Ebay, Akron-Area Merchants Tout Success of Pilot Retail Revival Program

Ebay, Akron-Area Merchants Tout Success of Pilot Retail Revival Program

by Jim Mackinnon
Chris Librie, center wearing blue vest, the head of global impact and giving for eBay, poses with city officials from Akron and Warren and local entrepreneurs during the Retail Revival Seller Celebration hosted by eBay on Thursday at The Well. [Karen Schiely/Beacon Journal/Ohio.com]

Chris Librie, center wearing blue vest, the head of global impact and giving for eBay, poses with city officials from Akron and Warren and local entrepreneurs during the Retail Revival Seller Celebration hosted by eBay on Thursday at The Well. [Karen Schiely/Beacon Journal/Ohio.com]

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We Care Tees was among 100 small businesses in #Akron and Warren selected to take part in @eBay Inc.’s first #RetailRevival one-year program. @eBayNewsroom http://bit.ly/2UdblxP by @JimMackinnonABJ for @ohiodotcom
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Rahman Wilder drives an Akron school bus by day and spends much of the rest of his time building his clothing business, We Care Tees.

We Care Tees was among 100 small businesses in Akron and Warren selected to take part in eBay Inc.’s first Retail Revival one-year program.

The Akron-based pilot program has come to what eBay and the merchants say is a successful end.

“I plan to continue to work with eBay,” Wilder said. “Just because the program ended doesn’t mean the relationship is gone.”

The Retail Revival program taught him how to be a better online merchant, he said.

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