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At eBay, our mission is to create opportunity for all. Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in communities around the world is central to this mission – it’s why we come to work each day, and it’s why we’re here in Lansing. After a nationwide search, Lansing was selected based on the strength and diversity of its local retail community and the City of Lansing’s robust support of small business.
What Is Retail Revival?
Retail Revival is a unique program that harnesses the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace to support and grow small businesses, strengthen local economies and foster vibrant community growth. Launched in select cities in 2018, retailers are learning from eBay how to reach new markets and attract customers from virtually anywhere in the world.
Benefits of Retail Revival
Retail Revival is a 12-month program that offers participating small businesses ongoing support to launch and grow on eBay. Specifically, participants can look forward to:
|Onboarding Support: eBay will help Retail Revival participants get started on eBay, including setting up their accounts and stores.|
|Training & Education: Retail Revival sellers will participate in a comprehensive training program that covers eBay selling basics as well as strategies for getting the most out of eBay’s platform and tools for boosting sales.|
|Ongoing Support: Retail Revival sellers have access to a dedicated customer service team that will provide strategic guidance and troubleshooting support to enable their growth on eBay.|
|Store Subscription: Retail Revival sellers receive a complimentary one-year Premium store subscription, which offers free listings, shipping supplies and other valuable perks.|
|Marketing & PR: eBay will highlight and help drive traffic to participating sellers’ eBay stores through a dedicated landing page on eBay.com. eBay will also feature select Retail Revival sellers across its online properties and social media channels and continually seek coverage of the Retail Revival program with local, regional and national press outlets.|
General eBay Benefits
In addition to the benefits uniquely offered through the Retail Revival program, eBay offers many general perks and opportunities that will help your business grow.
Here are some of the things our sellers love most about eBay:
Massive customer base. 177M active buyers use eBay in 190 markets worldwide.
Global reach. 97% of eBay commercial sellers (sellers with more than $10,000 in sales annually) sell internationally.
eBay’s an ally, not a competitor. As a pure marketplace, eBay only succeeds when its sellers succeed. That’s why we are committed to supporting and enabling our sellers every step of the way.
Variety of value. While many customers continue to look to eBay to find their second-hand treasures, 80% of items now sold on eBay are new and unused.
No bidding required. 89% of items on eBay are listed at a fixed price, not auction.
World-class infrastructure at your fingertips. Whether it’s tools to ship globally with ease or customized promotional tools, eBay offers solutions that meet sellers’ needs no matter where they are on their business journey.
Fair transaction fees. At just 10%, eBay’s transaction fees are lower than many competitors (and some categories offer even lower final value fees).
Mobile Friendly. The majority of American consumers now use their mobile devices to make purchases. eBay’s highly-rated app has been downloaded 429 million times.
- Opportunities to give back. Sellers can donate a percentage of their proceeds to any nonprofit registered on eBay for Charity. Since its inception in 2003, eBay for Charity has generated over $800M in donations to organizations serving communities around the world. In support of these generous contributions, eBay reduces its transaction fees by the same percentage of the donation for each eBay for Charity sale.