eBay empowers people and communities to unlock possibilities for growth.
Our marketplace uplifts and brings people together. The pioneers, the collectors, the dreamers, the artists, the givers, the fans, the treasure hunters, the college students, the technologists who innovate for our customers, the innovators, the retirees, the people making a difference for sellers every day, the family-owned businesses, the side-hustlers, the small-scale entrepreneurs with big dreams.
The magic of eBay is how we connect people and build communities to create economic opportunity for all.
eBay was founded in 1995 on the simple premise that people are basically good — and fueled by the belief that commerce should be accessible to all. With this in mind, we’ve built a model of universal, inclusive entrepreneurship — where anyone, anywhere in the world can sell, buy and succeed online.
Today, eBay’s reach stretches around the globe. We connect millions of sellers and buyers, as diverse as their interests, through sought-after items that meet needs, add to collections or simply bring joy. Millions of people find exactly what they’re looking for only on eBay — whether it’s a must-have of the moment or a rare find from decades past. United by shared values and interests, we inspire the creation of communities through our marketplace.
We don’t compete with our sellers, we are partners to them.
From that very first day when sellers open their virtual doors...
we are there with them — every step of the way. Success for us happens together.
We enable individuals...
entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to build their brands to perfectly fit their unique personalities and inventory with our tools, support, advocacy and outreach.
95% of sellers rely on eBay
Our marketplace isn't just a "nice to have" for our sellers; eBay is necessary to their success. Three in ten report that their businesses would not exist without eBay.
Many are new entrepreneurs
Some 45% of sellers identify as “accidental entrepreneurs.” These sellers say they didn’t intend to build a business but have turned their passions into professions through eBay.
eBay is accessible to all
94% of sellers describe eBay as being accessible to all. eBay has created a model of inclusive entrepreneurship — where anyone, anywhere can sell and succeed online.
eBay's 2022 Small Business Report
Our Small Business Report examines how our sellers start their businesses and how eBay plays a key role in their success.
We use technology to empower people.
We want our sellers to have a straightforward way to connect with buyers and our enthusiasts to find the items they’re searching for, while connecting with like-minded people around collections and passions. At eBay, our employees are creating these solutions through robust products and tools for our marketplace that are simple and seamless for our customers to use.
Our platform transcends borders...
to build community, bringing enthusiasts together and creating lifelong relationships around billions of unique items in a trusted experience.
Our technology provides...
everyone with the opportunity to thrive.
97% of women-owned...
small businesses on eBay are exporters with an average reach of 15 international markets.
80% of sellers report that eBay...
has helped them reach new markets around the world.
Our growth fuels the growth of communities.
Our community is committed to...
reaching out and empowering others, using our marketplace as a platform and a place to make a positive difference.
The ripple effect of our community’s efforts...
create waves of change, around the world — everywhere we live, work, sell and buy.
We create opportunities to thrive...
helping people find a sense of community and belonging — and sometimes, second chances.
eBay for Charity by the numbers
A single purchase through eBay for Charity can have a positive ripple effect among charities, its recipients and their local communities.
eBay Foundation by the numbers
Our eBay Foundation partners with nonprofits to make a real difference in the lives of entrepreneurs.
Together, we’re sustaining the future of our community.
Our customers, employees and company...
are committed to a healthier planet and thoughtful choices. Recommerce anchors how our community sells and buys on our marketplace. On eBay, pre-loved items become new treasures for buyers, and shoppers discover the value of off-season goods. Then buyers become sellers with their own items. The circular economy is central to who we are — and where we’re headed.
More than three-quarters of sellers surveyed use eBay to sell pre-owned goods.
What we do, we do for each other.
is as vibrant as our community and teams.
enable people to thrive and flourish wherever they live, play or work.
is to be a place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.