U.S. of eBay Advocacy Day

U.S. of eBay Advocacy Day

Each year top SBAN members are invited to Washington, D.C. where they join eBay executives to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and discuss public policy issues affecting small businesses.

What We Did in D.C.

SBAN participants met with Members of Congress to share their stories and explain how current ecommerce public policy issues affect their small businesses. At the end of the event we held our annual Seller Showcase Celebration, where each participant showcased their eBay store in front of hundreds of attendees, including Members of Congress, eBay executives and other public policy influencers.

Internet Sales Tax

eBay opposes any attempt to impose Internet sales tax collection burdens on small Internet-enabled businesses. Legislation should create a fair, workable solution and ensure that independent small businesses can continue to compete and grow.


eBay believes that global trade rules should be modernized to ensure small businesses can participate in technology-enabled global commerce.

Tony de Vocht, Designcovers

Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

“There will always be a special place in my heart for eBay. If it wasn't for eBay, our lives would look totally different. It's what jumpstarted our business.”

Kyle Evans, Luxus & Invoco

Howell, MI, USA

"eBay is the core of our business. It has allowed us to grow into what we are today. We wouldn't be able to have the same reach without eBay.”

Media Coverage

We work with SBAN members to promote themselves and their businesses via local and national media outlets. Below are a few examples.

Maitland-based Jennifer Reichardt Recognized as eBay Top Seller

Jennifer Reichardt

Owner, Parkscole

Maitland, FL


Jordan Insley

Owner, Quickshipelectronics

Woodinville, WA & Indianapolis, IN

Local Company Recognized as eBay Top Seller, Participates in Capitol Hill Seller Advocacy Day

Joy Woodruff

eCommerce Manager, Sound of Tri-State

Claymont, DE & Morton, PA

Local Businesswoman Recognized as eBay Small Business Ambassador

Hawa Lukulay

Owner, Messie's Closet

West Columbia, SC

Dallas Businesswoman Recognized by eBay, Named Small Business Ambassador

Sophia Stevens

Owner, Sweet Pea Spices

Dallas, TX