Monday, December 13, 2004

Small Business Targeted By eBay

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The following article indicates that eBay is now marketing its services as the place for small businesses to set up shop, sell excess inventory and seek out equipment bargains. It is a far cry from doing business on a large scale internationally but for those who like the idea of saying they at least sold a customer in a place outside the United States, it's worth your effort.

Here's what the article states and it appears there is nothing new being reported beyond what Anita Campbell already covered at Small Business Trends:

• Two key trends: increasing numbers of Internet users and growing global e-commerce. Citing data from IDC, which provides information technology research, Toney said Internet users will grow to 1.1 billion in 2007, from 702 million in 2003. Global e-commerce is expected to grow to $7.1 trillion in 2007, from $1.6 trillion in 2003.

If there was a way that eBay could allow people to sell cases, pallets and containerloads of merchandise one transaction at a time, then I see eBay as a platform to a most remarkable e-commerce future for all of us. But until then, all eBay small-biz shops will just have to settle for selling one single Beanie Babie in Japan, one Pez dispenser in Ireland and one Marilyn Monroe doll in Argentina to make a claim that they are now operating as a global small business.

To read the article, visit: Small business targeted by eBay

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