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.
Brazil Shop, Brasil
André Magalhães is an avid collector of toys and comic books whose favorite hobby was browsing marketplaces to find unique and rare pieces to add to his collection. However, the variety of items available in Brazil was limited. This is how, in 1999 he discovered the eBay platform for the first time, the ideal place to buy items from around the world that he could hardly find in his native country.
Tropical Plantae, Porto Rico
Iván Blazquez decided to start his online business as a way to earn additional income apart from his daily work. He chose eBay to start this project as it seemed to him the most friendly and simple platform for such projects. About a year ago, Tropical Plantae, Iván's online store, opened its virtual doors to consumers interested in buying plant products. The objective of the store is the reforestation of the planet and sustainable food production.
The story of Bernardo Brum and his RetroMotorTeile store has been full of ups and downs. However, this entrepreneur has found a way to merge his passion for retro cars with a successful global business on eBay.
Auto Diagnostic, Chile
Isabel Durán & Guillermo González
Marthangela Di Ciero
The Patch Lab, Mexico
Juan Manuel Sánchez
The Collection Experts, Colômbia