Austin Texas Mural

This fall, eBay is expanding its Retail Revival program to the Texas capital. Applications are now open for Austin small businesses to join Retail Revival, the eBay program designed to equip local retailers with the skills and training needed to thrive on the marketplace.

One of the fastest-growing cities in the US, Austin is renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene. Austin is also home to one of eBay’s largest corporate offices.

For more than a decade, eBay has been an active member of the local community. In the last five years alone, our Austin office employees served over 4,500 volunteer hours in the city and supported dozens of nonprofits through grants and donations.

“Through our Retail Revival program, we want to deepen our reach into the Austin community and help more local small businesses bring their unique products to new customers around the world. We love our city, and we’re committed to ensuring that its continued growth is as inclusive and vibrant as Austin itself.”

Mike Petersen, head of eBay’s Austin office

Participating Retail Revival sellers receive comprehensive training, personalized coaching, and promotional support from our teams – all at no cost.

Austin joins other partner cities including:

Chris Holbrook, the owner of the Austin-based online footwear store “Sneaker Jesus,” noted that becoming an eBay seller enabled him to become a full-time entrepreneur and give back to his community.

“There is no other resource that has been a bigger contributor to my business’ success than eBay. Without eBay, we would never be able to get even a fraction of the exposure that we achieve with our listings. I’m thrilled to see Retail Revival program expanding to my hometown.”

Chris Holbrook, Owner Sneaker Jesus

eBay Retail Revival at Pecan Street Festival

In the lead-up to the program’s October 10 launch, eBay is also looking forward to joining Austin’s dynamic community of artists and makers at Pecan Street Festival, September 21-22.

As a festival sponsor, the marketplace will showcase some of the unique handmade products eBay has to offer at their booth, located near the intersection of 6th Street and Neches.

Austinites are encouraged to stop by to shop and for a shot at winning some great prizes.

The Retail Revival application period is open now and will close on Tuesday, September 24. Local businesses can learn more and apply at

READ MORE: eBay is taking applications from Baton Rouge retailers for Retail Revival

What do you think about eBay’s Retail Revival program? Please use the comments section below or head over to our Facebook Group for Small Business Sellers and interact with other small business owners.

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  1. Do you know if anymore cities are planned in the UK?

    It is good that ebay are proactively going out and helping bricks and mortar businesses.

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