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Saturday, February 16, 2019

eBay Sponsoring Retail Revival

Seems tough direction to compete, small retailers will still look for the volume of traffic at Amazon.   See the article for more detail.   We visited eBay some time ago in this regard.

eBay looks to lead a ‘retail revival’  by Tom Ryan in Retailwire

EBay continues to expand its “Retail Revival” program that helps small businesses expand online, particularly on its platform.

North Carolina’s Greensboro just became the third U.S. city to take part in the marketplace’s program.

Small businesses in Greensboro can participate in a wide range of classes and receive ongoing support and perks from eBay during the year-long program. Resources include customized training on everything from properly listing and naming items online to photo facilities. The perks include a break on seller’s fees during the program and direct access to eBay’s customer service team.

EBay’s first Retail Revival effort launched in Akron, OH in January 2018, and others were deployed to Lansing, MI, Wolverhampton, UK and Halifax, Canada over the last year. Cumulatively, these cities have helped participating small businesses generate millions of dollars in sales and export to over 70 international markets, according to eBay.  ... "

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