The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony

The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony

Celebrating success stories of eBay sellers from the emerging European markets.

Join our online award ceremony on October 21st 2021 to learn how to grow your business, sell to 100+ countries and provide the best customer service from eBay top sellers and eBay managers. We’ll be also celebrating the most inspiring business stories from sellers of the emerging European markets, so it’s your chance to stand-out.

It’s time to vote!

Recently, hundreds of sellers from the emerging European markets have shared their stories of success with us.
We want to thank everyone who has contributed!
It was difficult to choose the best from so many strong entries, but the eBay jury has picked 5 finalists. Select the most unique and inspiring story and vote for your winner!

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Join our online award ceremony on October 21st 2021 and find out the name of the winner

Meet the finalists in Sellers' choice nomination

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CategoryCollectibles; Crafts; Cameras & Photo; Jewelry & Watches; Everything Else

Andrew, the owner of falkon5599falkon5599, the store with antiques and collectible items

Andrew faced lots of challenges in his life — from the war in his hometown Luhansk and clinical death experience to his wife’s health troubles and having to build a new life from scratch. However, he has found the strength to turn his antiques hobby into a new business on eBay which is now the main job and revenue source for not only Andrew, but for his whole family.


Margaret Tonu, owner of Margaret Sacke Art store, 27 y.o.

Margaret’s lifelong dream was to become a successful artist – however, she never dared to believe that it might come true. eBay helped turn her passion into an occupation and provided her with a steady income during unstable pandemic times when Margaret and her husband became parents.

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CategoryEverything Else

Jacob Degn, the owner of jacodeg0 store with 3D printed autoproducts, 35 y.o.

Making innovative solutions for the old cars has always been Jacob’s big dream. When the pandemic hit his life he decided to focus on 3D printed car accessories which later became his new passion and business. Initially he was selling on small local platforms but one day he heard one phrase that changed the way of him doing business: “Do not only focus on little Denmark — focus on selling worldwide through eBay”.

CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CategoryParts & Accessories

Anel Sakić, the owner of IKRE d.o.o business, selling automotive parts & accessories, 28 y.o.

Anel joined eBay when he was going through an especially rough patch: he was out of a job, newly married, struggling with agoraphobia and anxiety. He joined eBay since it allowed working from home, and on the day he created an account and put up an item for auction, he already had a couple of bids. As he shares, it was a moment of pure joy that he would finally be worthy of himself and his family.

CountryCzech Republic

Olga Svobodova, ScaraBeads stores owner, 42 y.o.

Olga was a housewife and a mother, who strived for self-fulfillment, professional development, and financial independency. 10 years ago she started selling Czech beads on eBay. Back then, her business was basically a couple of boxes, which now transformed into an office building with a warehouse.

Meet our speakers

Jamie Iannone

CEO eBay Inc.

An innovative technology leader, Jamie has more than 20 years of experience in digital pure-play and omnichannel platforms for some of the world’s premier consumer-facing companies, including eBay from 2001-2009. A champion for small business, Jamie is passionate about leveraging cutting-edge technologies to make marketplaces inclusive and accessible to all.

Jamie’s Favorite eBay Experience:

On eBay, I sold a Hammond B-3 organ that I’ve owned since I was a teenager to a church. The day it was delivered, the pastor sent me a video of his organist playing it, and I joked with him that it never sounded that good when I played it!

Alon Paster

Head of commercial development at global emerging markets, eBay

Alon Paster, joined eBay in July 2021. Paster holds over 20 years of experience leading business organizations. In his role at eBay, Paster is in charge of the commercial development of eBay in over 200 countries. 

Alon’s Favorite eBay Experience:

My best eBay experience is when I was looking for a really rare pair of sneakers my older child wanted. I searched everywhere but was only able to find it on eBay. I will always remember his eyes and smile when he received them.

The winners in these nominations will be announced during the online event on October 21st 2021


Exporter of the Year

Apart from showing solid business results Exporter of the Year awardee is chosen based on a complex review of wide international sales geography, trusted business history and perfect customer service record.


Widest sales geography

The most geographically diverse seller, trading to the biggest amount of destinations in the last 52 weeks.


Best customer service

The top rated seller with thousands of positive reviews and sky-high ratings accumulated as results of years of best practice communication and service for eBay buyers.


Rising star

The most promising seller with the most dynamic positive business results, who started selling on eBay no earlier than 52 weeks ago.


Sellers’ choice

The winner of the open voting among top 5 seller stories, shared by entrepreneurs with the eBay team.

The online award ceremony will take place on October 21st 2021.

Don’t miss out on a chance to see it for yourself.