The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony has been held!
This unique event has united the best sellers in various categories from emerging European markets. Some have told their stories, shared their achievements and inspired us with their experience. Others were encouraged by advice on how to grow their business, sell to 100+ countries and provide the best customer service from top sellers and eBay managers.
During the ceremony, the winners in five categories were announced and received well-deserved awards. But this celebration wouldn't have happened without you! We thank everyone who’s voted for the Sellers’ Choice nomination and shared the pleasure of the meeting with us.
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Recently, hundreds of sellers from the emerging European markets have shared their stories of success with us.
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Meet the finalists in Sellers' choice nomination
Here are the stories of success from our winners
Exporter of the Year
Deimante Sejonaite, Rolandas Tarnauskas, Ernesta Grigaravičiūtė
poppri_fashion_auctions, Ukmergė, Lithuania
Deimante Sejonaite, Rolandas Tarnauskas and Ernesta Grigaravičiūtė are a part of POPPRI Fashion Auctions, a platform that sells collection leftovers of world-famous fashion brands by auction. The company's story began in 2012 in the small town of Siesikai, Lithuania, with only 300 inhabitants. Having started off with only 30 employees, their team now includes 120 people. Their shop has 140K positive reviews over the last year and more than 400K happy customers. POPPRI exports their items all over the world and believes their main strength is in telling the truth to their customers, creating item descriptions that correspond to reality.
Andrea Pop is a part of the family business that creates musical instruments in a small Romanian town Reghin. Her father has been an instrument maker for 35 years and for the last 25 years he runs a business called Ytu Pop Strings, where his entire family is involved. He believes the main asset in his business is his daughter Andrea, who is a professional cello player and helps to adjust the sound and functionality of each instrument once it’s made. This company entered eBay only last year, but thanks to the platform their instruments are already well-known and played across the world – in Europe, in the United States, Canada, even Japan, and China.
Widest sales geography
Olgerdas Trakimas is Head of Sales at Elart. The company started off in 1995 with engine repairs but eventually shifted to selling spare parts. The team has chosen eBay because they wanted to reach worldwide buyers, and they succeeded greatly – now the company has clients in more than 149 countries around the world. Elart’s overseas sales account for 15% of the company’s total revenue growth. The team believes the secret to their success is always caring about customers’ needs.
Best customer service
Konstantinos Spiliadis is owner of YouHerbIt_Hellas store, which is located in Patra, Greece, and specializes in herbs, teas, spices and handmade olive oil soaps. He began to operate the company In 2011, together with his mother in the basement of his house. 10 years later Konstantinos’ business has 9 employees and receives 60-70 orders on a daily basis. YouHerbIt_Hellas is trusted by the customers greatly – only last year the team received 2,500 positive reviews. Konstantinos shares the universal secret of his success: “The common language we have with all our customers is respect, honesty, and understanding, which translates very easily into all languages.”
Olga is ScaraBeads stores’ owner, living in Czech Republic. Before starting her business, she was a housewife and a mother, who strived for self-fulfilment, professional development, and financial independence. 10 years ago she first tried selling overseas on eBay and realized that it brings her great joy of communicating with clients from all over the world, and excitement whenever a purchase is made on the other side of the world. Back then, her business was basically a couple of boxes, which now transformed into an office building with a warehouse and a team that spans across the world.