What Is Retail Revival?
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. Through Retail Revival, eBay is partnering with select cities in the U.S. and around the world to bring Main Street businesses to the global marketplace, all while bolstering local economies through the retail sector. The Retail Revival program offers local, brick-and-mortar businesses and budding ecommerce entrepreneurs 12 months of ecommerce training as well as access to special tools to boost their reach and revenue, including onboarding assistance, ongoing training, dedicated customer service, and promotional support. Retail Revival is bringing Main Street retailers to the world so we can shop small business from wherever we are.
Stay Local, Sell Global
Retail Revival represents a new movement to stay local and sell global. Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in communities around the world is central to our mission at eBay. Using technology for good, we aim to strengthen local communities, create new jobs, bolster the retail sector and grow local economies.
History of Retail Revival
eBay launched its pilot Retail Revival program in Akron, Ohio in March 2018. Through the program, participating Akron sellers have successfully launched their small businesses on eBay and collectively sold to customers in all 50 states and 63 countries to date. eBay launched its second partnership with the city of Lansing, Michigan in September 2018, and its third, with the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, in March 2019. eBay plans to build new partnerships with cities across in the U.S. and their local businesses in the near future.
Shop Local, Shop Small Business
The goal of Retail Revival is to enable local businesses to sell globally through new sales channels and revenue streams. Through the program, brick-and-mortar retailers and other small businesses can showcase their unique inventory to the world through eBay’s global marketplace. Shop handmade goods from local artisans and hand-curated inventory from local entrepreneurs – it’s all available through Retail Revival. Shop Retail Revival Fashion sellers for men and women’s clothing, watches, special occasion outfits, Matt & Nate handbags, eco-friendly accessories, and more. Shop Retail Revival bath & body sellers for natural soaps, cruelty-free cosmetics, and essential oil gift sets. Shop Retail Revival electronics sellers for Merge VR gear, EarthQuaker effects pedals, and more.