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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2159 - November 13, 2009 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 4

PayPal Galvanizes Users to Help Lobby Government

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
November 13, 2009




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PayPal's Government Relations team recently launched a new grassroots program that is a take-off on eBay's Main Street program designed to help with government lobbying activities. PayPal says its Main Street program "is a great way to help protect yourself or your business from possible legislation or regulations that may affect the way you are able to shop online or conduct your online business."

eBay created its Main Street program in 2005 and sends representative sellers from all 50 states to Washington, DC once a year to learn how to lobby and meet with their elected representatives. eBay Main Street is currently running a promotion in which it asks sellers to explain in an essay how a law or government regulation has impacted their eBay business for a chance to win a trip to Washington DC.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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