Our small business support program launches in Austin, Texas; Athens, Greece; and Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to create sustainable economic opportunity in communities around the world.
eBay partners with local city leaders in regions across the world to develop innovative small business programs that address specific retail challenges and scale solutions to benefit entrepreneurs across different communities. Through programs like Retail Revival, and its international adaptations like Export Revival, local business owners receive training and coaching to sell their unique inventory on a global marketplace, while strengthening ties within their local business community.
Newly Launched ‘Global Marketplace Index’ Measures Small Business Economic Opportunity
February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), a global commerce leader, today announced the launch of its Global Marketplace Index (GMI) measuring the impact of online marketplaces like eBay in creating economic opportunities that empower small business owners and entrepreneurs.
This February, our eBay family joined Retail Revival sellers in Austin for a full day of workshops on how to thrive in the digital marketplace.
Austin is a city filled with boundless creativity. Its rich community of artisans, musicians and innovators have created a distinct, dynamic local culture and put this Texas town on the world’s stage. Austin is also home to hundreds of eBay employees, who are passionate about their city and the small businesses that make it so unique.
A look at how our latest Retail Revival cohort of sellers are making strides in their local community and beyond.
This fall, we welcomed 65 inspiring Baton Rouge small business entrepreneurs into our Retail Revival program. This new cohort of sellers already is showing fast promise and represents a diverse group of entrepreneurs and businesses, from scrappy start-ups to well-established enterprises.
Technology can open the door for small businesses to sell beyond their local markets and broaden their customer base worldwide. Our Retail Revival program connects cities’ Main Street businesses to the global marketplace.
Digital technology has changed economies and societies globally, delivering exciting and innovative products, services and conveniences. But what happens to small and local businesses with brick-and-mortar stores in the age of digital commerce? Economic concentration and a general sense that those not living in America’s booming hotspots are being left behind is a growing concern.
Small business owners in Austin can now apply to join eBay’s Retail Revival program.
This fall, eBay is expanding its Retail Revival program to the Texas capital. Applications are now open for Austin small businesses to join Retail Revival, an innovative program designed to equip local retailers with the skills and training needed to thrive in our global marketplace.
eBay reinvigorates small businesses and spurs job creation by expanding programs into Louisiana’s capital city.
By: Steve Wymer, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer and Chair, eBay Foundation
Baton Rouge is rising. Home to advanced manufacturing, a growing array of professional services, world-class engineering, and a truly entrepreneurial spirit; the city stands out as a place of opportunity. This foundation for economic growth is immersed in a dynamic and diverse culture where the extraordinary cuisine and art is matched only by the incredibly friendly nature of Baton Rouge’s residents. It’s exactly the kind of place eBay wants to be.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is now the sixth city globally to join eBay’s Retail Revival program and the second to join eBay@Home.
Today, eBay CEO Devin Wenig joined Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in Baton Rouge to celebrate two economic initiatives with the city — the expansion of Retail Revival and eBay@Home to Baton Rouge.
eBay sources 50% renewable electricity to power its data centers and offices, marking the midpoint toward its goal to source 100% renewables by 2025.
Today, eBay released its 2018 Impact Progress Update, an annual report on the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework, policies and programs. The Progress Update shows not only how eBay manages its own impacts, but also the positive impact that emerges when people use eBay’s technology and resources.
Anchoring the Progress Update are details on eBay’s environmental footprint and progress against each of eBay’s five existing impact goals. This year, we also announced a sixth goal within our Progress Update, aimed at reducing the company’s carbon emissions.