Founded in 1995, eBay is a global e-commerce company which connects millions of buyers (147m in 2021) and sellers (17m) in more than 190 markets around the world through its Marketplace platforms. These platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com and its localized counterparts, including off-platform businesses in Japan and Turkey, as well as eBay’s suite of mobile apps. As a global (r)e-commerce player and third-party marketplace, its technologies and services are designed to provide buyers choice and a breadth of relevant inventory from around the globe, and to enable sellers’ access to eBay’s buyers worldwide.
Social inclusion is a vital component in building a sustainable society. Individuals and groups need to be and feel able to develop themselves and prosper. eBay's purpose is to empower people and create economic opportunity for all through its technology for its global community of users. Consequently, the company enables people to build businesses on its platforms. eBay offers a highly accessible way - with a low cost of entry for sellers - for all types of users to interact in a global marketplace that is inclusive and connects all people of all backgrounds.