Who's Protecting Small Resellers?

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Who’s Protecting Small Resellers?

“Who is protecting small second-hand e-comm resellers against government regulation and new legislation, and what are companies like eBay doing to protect reselling?”- Kevin Brown, The Commonwealth Picker

This is the question, Kevin the Commonwealth Picker asked me at the end of our interview, which you can read in last week's newsletter (read it here).

So, who is protecting small resellers?

I recently had the privilege to discuss this issue with Brian Burke, a senior manager for seller advocacy at eBay, and ask specifically what eBay is doing to help protect small resellers.

During our conversation, I was introduced to an important resource eBay has specifically for advocacy on behalf of sellers.

The Important Resource: eBay Main Street

So, what is eBay Main Street?

This is from their website:

eBay Main Street is a global grassroots action network that keeps you informed and engaged on public policy issues that affect e-commerce.

How does it work?

eBay Main Street is a community of entrepreneurs and resellers who make their voices heard about e-commerce public policies.

The group is open for anyone to join. Members have the opportunity to participate in grassroots campaigns directed at legislators to make their voices heard.

You can join for free by going to www.ebaymainstreet.com

This is a video from eBays Main Street Youtube channel that I found to be informative.

Does eBay ever work with other reselling platforms on legislation issues?

It depends on the issue. From my research, I found several times when eBay will work with other reselling platforms when it comes to legislation impacting e-commerce. The Coalition for 1099-K Fairness is a perfect example of this. eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, OfferUp, Etsy, Reverb, and Tradesy all lobbied together regarding tax threshold levels from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

So, what’s next?

For me, personally, I’m going to get involved. I believe the reselling community is strong and can be a force with a voice. I believe we, as resellers, can make an impact when it comes to legislation by 1. Building the community, and 2. Getting involved in the political arena.

Whether it’s casting a vote, writing a local representative, or even running for office, we all have the power to make an impact, especially as an entire community.

So what are you going to do to get involved? Reply to this email and let me know.

Also, you don’t want to miss my interview with Cary Williams, American Arbitrage, which is why you should keep an eye out for next week's newsletter!

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