Export Revival

Helps train local business
Our innovative Retail Revival program helps train local business owners to sell their unique inventory in a global marketplace, while strengthening ties within their local business community.
Helps small businesses grow
Online trading helps small businesses grow. Still, not every business owner knows how to maximize what e-commerce has to offer, and that's where eBay comes in.
Online trading for growth
eBay’s Global Retail Revival program helps small businesses leverage online trading for growth. The program is already up and running in the United States, Canada, UK, Russia, Israel and other countries.

How it was

The Export Revival is part of the eBay global retail revival initiative. It focuses on small and medium-sized businesses around the world. Since its launch in 2018, many cities from the United States, Britain, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Russia and other countries have joined this initiative.


In March 2019, we launched the Retail Revival program in Israel, in cooperation with the Joint-Link program and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, to promote social and employment integration by creating an eCommerce community.
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The program is designed for manufacturers, business owners, and suppliers in the Galilee with a focus on the settlements of Yarka and Sakhnin, including manufacturers and suppliers in the fields of handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, and others.
«eBay offers a unique opportunity for small business owners in the Galilee, with its vast purchasing power of more than 180 million active buyers from around the world,» said Anna Pelkin, Head of Business Development for Israel and Eastern Europe. «This is a business lever for business owners in the Galilee and a great example for business owners all over the country to create new opportunities in the field of eCommerce.»
Fifty-five business owners selected for the project are benefitting from a comprehensive five-session training course that provides local business owners with tools for setting up an online store on eBay, as well as a personal coaching program by eBay experts, enrichment lectures, and special benefits for participants, such as exposure and promotion.
The program also provides training for business management, including product photography, inventory raising, marketing, and more.
Retail Revival is one of a series of investments made by eBay in Israel to promote the small business community and encourage exports and innovation.


From Yaroslavl city on the Volga River to the endless forests of Novgorod and the lakes of the Udmurtia region, Russia is home to historical industries and developed trade centers. For centuries local craftsmen have created and produced a variety of goods well-known for their outstanding quality.
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Today, entrepreneurs from three regions in Russia—Yaroslavl, Novgorod, and Udmurtia—are working to make their unique offerings better known on a global stage. Together with the local Centers of Entrepreneurship Support, eBay is helping small-to-medium business owners in these regions learn to sell online.
Through a program called Export Revival, more than 50 businesses across Russia are receiving mentoring from eBay, plus additional coaching from the Russian Export Center and PayPal, to gain the skills to grow their businesses internationally. These entrepreneurs already listed more than 600 goods in nearly every category on eBay from fashion, tableware, and toys, to gadgets, portable seabikes, and autoparts.
The program aligns with the Russian government’s priority focus to grow small- to medium-sized businesses, create new jobs, and increase export potential of small enterprises and companies.
«In 2019 the Export Revival project has upgraded not only by a bigger number of participants, but by setting more ambitious goals in Russia,» said Ilya Kretov, eBay GM for Russia, Israel and HiPo region. «We are working together with the regional Governors and Russian Export Center and have initiated the process of introducing zero VAT for Russian SMBs exporters on the state level. This will allow sellers from Russia to become more competitive on the global market.»

What do program participants get

eBay experts organize 5 degree training to help you organize your business on eBay
Your products will be more visible on ebay.com in a dedicated section on the program
Participation is completely free!

Export Revival is not hosted in your area. But you want to grow your business with eBay. Perhaps our Business Development Program is right for you.