The Start-Up

The firms taking advantage of lockdown and making a profit on eBay

When the UK went into lockdown some entrepreneurs took advantage to set up eBay businesses from home. Many are now seeing they can continue to profit from this work coming into the ‘new normal’, writes Zlata Rodionova

Henry Cawley of UK Components
Henry Cawley of UK Components

The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown have crippled businesses across the UK.

Most brick-and-mortar shops were forced to shut while consumer demand dropped, with customers struggling financially after losing jobs.

However, despite these economic uncertainties and while others were busy baking bread, some entrepreneurs took advantage of the time during  lockdown to launch a new venture or start selling their products online on eBay – and business took off.

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