eBay user Chris Chapman, a flourishing online retailer, recently participated in a Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship roundtable where he shared how an Internet business model has been a key to his success. Read more
Last fall, eBay Main Street conducted an essay competition asking contestants: how a law or other government regulation has impacted their eBay business - or how enactment of a proposed law could impact their business in the future. The prize? A free trip for four to Washington, D.C., including a private tour of the U.S. Capitol building. We received a lot of great entries, but Jim and Kelli Shaw's essay stood out.
eBay buyers and sellers are driving Internet commerce across the globe, including Southeast Asia. Steven Liew, senior director and legal counsel for eBay Asia Pacific Government Relations, recently sat down with Thailand’s Make Money magazine to talk about the state of e-commerce during challenging economic times. Read the full interview
This week, The European Commission adopted new rules governing selective distribution, including protections against unnecessary online sales restrictions. The latest ruling recognizes the importance of online sales channels and e-commerce.
In April 2009, PayPal and Bill Me Later purchased software licenses from EverFi, a Web-based platform that teaches and certifies students in the core concepts of financial literacy, for use by students in San Jose, Calif. and Baltimore County, Md. Over the past year, the Baltimore County Public Schools were able to incorporate the software into the high school students’ curriculum.Click here to read the article from the PayPal Blog.
Ann Whitley Wood, an eBay Platinum Power Seller, responds to an article in the Dallas Morning News about the potential harms caused by Internet taxes on small businesses. Read the full article and Ms. Wood\'s letter to the editor.