Retail Revival

Sell Globally, Grow Locally: Tech Can Boost Small Businesses, Expand Marketplace

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.
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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.

Applications Now Open for Retail Revival Program in Austin

Small business owners in Austin can now apply to join eBay’s Retail Revival program.
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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. 

Retail Revival: Empowering Small Businesses, Adding New Jobs in Baton Rouge

eBay reinvigorates small businesses and spurs job creation by expanding programs into Louisiana’s capital city.
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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.

eBay Announces First UK High Street Concept Store

by Federica Rabiolo, Global Impact, EMEA
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The month-long pop-up shop brings together 40 participating Retail Revival businesses and showcases their products and personal stories.

 

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The month-long pop-up shop brings together 40 participating Retail Revival businesses and showcases their products and personal stories.

 

Baton Rouge and eBay Announce Economic Development Initiatives

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is now the sixth city globally to join eBay’s Retail Revival program and the second to join eBay@Home.
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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 Publishes Annual Impact Progress Update, Including Renewable Energy Milestone and New Carbon Target

eBay sources 50% renewable electricity to power its data centers and offices, marking the midpoint toward its goal to source 100% renewables by 2025.
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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.

Yaroslavl Becomes the First Eastern European City to Join Retail Revival

By: Anna Trescheva, Communications, eBay Moscow
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Yaroslavl is an ancient Russian city standing on the legendary Volga River in the country’s northern region. The city boasts more than 1,000 years of history. With access to several major highways, railways and waterways, Yaroslavl has become an important industrial center in Eastern Europe.

Today, entrepreneurs in Yaroslavl are working to make its unique offerings better known on a global stage. Together with the Center of Entrepreneurship Support, eBay is helping small-to-medium business owners in Yaroslavl learn to sell online.

Video | Retail Revival Spotlight: A Pet Store with a Purpose

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For Preuss Pets, pets are not “just” animals: they’re family. Their colorful and cacophonous store is truly a unique experience – chirping birds, tropical fish in electric hues, and the legendary bug bar, which offers a full menu of delicious options for your insect-eating lizards.  The store proudly focuses on pet care, offering healthy food, stimulating toys, educational workshops and so much more to help your pet live its best life.  

eBay Officially Kicks Off its Fifth Retail Revival Program in Greensboro, North Carolina

eBay launches Retail Revival Greensboro and hosts participating small businesses for a full day of training, networking and more.
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Today, eBay will launch Retail Revival in its fifth partner city: Greensboro, North Carolina. With its rich history as a textiles manufacturing hub and a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement, Greensboro offered the perfect balance of grit and vision to make this program a success.

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.”

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