Retail Revival 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.

Expertise to Compete Globally

eBay is teaming up with the cities of Akron, OhioLansing, Michigan; Greensboro, North CarolinaHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and Wolverhampton, UK, to train and empower local business owners to sell their unique inventory in a global marketplace.

Greensboro is a city of makers. We have small businesses serving our community with everything from art to apparel to technology. We’re proud to have this opportunity to partner with eBay to enhance our businesses and give them the tools they need to grow, compete and succeed in the market.
Nancy Barakat Vaughan, Mayor of Greensboro
Strong, independent small businesses have always played an important role in our local economy and in shaping our character of place. As Halifax and Nova Scotia are working to embrace the innovation economy, we are proud to have this partnership with eBay Canada as an opportunity to keep local retailers competitive in a global marketplace.
Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality
eBay will provide valuable support to city retailers in the wake of a challenging national retail climate affected by changes in consumer behaviour and the economy. It is an exciting programme that will help businesses with their digital marketing and sales skills, giving them a solid platform for sustainable growth.
Roger Lawrence, City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor
The Retail Revival program will allow us to further support the growth of small businesses throughout the city. Lansing’s time is now, and it’s an honor that eBay chose our city as the next leader in local businesses utilizing their online platform.
Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing
We’re a proud partner with eBay; we’re very excited for them to be here. They’re going to give us the expertise for everyone to be able to compete in a global marketplace.
Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Akron

Local Small Businesses Partnering With eBay

Retail Revival News

Retail Revival In the News

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Akron, Warren businesses feel energized, better off after year-long Retail Revival partnership with eBay

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eBay selects Greensboro for a partnership to help local entrepreneurs expand their markets

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Can a legacy e-commerce brand help revive brick-and-mortar retail?

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eBay Takes a Look Back at Its Retail Revival Program

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Dozens of local businesses partner with eBay

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eBay helps local businesses sell online

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Other Ways eBay Accelerates an Inclusive Economy

Opportunity for All

eBay enables everyone to participate in—and benefit from—global commerce.

Impacting the Economy

U.S. small businesses on eBay employ more than 690,000 people. See the positive impact driven by eBay’s 6+ million sellers.

Read Our eBay Impact 2017 Progress Update

Our archive summary can be accessed here: 2016 Global Impact Summary