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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, and Wolverhampton, UK, to train and empower local business owners to sell their unique inventory in a global marketplace.

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
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
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

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