Lean on a Global Community

Lean on a Global Community

Looking at the year ahead, I’m reminded of the saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It rings especially true with eBay where our marketplace exists to uplift and bring people together. 

For Canadian entrepreneurs, eBay connects your business to millions of buyers from more than 190 markets. In fact, the vast majority – 99 per cent – of Canadian small businesses on eBay export to an average of 18 countries. 

Consider the Quebec-based small business that caters to car-lovers from across the globe looking for the missing part to complete their latest restoration. Or the collectibles seller from a small town in Ontario with customers from Japan to Peru – players of games and fans of athletes that are taking the world by storm. And what about the boating supply store in Halifax that went from a seasonal to year-round business by reaching buyers in the southern U.S. and beyond?

With eBay, it is possible to stay local and go global. Our teams and tools are designed to make it easy to set up an online store, and we are committed to our sellers’ success. We don’t own any inventory, so we’re never competing with your business – we win when you win.

If you aren’t using a global marketplace already, let 2024 be the year you take the next step with eBay. Together, we’ll go far.


Garry Thaniel

Senior Director and General Manager of eBay Canada

Garry Thaniel is the Senior Director and General Manager of eBay Canada. He previously served as General Manager of Sneakers on eBay’s Verticals Leadership Team (VLT) where he drove innovation, growth and unique consumer experiences, propelling eBay’s Sneakers category to secure the market leader position in the overall space.

With 15+ years of experience as a business executive in the retail sector and management consulting, Thaniel’s expertise in balancing strategic planning and tactical execution led him to be the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at In stride for their retail and consumer goods sectors. Prior to In stride, Thaniel served as CEO of ONA Designs International, LLC, a purveyor of fine bags and accessories for the photography, creative professional and travel marketplace. He has also held several leadership roles with Sears Holding Corporation, The Grayson Group, GS1, AT Kearney, and Macy’s. His career started at Lord & Taylor where he helped launch several new brands, including Lilly Pulitzer, Eileen Fisher, Tommy Bahama and more. He also led planning for the Premium Denim business, where he grew its offering from eight to thirty-three stores, and helped launch brands such as Hudson, Diesel, Citizens of Humanity, and Seven.

Thaniel is an alumni from Harvard Business School and Bucknell University where he is still an active member of the Bucknell University Trustee Board and Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Directors. He has also served as a Board member of the Bucknell University Alumni Association and the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG).

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