eBay UK eBay for Business Awards 2023

eBay UK Launches 7th Annual eBay for Business Awards to Celebrate Inspirational Small Businesses

In a bid to acknowledge the unwavering dedication and resilience of entrepreneurs, eBay announced the launch of its seventh annual eBay for Business Awards.

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As the lifeblood of its online marketplace, small businesses have played an integral role in fostering thriving communities across the United Kingdom.

Despite facing challenging times, entrepreneurs have showcased an indomitable spirit and unwavering determination to pursue their passion for selling. Recognizing the significant contributions of these dynamic individuals, eBay UK is committed to honoring their hard work by shining a well-deserved spotlight on their achievements.

The eBay for Business Awards present an opportunity for small businesses to gain recognition for their exceptional efforts. Whether it’s a compelling success story, innovative strategies, or remarkable growth, entrepreneurs are invited to share their journeys and accomplishments with the world.

Six selected entrants will receive £10,000 each to further elevate their business, as well as grant them access to exclusive resources and support from eBay.

  • £10,000 to 6 eBay for Business Awards winners!
  • Be featured in an eBay Seller video
  • A business support package tailored to your business needs, including 3 months of 1:1 support from a dedicated Marketplace Advisor 
  • A private event at Westminster to celebrate all the winners

eBay UK Top Tips for Chance To Win One of the Awards

To craft a winning entry, participants are encouraged to take note of some top tips. It’s crucial to convey a compelling narrative that showcases the journey, challenges overcome, and the impact their business has had on their community.

  1. Tell your story: Showcase the best of your business and the journey you’ve taken to get to where you are today.
  2. Your aspirations: Give eBay an insight of your future goals, what makes you tick, and how £10,000 will help your business get there.
  3. Submit your entry: Make sure you submit your application entry by 11:59PM on 30 June 2023 to be in the running.
  4. Get shortlisted: Judges will select candidates for each category, before voting opens for the general public to choose their favorite.
  5. Get votes: Voting is open from 25 July to 7 August 2023. Don’t forget to ask your friends, family, and customers to vote!
  6. Evaluation: Winners will be determined by an eBay judging panel and public votes, each making a 50% contribution to the result.

Try to answer the questions below in your entry

  • How did your business journey start?
  • What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
  • What have you been able to achieve on eBay?
  • Have there been key moments in your journey? 
  • What are some roadblocks you have overcome?
  • How could winning £10,000 help you achieve your business goals?

Decide what category / categories to enter for

The eBay for Business Awards will be made up of 6 categories:

  • Above and Beyond Award
  • Business Growth Award
  • eBay Pioneer Award
  • Community Contribution Award 
  • Social Impact Award
  • Start-Up Award

Explore the categories

Discover the Perfect Match for Your Business. Delve into the diverse range of categories available (see detailed descriptions below) and find the ones that align best with your business.

By doing so, you can craft an entry that is not only captivating but tailored to showcase your accomplishments. While you have the freedom to enter multiple categories, eBay advises focusing on those that genuinely resonate with your business and highlight your unique eBay experience.

Take your time

Dedicate about 20 minutes to complete your entry, as it’s crucial to reflect on your thoughts before commencing the submission process. Find a comfortable environment, ensure refreshments are within reach, and begin crafting your entry.

Please be aware that once you commence, you won’t have the option to save your progress. Hence, it is vital to allocate enough time to ensure your submission reflects your best effort and ideas.

eBay for Business Awards Categories

The Above and Beyond Award seeks to honor businesses that consistently surpass expectations in their commitment to exceptional customer service. Have you been consistently praised for your outstanding efforts in catering to your customers’ needs? Can you provide an example of how you went the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction?

The Business Growth Award aims to acknowledge bold businesses that have developed their skills, seized promising opportunities, and utilized available tools to unlock fresh revenue streams or revamp existing ones, resulting in a significant increase in Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV).

The eBay Pioneer Award pays tribute to the dedicated and reputable sellers who have remained steadfast throughout their journey, harnessing the full potential of eBay to become the protagonists of their own remarkable success narratives. If you have a commendable track record of selling for 10+ years, accompanied by an impressive list of accomplishments during that time, this award is designed to recognize and celebrate your exceptional achievements.

The Community Contribution Award aims to honor exceptional individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the eBay Community. Are you someone who shares their wisdom and knowledge on a consistent basis? Have you extended a helping hand during crucial moments when it was most needed?

The Social Impact Award seeks to recognize social enterprises that display unwavering dedication to empowering their communities and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those most in need. These extraordinary businesses go above and beyond, tirelessly striving to pave the path towards a more equitable and sustainable world.

The Start-Up Award celebrates businesses that have harnessed the transformative force of imagination, innovation, and unwavering determination to not only establish a thriving venture but also create a significant positive impact on the world.

Next Steps

After the submission period, a panel of eBay judges will carefully review the entries and curate a shortlist of candidates for each category in this year’s eBay for Business Awards.

This is where the excitement begins, as the voting phase opens up to the eBay Community and the wider public. Spread the word and encourage your friends, family, and valued customers to cast their votes!

The winners will be determined through a fair and balanced approach, considering both community votes and judges’ scores. This ensures that the final decision reflects a combination of popular support and expert evaluation.

Remember, the deadline for submissions is on 30 June 2023. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your achievements in eBay’s for Business Awards.

Enter the eBay for Business Awards

Check out last year’s winners of the eBay for Business Awards.

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