Greensboro becomes the fifth city to join the Retail Revival Program, which partners with local businesses to grow and expand their reach.
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.
When Emilio Giordano decided to start his own business in 2014, he was facing a tough few months. Aged just 21, he was on the waiting list to have open-heart surgery for the fourth time. Giordano was born with the heart condition aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve – that had seen him in and out of hospital since birth. “I was set to have the operation the previous year, but the doctors agreed to defer it until I finished uni,” he says. “Then, after I graduated, it was delayed. It was frustrating because I couldn’t apply for jobs.
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.
A pair of $58,100 shoes are helping bring new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education resources to Bay Area teachers today. The Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and DonorsChoose.org hosted a special charitable campaign on eBay this January, auctioning off a pair of custom, game-worn “Moon Landing” Under Armour Curry 6 basketball shoes. The charity campaign raised $58,100, which will fund local teacher requests on DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website where teachers request the resources and experiences their students need to succeed.
by Ethan Rubinson, Software Engineer, Marci Ross, Quality Software Engineer, Scott McDowell, Lead Product Manager
From helping victims of the California wildfires to granting the wishes of critically ill children, eBay’s revamped Gifts That Give Back (GTGB) program provides over 54,000 charities the tools to create symbolic gift listings. These gifts may be purchased by millions of generous donors who wish to support their favorite non-profit organizations and the causes they stand for. eBay ensures that every symbolic gift sees 100% of the proceeds go directly to the sponsoring charity.
Just two short months ago local Wolverhampton businesses joined eBay for the first UK Retail Revival training event at the iconic Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton. Today, the 64 businesses participating in the program have reached £1M in sales on eBay, representing a 41% increase in sales for these businesses.
eBay’s Hanne Melin joins the leadership collaboratory to deepen the company’s circular economy practice
eBay’s Hanne Melin thinks a lot about the future of commerce. In her role as director, eBay Legal Counsel, and a member of eBay’s Public Policy Lab, Hanne focuses on researching, socializing and communicating policy innovations at the intersection of technology, commerce and entrepreneurship.
One of the topics she’s been thinking a lot about recently is the impact that emergent digital technologies, like the Internet of Things, will have on small business retailers and consumers.
In honor of eBay Foundation’s 20th anniversary, employees embrace inclusive entrepreneurship in their communities.
The eBay Foundation marked its 20th anniversary this year by launching the Global Give, a reboot of the company’s employee-led grantmaking program.
Through Global Give, the Foundation challenged eBay employees to make their communities a better place—a place where entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are empowered to start and grow a business, and help create opportunity for all.