The 3 Big eCommerce Marketplaces Show Support For Ukraine Through Current Conflict
The largest three US marketplaces, Amazon, eBay, and Etsy have now all publicly made statements showing support in a number of ways to Ukraine and its people amidst the current conflict in the country. This started on Monday when Etsy CEO Josh Silverman announced that Etsy would be wiping the balance of all Ukrainian sellers thought to total approximately $4 million. Since then, both Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and eBay CEO Jamie Iannone have also pledged their company’s backing to Ukraine.
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Amazon’s Support For Ukraine
In a tweet that went out on Wednesday evening in the US Andy sent the following message to his followers.
“We’re supporting humanitarian relief NGOs on the ground with cash donations from Amazon and our employees, logistics to get supplies to people needing them, and cyber security assistance to companies and governments.”Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon. via Twitter
Not only are Amazon and its employees supplying cash donations to humanitarian NGOs in Ukraine, but they also pledged both logistics support for supplies from their impressive network, as well as cyber security assistance no doubt from AWS, the branch of Amazon that Andy used to run before taking the CEO role.
eBay’s Support For Ukraine
This morning, eBay CEO Jamie Iannone also released a statement, choosing LinkedIn as his platform of choice to announce how eBay was helping those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. A few days earlier eBay had already announced that they had put in place their famous seller protections which are often reserved for natural disasters here in the US.
Going further than that, however, Jamie also announced that eBay would be matching their employee’s donations to causes that support Ukraine at a 2:1 ratio. He also mentioned how through the eBay Give at Checkout option there will be an option to support Ukraine relief organizations and that eBay will also match a portion of customer contributions.
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Dave is a Co-Founder of eSeller365. For over 10 years he has been involved with eCommerce with a particular interest in the marketplaces and the huge opportunities available for sellers when utilizing a multi-channel strategy. After a year of being the UK’s youngest eCommerce consultant, he built an education platform called UnderstandingE that showed the world how to utilize Magento as the “Third Generation of Multi-Channel software”.
Dave has also created a YouTube channel dedicated to entrepreneurship and eCommerce as well as a podcast dedicated to mental health awareness. When Dave isn’t working his main interests include learning and playing Chess, researching the Crypto and NFT space, and trying to find the nearest beach.