Businesses can reach 179 million active buyers on eBay

  • Business
  • Monday, 15 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian businesses will be able to reach 179 million active buyers worldwide by listing their products on eBay’s global marketplace.

eBay South-East Asia seller growth head Wong Mei Inn said the country’s cross-border trade exports are still at a relatively nascent stage and there is a huge opportunity for more small businesses to join the ranks of eBay sellers.

“We have launched the six-month ‘Let’s eBay Academy Programme’, which is designed to incubate new sellers by sharing insights and hand-holding them, so they can successfully trade and sell to the global market,” she said in a statement.

Let’s eBay Academy Programme is a training workshop co-organised by eBay, Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) that aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs kickstart their e-commerce business and connect with the global marketplace of active buyers.

According to the Statistics Department, the digital economy contributed 18.2% to Malaysia’s gross domestic product in 2017 and has the potential to increase to 20% by 2020. — Bernama

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