eBay has long been one of the leading platforms for businesses looking to showcase their products across the globe.
The Roadshow is currently touring across 12 different cities in the UK – supported by British Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Britain.
It is aimed at people looking to do one of the following:
- Start their own business.
- Scale their own small business.
- Network, sell more online and support others.
Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce was proud to be a partner for this superb event which was jam-packed full of content dedicated to helping people start, scale and share their eBay business.
There were practical tips on launching, inspiration from local entrepreneurs, special guests and dedicated one-to-one support.
Guests were able to hear directly from a panel of eBay sellers about what their journeys have been like so far, which support programmes they have made the most of, and listen to top tips.
Speakers on the day were Sarah Bryant, Director of SMBs, eBay; Katherine George, Director of Oh So Social; Adam Bastock, Founder of Small99; and Josh McWilliams, UK Exports Lead, eBay, while Devon & Plymouth Chamber CEO Stuart Elford was also on hand to join the expert panel.
Sarah spoke about the must-have foundations of an eBay store, covering what makes the perfect listing, how to stand out when buyers search for your products, how to use Terapeak to do product research, and how to use all the tools at your disposal in Seller Hub.
Afterwards, there were dedicated sessions about eBay’s seller support programs run by senior experts from across eBay – on everything from eBay Fulfilment, to the Global Shipping Program, to Promoted Listings, and Working Capital.
Businesses got the opportunity to learn about eBay’s Start-up Scale-up initiative, a 12-week programme that pairs new businesses with Marketplace Advisors for free.
There was also a free bar, giveaways and access to local manufacturers and suppliers.
Stuart Elford said: “The Devon & Plymouth Chamber has a long and proud history of supporting local businesses of all sizes.
“The eBay Business Roadshow mirrors our own mantra of putting our members in front of potential clients and customers, opening new markets, and giving them extra expertise to help them grow.
“Our Chamber events programme is packed with opportunities to learn, collaborate and build powerful new connections.
The eBay Business Roadshow will be visiting more locations across the UK in 2022 and 2023, with the next one taking place in Cardiff on 17 November. Find out more here.