Since 2005, eBay Inc. Main Street has grown to be a global network of ecommerce advocates run by the eBay Inc. Government Relations team. Today, Main Street boasts over 275,000 members and the government relations team works hard to update these individuals on public policy matters that could affect their ability to buy and sell online.
Today, more than 100 million individuals buy and sell things on eBay globally, totaling $60 billion in merchandise traded each year. eBay is the world’s largest engine for reuse, with over $100 billion in used items traded since 1998. And more than 110 million customers globally rely on PayPal, one of the world’s leading global payment companies, to safely and quickly make purchases and exchange money in 190 markets using 25 different currencies. As more and more small businesses begin to trade and export goods globally, eBay Inc. Main Street works to protect the interests of those whose livelihoods depend on the preservation of an open and prosperous business environment.