Explore How the eBay Marketplace is Creating Opportunity for All

February 1, 2023

From the very beginning, the magic of eBay is how we connect people and build communities to create economic opportunity for all. Our founding principle is that people are basically good and it's an ethos that our founder, Pierre Omidyar, firmly believed when creating eBay. eBay recently launched a new The Magic of eBay page that is dedicated to highlighting all the ways we bring our purpose to life: putting our community first; creating technology that empowers our customers, providing everyone around the world the opportunity to thrive; supporting a more sustainable future; promoting an inclusive culture; and enabling economic opportunity for all. 

Whether you’re a seller, buyer or even a digital window shopper, we encourage you to check out the new page to learn more about how people all over the world are benefiting from the connections made on eBay, whether to start and grow businesses; partnering with nonprofits; extending the life of goods through recommerce; bringing a variety of enthusiasts together in a trusted marketplace; and helping people support their charities of choice. 

The site also spotlights some of the eBay Government Relations Team’s work to amplify how eBay is a level-playing field marketplace connecting small businesses with the global shopping community, regardless of their location. We have found that nearly every small business on eBay around the world is an exporter, and reaching far more markets with their goods than traditional businesses. This is helping to generate balanced and inclusive economic growth in communities worldwide.    

All of these elements are foundational to who we are as a company and we invite you to learn more about our culture, beliefs and purpose here