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.
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.