eBay Lights Up a Virtual Holiday Market to Bring Unique Gifts from Small Businesses to Shoppers at Home
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay today unveils The Holiday Marketplace -- a virtual celebration of small businesses that's filled with a curated selection of unique and thoughtful gifts. Holiday markets account for a sizable portion of small business holiday sales; however, the majority have been canceled this year. In a season where many traditions have needed to evolve, eBay has created a new way for shoppers to browse and buy holiday gifts from small, independent merchants, who need the support now more than ever.
eBay's first-ever virtual Holiday Marketplace on the @eBay Pinterest page, shines a light on nine small businesses with a wide range of items, from collectible sneakers to one-of-a-kind luxury accessories, vintage toys, hand-drawn cards, and more. In addition to finding shoppable collections, visitors can check out festive inspiration and advice from the sellers themselves - eBay's gifting experts.
The superstar lineup of small businesses on The Holiday Marketplace include:
"Many of our sellers rely on in-person events for an extra sales boost this time of year, and buyers look forward to holiday markets for gift inspiration," said Jordan Sweetnam, Senior Vice President and General Manager for eBay's North America Market. "In a year where many holiday shopping traditions will look very different, eBay helps to give our sellers new ways to connect with buyers who want to find one-of-a-kind gifts and support small businesses."
"The closure of holiday markets severely affects my small business - 70 percent of my holiday sales stems from them," said Danielle Capotosto, owner of Dippity and Snark. "The holiday marketplace from eBay is a great opportunity to reach new customers. I'm leaning heavily on online sales and my eBay store this season!"
eBay, a partner to small businesses everywhere for the past 25 years, has taken extra steps to implement support and relief for sellers during these unprecedented times. Most recently, eBay developed "Up & Running," an accelerator program that helped Main Street retailers without an e-commerce presence transition to selling online - representing a pledge of up to $100 million in support for small businesses across North America.
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