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We are excited to work with you to help your business grow right from home in Lansing by making your products available to our 175M shoppers around the world.

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To participate in Retail Revival, applicants must:

  • Sell goods (not services) that align with one of eBay’s product categories and do not violate any eBay policy (e.g. by selling hate speech merchandise, ivory or guns)

  • Be based in the Lansing metropolitan area (Lansing and surrounding towns)

Beyond these requirements, the strongest applicants will:

  • Have a minimum history of one year of operations

  • Have a strong business plan that includes ecommerce as part of their growth strategy

  • Have a brick-and-mortar presence (a plus but not required)

  • Offer a range and depth of inventory at varying price points. In the past, top categories for successful Retail Revival sellers have included Fashion, Music, Electronics, Home & Garden, Sporting Goods and Motors (car parts and accessories)

  • Demonstrate a passion for and commitment to expanding their business

  • Have at least a basic level of comfort and competency with technology

  • Maintain an active social media presence

Prior online selling experience is not a requirement. Many of eBay’s most successful sellers started with a brick-and-mortar presence in their local town and expanded to ecommerce to reach a new, broader customer base.

Finally, while this program is primarily geared toward small businesses not yet selling on eBay, we are happy to consider existing eBay sellers who have not yet reached their potential on the platform and would benefit from dedicated support.

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We are excited to work with you to help your business grow right from home in Lansing by making your products available to our 175M shoppers around the world.

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