The heart and soul of eBay are the tens of millions of people that sell on our platform. They are a diverse, dedicated and endlessly passionate group of individuals. Some have faced adversity or doubt and overcome odds with eBay’s help, others have walked away from traditional careers to pursue their dream of becoming successful business owners. Come explore the stories that breathe color into our marketplace.
Exporter of the Year Award winner at The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony
Amit, 38, owns the Love Diamonds store on eBay where he sells jewelry. eBay sales make up almost a half of his revenue. “I chose to sell on eBay because I used to buy on the platform and saw that it was user-friendly and very pro-customer. eBay gives the customer confidence that someone is watching over the deal,” he says. “It helps us understand the customer, because we want the customer to always be satisfied.”
Lior and Liat Zabda
Widest sales geography Award winner at The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony
15 years ago, Lior and Liat Zabda left their jobs as economists and lawyers and took up online sales. They mainly sold various Jewish products such as shofars, lamps, collectibles, and more. After two years of learning, they broke the glass ceiling and now they are selling to over 100 countries around the world.
Michael Ben Raphael
Best customer service Award winner at The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony
Michael Ben Rafael has a unique business — he sells everything related to the table of elements. “I decided to sell internationally because there are millions of potential customers in the world,” he says, adding: “eBay is my main income. 99 percent of my customers are from abroad. In the last year, my revenue has increased by 50 percent.” He appreciates that eBay solves all the customer's problems, which also boosts the seller’s confidence.
Rising Star Award winner at The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony
Ziv Ashuri sells cosmetics and special care products that are customized to the customer's needs and produced without animal testing or preservatives. “I tried eBay eight months ago and realized they can take my business forward. Today 25% of our sales are overseas, and 95% of overseas sales are on eBay. The platform helps me reach a wider audience and find those people who are looking for products like mine.”
Sellers’ Choice Award winner at The eBay Exporter of the Year 2021 Ceremony
The winner in the Sellers’ Choice category is Galina Shabbat who started selling vintage, second-hand and recycled handcrafted fashion accessories on eBay a decade ago. “Since I have a hearing problem, I was looking for a platform that would meet my needs. I decided to try selling my hobbies — knitting, embroidery, jewelry, renovated and upcycled items. Today the store is an integral part of my daily life.”
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