eBays business support programs including Retail Revival were recently launched in Austin, Texas; Athens, Greece; and Plovdiv, Bulgaria in an aim to create sustainable economic opportunity in communities around the world. The expansion of these programs show eBays conscious efforts to help merchants and businesses grasp opportunity for successful growth.
eBay have partnered with local city leaders in regions across the world to develop innovative small business programs that address specific retail challenges and scale solutions to benefit entrepreneurs across different communities. Through programs like Retail Revival, and its international adaptations like Export Revival, local business owners receive training and coaching to sell their unique inventory on a global marketplace, while strengthening ties within their local business community.
eBay’s launch of Retail Revival in Austin, Texas will help the community of artisans, entrepreneurs and small business owners expand their reach. Participating sellers enjoyed a full day of training on pricing strategies, listing optimization and inventory management, among other important tools and strategies for building a successful eBay business.
67 Greek businesses in Athens were welcomed to Export Revival, a program focused on expanding the trading reach of participants. Export Revival includes monthly training sessions taught by eBay experts, customized support, exposure to more than 183 million buyers in 190 global markets, a dedicated page on eBay.com highlighting the participants’ products and a promotional campaign on eBay.
Fifty local businesses participated in a day of training at eBay’s Export Revival program in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, at the end of 2019. The four-week training program taught participants how to effectively sell online through product presentation and strategic sales tactics. Participants learned to create their own eBay stores, list and manage inventory, and process their first sales.