eBay has unveiled its first UK ‘concept store’, offering around 40 small businesses the chance to sell and showcase their products. The pop-up, based in Wolverhampton for a month, was opened this morning by Eleanor Smith, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West.
”The small retailers taking part in Wolverhampton's retail revival have already shown that physical and online retail can survive, and thrive, together. They have achieved more than £2-million in sales as of March and many have employed more staff as a direct result of the partnership,” says Rob Hattrell, VP of eBay in the UK.
"This pop-up store aims to take that growth, and the value of this programme, to the next level. It will explore how stores of the future could combine technology with that vital human connection to powerful effect, whatever the size of the business."