
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eBay has announced that together with its global community, it raised $84 million for charities in 2017, bringing the total funds raised to nearly $810 million since 2003.

Millions of American Small Business Owners Feel Left Behind, and This Is How Tech Can Help

We have a structural advantage in tech, so let’s make the most of it.
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by Devin Wenig, President and CEO, eBay

In the last few decades, the technology sector has been a cornerstone of innovation in the United States. It has sparked rapid growth, provided access to global markets and created entirely new, massive industries — generating an estimated $1.3 trillion and accounting for about 8% of U.S. GDP.

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