The eBay Open UK final day included keynotes from eBay execs followed by a multitude of specialist sessions looking at the different verticals and categories sellers use.
Sellers were able to select the session most applicable to them and then came together at the end of the day for a final session with the amazing Mike Adams OBE to learn more about Purple Tuesday and how to make an ecommerce business more accessible for customers with disabilities. The audience greeted the news that eBay will be headline sponsor for Purple Tuesday this year with rapturous applause.
One announcement you’ll want to look out for is the eBay Academy, a new learning centre for eBay sellers. This comes on top of the ProTrader programme which was covered previously during eBay Open UK. eBay are serious about giving sellers the assistance and training needed to help them succeed and if you receive an invitation to either programme our recommendation would be that you sign up straight away.
There was a ton of useful content on eBay Open UK final day, and indeed on the preceding two days, and if you want to review some of the sessions we understand that they will be available online to watch on demand for the next month.
eBay For Business Awards 2021
eBay Open UK Final Day was closed by UK General Manager Murray Lambell, who then handed over to Gok Wan who hosted the eBay for Business Awards 2021. With 10 categories, there was a whirlwind of trophies as winners were welcomed to the stage and then the audience were able to vote for the overall eBay For Business Award winner.
The Award Winners
Innovation Award – Buycombi
Specialist Seller Award – Bosede Accessories
Little to Large Award – XS items
Lockdown Lift-Off Award – Mooky Kickz
Community Hero Award – St Rocco’s Hospice
The Trading Hero Prize – Clear Cycle
Pro-Trader Award – Yellow Ape
Be Your Own Boss Award – Brown & Ginger
Sustainable Seller Award – Go Thrift
Young Upstart Award – Botanico
Family Business Award – Fashion Flair
The Grand Prize winner was then voted for by the live audience and is St Rocco’s Hospice.
We’ll be coming back to revisit the awards winners in the near future to tell the incredible stories behind each of the businesses and the people that run them.