eBay partners with the International Trade Centre to help SMEs in developing countries become more competitive in global markets

San Jose, California, 2016-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has joined forces with the International Trade Centre (ITC) – a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations — to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries to take advantage of the opportunities offered by global digital commerce.

eBay’s Vice President for Greater Europe, Eben Sermon, and ITC Executive Director, Arancha González, announced the collaboration at the annual meeting of ITC’s Joint Advisory Group in Geneva on July 4, 2016.

With more than 162 million active users globally, and 900 million product listings, eBay’s marketplace provides a perfect match for export-ready companies supported by ITC’s e-Solutions program. The program provides training and advisory services to SMEs in developing countries to help them overcome barriers to trade and trade digitally.

ITC helps SMEs to become more competitive in global markets, contributing to sustainable economic development within the frameworks of the Aid-for-Trade agenda and the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Under the agreement, eBay’s marketplace will give these companies the opportunity to open ‘anchor stores’ on eBay – providing them with greater online visibility, and the chance to reach more customers.

SMEs participating in ITC’s e-Solutions program will also have access to eBay’s network of fulfillment centers, making logistics more cost-effective. And they’ll benefit from eBay’s cutting-edge e-commerce research, allowing them to leverage this knowledge and better position their offerings in selected target markets.

“Partnering with eBay is an important step in scaling up ITC’s e-Solutions program and will help us to continue to bring SMEs onto the digital highway,” Arancha González said.

“Together we will collaborate to provide tools and platforms to SMEs throughout the developing world to help them take advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital economy.”

eBay’s Vice President for Greater Europe, Eben Sermon added: “Collaborating with ITC allows eBay to connect with enterprises in developing countries that are currently absent from the world of e-commerce. It is a model for Connected Commerce that can contribute to better trade and economic growth where it is most needed, and it will open up a world of new products for our customers across the world.”

eBay will also provide training — to complement that offered by ITC – aimed at helping companies to optimize their product listings; providing insights into best practices in online promotion, and improving skills in analytics and inventory management.

Kick-starting the partnership, eBay and ITC — in collaboration with logistics company DHL — have organized an e-Commerce Caravan that is currently touring Switzerland.

In Geneva, from June 30 to July 5, entrepreneurs from Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Syria will be showcasing products that sold online. On July 6 and 7, the e-Commerce Caravan will be at eBay’s headquarters in Zurich.

Contact:
United States: press@ebay.com

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eBay partners with the International Trade Centre to help SMEs in developing countries become more competitive in global markets
eBay partners with the International Trade Centre to help SMEs in developing countries become more competitive in global markets

 

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eBay appoints Alyssa Cutright Vice President of Global Payments

Cutright will lead eBay’s global strategy and operations of billing and payments.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, we are welcoming Alyssa Cutright, eBay’s new Vice President of Global Payments. In this new role, she will lead eBay’s global strategy and operations of billing and payments.

Payments are a critical part of the commerce ecosystem, and Alyssa has extensive industry experience, including 10 years spent at PayPal (formerly an eBay company) in a variety of critical roles, including leadership of the Financial Services (Core Payments), Risk Management, and North America Product teams.

“We are pleased to welcome Alyssa back to the eBay family. Her experience and leadership in the payment industry will help us deliver improved experiences for our sellers and buyers,” said Hal Lawton, SVP of North America, eBay.

Alyssa joins us from payments startup Plastiq where she was responsible for overall operations. Previously, she led international expansion for Square. Earlier in her career, Alyssa spent 10 years at Wells Fargo Bank. She is a graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara.

Contact:
United States: press@ebay.com

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eBay appoints Alyssa Cutright Vice President of Global Payments
eBay appoints Alyssa Cutright Vice President of Global Payments

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“Open for Business”: eBay and Gimlet Creative launch new podcast featuring valuable lessons in entrepreneurship

“Open for Business” features insight and advice from small business owners and industry experts, showing how to start your own company.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — When she was in third grade, Corri McFadden started a sticker trading company during recess. “Everyone would trade their stickers, and they would go through me,” she says. “In order to trade stickers you belonged to the club, and I’m the one who would barter the trade.”

It’s no wonder that today, McFadden runs one of the Internet’s most successful designer consignment businesses. Her multi million dollar Chicago-based venture, EDrop-Off, has sold over 200,000 items. She built it from the ground up over the last 12 years.

Corri’s story is the first of dozens that will be highlighted – and tapped into – for valuable lessons in entrepreneurship as part of eBay and Gimlet Creative’s new podcast, Open for Business. The series debuted today on iTunes, Soundcloud, and anywhere you download podcasts.

At eBay, we’ve been witness to the thrill of entrepreneurship for more than 20 years, as we have partnered with small business owners on our marketplace to help them grow their businesses and pursue their dreams. Success is exciting – but it can also be daunting and bring with it a whole host of new challenges.  And while there is no magic formula, we do everything possible to help entrepreneurs every step along the way.

Open for Business shows how to build a business and talks to entrepreneurs about what keeps them up at night. Combining humor and intelligence, each episode tackles some of the most basic – and most difficult – questions new business owners face: How do you know when to quit your day job? What should you look for when hiring? And, it examines the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of starting a company.

This podcast also marks the launch of Gimlet Media’s in-house creative agency, Gimlet Creative.  Named one of the world’s 10 most innovative media companies by Fast Company, Gimlet was founded by veterans of This American Life and NPR . (You can listen to the story of Gimlet’s entrepreneurial beginnings in its own podcast, StartUp.)

Gimlet Creative is all about working with brands to tell great stories, and reach audiences on a deeper level.

To host this podcast, we tapped into John Henry, founder of Harlem’s first venture capital fund, Cofound Ventures, and an entrepreneur himself: He built and sold an on-demand dry-cleaning startup by age 22.

Charming and relatable, Henry has a knack for bringing out the best in his subjects, with some laugh-out-loud moments along the way. “There’s zero room for error,” a cemetery owner tells Henry, explaining the importance of hiring good employees. “You can’t put the loved one in the wrong space.”

The first “Open for Business” episode – The Entrepreneurial Mind – is available now and looks at what it means to be successful. Are people born with an “entrepreneur” gene? Do certain personality types fare better than others? When is it better to sell your company than stay? Check it out here, and be sure to visit our “Open for Business” page, where we’re posting behind-the-scenes details from the podcast and other interesting tips.

Contact:

United States: press@ebay.com

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“Open for Business”: eBay and Gimlet Creative launch new podcast featuring valuable lessons in entrepreneurship

“Open for Business”: eBay and Gimlet Creative launch new podcast featuring valuable lessons in entrepreneurship

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eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

He has strong experience with community engagement and has led diversity efforts at several technology companies.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay has hired Damien Hooper-Campbell to serve as eBay’s first Chief Diversity Officer.  Damien brings to this role deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion and experience spanning the technology industry, finance sector and academia.  He will be responsible for leading eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster an inclusive culture at eBay.  Starting on July 18, Damien will be based in the company’s San Jose, CA headquarters and report to Kristin Yetto, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer.

“Since our founding, the power of inclusion, diversity and opportunity has been a central part of eBay’s cultural values, our purpose and business success,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay, Inc.  “Damien’s experience, insights and leadership will enable us to build further on the strong foundation we have established over many years and advance eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment to a new level.”

“eBay is one of the pioneers in harnessing technology to level the playing field by creating a global marketplace that is truly inclusive and diverse,” said Damien Hooper-Campbell.  “I look forward to leading eBay’s efforts to foster an even more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace, which I believe can contribute to increased innovation and even better engagement with eBay’s hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers around the world.”

Damien brings to eBay extensive experience in Diversity and Inclusion, and has worked across the non-profit sector, finance, technology and academia.  Previously, he was the first Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Uber Technologies.  Before that, he was a Diversity Business Partner and Community Strategist for Google’s Diversity, Integrity and Governance Division.  Prior to that, he was a Vice President within the Pine Street Leadership Development Group at Goldman Sachs.  Before that, Damien was an Assistant Director of Minority Initiatives for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board. He also worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, and served the Harlem, NY community as an Associate Program Officer for Program and Non-Profit Investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.  Damien received his B.A. in economics from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Damien is 37 years old.  He is currently relocating from Oakland, CA to San Jose, CA.

Contact:

eBay Headquarters
2065 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125
USA
(408) 376-7400

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eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

eBay announces the appointment of Damien Hooper-Campbell as its first Chief Diversity Officer

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