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#eBayStories – Play a starring role in eBay’s latest campaign
Could you or your business play a starring role in eBay’s latest campaign? If you are an eBay lover or seller with a great story to tell then you could win a professional shoot to record your #eBayStory and have your business or eBay tale promoted across eBay’s social media. Here at Tamebay we always love hearing about our readers stories, so we’ll be sure to highlight the #eBayStories here as well as soon as they are made public.
eBay UK has launched #eBayStories, a social campaign that puts sellers and buyers at its very heart by sharing stories of the eBay community. The online marketplace is launching a competition to find its next #eBayStory. eBay will send a professional film crew to the successful entrant to capture their story to publish and promote across its social channels. To enter, all you need to do is send your story and requested details outlined below to eBaystories@ebay.com.
Whether you have an inspirational business start-up story, or have made an eBay purchase that simply changed your life, eBay will be utilising its social channels to share far and wide the tales that keep the online marketplace ticking – could the next #eBayStory be yours?
“eBay is a platform that truly connects people. The small and medium businesses that sell on our platform are some of the most hardworking in the country, and our buyers are some of the most passionate. That’s why we’ve created #eBayStories; a series of videos showcasing the amazing people that make eBay what it is today, and we encourage all businesses and customers of eBay to share their stories for a chance to be featured and promoted on our channels.”
– Rob Hattrell, Vice President, eBay UK
How to enter #eBayStories
- Write a short entry about your #eBayStory – 700 words max
- Submit your entry with your details to eBaystories@ebay.com
- Include your: eBay user ID, Name, Telephone, Email address, Business address and Business name (if applicable)
Entries must be in by the 17th of May and the winner will be chosen by the 17th of June, with the video shoot taking place before the 17th of November (realistically probably much sooner). Full terms and conditions are available here.
- A videography and photography team to either visit you at your business premises, or your location of choice, as mutually agreed in writing between you and eBay, to capture your #eBayStory
- This will be shared across eBay’s social channels and promoted under the #eBayStories campaign
This competition follows the launch of eBay’s recent SMB anthem which features a variety of eBay sellers and their common hard-working ethic and determination to run successful businesses. From pet supplies, to luxurious home furnishings – the anthem showcases a variety of businesses that all make a living by selling on the platform. Watch the video and read their #eBayStories for inspiration to enter the competition.
Our personal review on ebay as a company: Being an ebay seller is possibly one of the worse things our company have taken on. Its so much hard work and we are not treated with enough trust or respect as a company the whole system is also a very slow process. We are constantly having to contact ebay to resolve issues , simple things such as releasing our funds in time. We are selling items , some abroad and having to front postage and wait for payments for up to three weeks from the ebay sale, we were told funds clear once the items are delivered but this has proven over and over to be untrue. The site has a glitch also and items are being duplicated and still advertised after they have sold. We have also found some problems with buyers damaging items and returning them or claiming defect and returning tampered items- there is not enough support for sellers just an easy way for buyers to manipulate the return process, which we pay for. Contacting and communicating with customer services is not an easy task as most just do not seem human enough or care to understand the problems we face trying to use the site. The premium we pay to use ebay on top of the extra time and problems created by using it we have worked out that we are currently running at a loss and is not a profitable direction for our company. Hopefully someone at ebay can read this and understand the real issues sellers face by trying to overcome the brick wall they push us up against. Ebay would be a much better site to use if they respected sellers more and made it actually worth while to sell through them.
I LOVE EBay, buying and selling!!
I’ve sold lots of household item’s we no longer needed, clothes the girl’s had outgrown too! Find it so easy to understand and list, all really there to be followed, even for a bored old Mum like me!
I now think I have found a little niche for myself………..and as my family have all grown up and all working full time, now have the time to source my products in the hope of importing them and starting a new little business which I can work around my family and home……….now how cool is that??
The beauty of Ebay is that you can be selling thing’s and making money without having to be at the computer or stood in a shop with a massive rent and lease tied around your neck!
Once I test the market and my new product sells, I’ll then go full on and open an Ebay shop……………..watch this space!!