Surge in new UK businesses trading on eBay

More than 36,000 new businesses started trading on eBay last year, the biggest rise since 2015, the online giant has announced.

The company said it believed digital retail would play a key role in the success of small businesses this year through growth in online sales.

Rob Hattrell, vice-president of eBay in the UK, said:

Britain's small business scene is booming, fuelled by a desire for greater flexibility, independence and empowerment.

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