Today digital technology is enabling us to push the boundaries of traditional commercial interactions, fueling increasingly connected commerce. We believe in a future for commerce that is open, diverse, and inclusive- and one that brings about new opportunities for everyone to participate and create value.
Since eBay Inc. got started in 1995, we've been fundamentally rethinking the old models of buying, selling and paying to create a new paradigm for commerce. One that empowers all people - no matter their skills, abilities or geographic location - to join in, contribute and succeed.
Most people see how we do this every day- by connecting individuals and businesses of all sizes to global markets, and by developing technologies that enable commerce that is simple, transparent, participatory and collaborative. Less visible but equally important is how we also combine these core business activities with strategic investments from The Opportunity Project, an eBay Foundation initiative, as well as our international advocacy efforts to create opportunities for not only developed world traders and retailers, but also disadvantaged populations and developing countries â€“ extending our impact to the places that need it most.
We'll continue to think and act in new ways that help more individuals connect and participate in the global economy. Explore some stories of impact from around the world.