eBay Canada – eBay is American multinational e-commerce based in San Jose, California, that brings together buyers and sellers from different walks of life through its website. It was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. It’s an online auction for and shopping website, in which people buy abs sell different goods worldwide.
eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. Sellers are charged a certain fee after they’ve exhausted their limited free listing and also when they’ve sold their goods, but it’s absolutely free for buyers. As of 2019, eBay was already in operation in 32 Countries, we’re only interested in eBay Canada here.
eBay Canada launched an accelerator called “Up and Running” a few months ago, which is aimed at supporting traders without e-commerce transitioning to online business due to the Corona Virus pandemic, in other for those sellers to be able to make sales.
The program provided financial relief and resources to support small businesses by waiving selling fees through June 20 (up to 500 sales) and offering a free basic store for a three-month period to assist businesses with cash flow.
The majority of eBay Canada sellers are small businesses from across the country. They embody what it means to stay local and sell global,” explained Rob Bigler, general manager of eBay Canada. “Up & Running reflects our sense of responsibility and a commitment to retailers whose physical stores are temporarily closed and who lack an international e-commerce channel. We are putting every resource into making it simple and cost-effective for them to quickly set up on eBay and resume selling.”
The “Up & Running” will also help existing online business owners to reach buyers far and near. Other benefits include a $35 coupon for eBay branded shipping supplies, a free basic eBay store for 90 days, and powerful selling tools and insight. eBay Canada said it is also highlighting small business sellers on its website to make it easier for Canadian shoppers to support local retailers.
The program was built on already established eBay curriculum which had been accepted in cities worldwide.
Steps to Setting Up an eBay Store
- Register your business account on the Canadian registration page and connect the payment method you would be using.
- Check your My eBay Messages Centre to activate the promotional offer. Once activated, look for a confirmation message in your My eBay Messages Centre within 10 days.
- Get selling tips and tricks from our Up & Running onboarding materials.