Retail Revival

Ebay, Akron-Area Merchants Tout Success of Pilot Retail Revival Program

by Jim Mackinnon
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Rahman Wilder drives an Akron school bus by day and spends much of the rest of his time building his clothing business, We Care Tees.

We Care Tees was among 100 small businesses in Akron and Warren selected to take part in eBay Inc.’s first Retail Revival one-year program.

The Akron-based pilot program has come to what eBay and the merchants say is a successful end.

“I plan to continue to work with eBay,” Wilder said. “Just because the program ended doesn’t mean the relationship is gone.”

Ebay Selects Greensboro for a Partnership to Help Local Entrepreneurs Expand Their Markets

by Carl Wilson
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Thanks to a partnership with eBay, someone on the other side of the globe may soon open a bag of fruity, peppery Vineyard Red Wine Nuts made right here.

“It opens up avenues that we had not envisioned,” said Melissa Wallace of Hops and Nuts, which manufactures the nuts.

Wallace founded the Greensboro-based company four years ago. It makes craft-flavored snacks that pair with beer and wine. With a new eBay program called Retail Revival, Wallace hopes to sell those snacks to consumers around the world.

Greensboro, North Carolina Joins eBay’s Retail Revival

Greensboro becomes the fifth city to join the Retail Revival Program, which partners with local businesses to grow and expand their reach.
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eBay, in partnership with the city of Greensboro, announced today that the North Carolina city has been selected as the latest partner for Retail Revival. The program harnesses the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace to support and grow small businesses, strengthen local economies and foster vibrant community growth.

eBay’s Retail Revival Expands to Canada

by eBay Canada News Team
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eBay, together with the Halifax Regional Municipality, announced the launch of Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers harness the power of ecommerce and global trade. This eBay program, the first of its kind in Canada, is supported by all three levels of government.
 

Can a Legacy E-commerce Brand Help Revive Brick-and-mortar Retail?

By Patrick Sisson
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When childhood friends Preston Clark and Frank Miller III started Seventh Floor Clothing in Akron, Ohio, in 2016, the new entrepreneurs quickly gained a boost from a hometown hero. One of the streetwear brand’s first products, a “Kiss the Trophy” hat hyping the championship chances of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, was promoted on Instagram by none other than LeBron James.

eBay Revitalizing Main Street by Helping Small Businesses Thrive Locally and Sell Globally

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By Chris Librie

Small businesses are the biggest generator of jobs in America, making up nearly half of all private sector employment. Yet many of those small businesses have been locked into local—and sometimes depressed—markets. Nearly 75 percent of small businesses don’t have any e-commerce presence, and less than 2 percent of U.S. small businesses export.

eBay's Retail Revival Expands to the UK

In partnership with the City of Wolverhampton, eBay aims to support local small businesses growth.
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This week eBay UK announced the launch of its first Retail Revival program in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton. This program is designed to help small retailers to get online. It will give them all the tools they need to sell on eBay’s global marketplace and compete in a 21st-century retail landscape, demonstrating that online and high street retail can survive and thrive together.

Retail Revival: Hello Lansing!

By: Chris Librie, Head of Global Impact and Giving, eBay
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After six months in Akron, the program has expanded to Lansing, Michigan with more than 50 participating small businesses.

eBay Announces Lansing, Michigan as its Second Retail Revival Partner City

The partnership will help local businesses in Lansing utilize eBay’s global marketplace to boost their reach and revenue.
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Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Lansing Mayor’s Office, local government officials and small business owners to celebrate the announcement of eBay’s Retail Revival program in Lansing, Michigan. The second partnership of its kind, the 12-month program will provide training to Lansing entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to harness the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace to help boost their reach and revenue.

eBay Brings Akron’s Innovative Entrepreneurs to New York City

Shop original artwork, streetwear, homewares and more at the New Stand, a retail concept store, and support Akron small businesses.
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This month, eBay takes over retail concept store, The New Stand, to bring a collection of new and unique items from Akron to the Big Apple.

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