eBay president/CEO Devin Wenig and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

EBay president and CEO Devin Wenig, left, and East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome applaud, with eBay chief communications officer Steve Wymer at center, during an announcement on May 7 that eBay selected Baton Rouge as the fourth U.S. city for its Retail Revival program. Retail Revival is a free program that will train Baton Rouge small businesses how to better sell products online. The deadline to apply is Wednesday and the training will last a year. 

More than 60 small businesses in Baton Rouge are participating in eBay's Retail Revival program, which is meant to boost online sales for local brick-and-mortar companies. 

The program gives participating businesses comprehensive training, one-on-one coaching from an eBay customer service team, an eBay premium store subscription and promotional support for a year. 

Some of the participating companies include Port Allen-based Fluker Farms, which sells crickets; Baton Rouge-based Andi Lynn's Pure & Custom Formulary, which sells elderberry syrups; Performance Mods, a custom vehicle parts store; Time Warp Boutique, a vintage clothing store; Woolly Threads, a sweatshirt store; and Fig & Dove, a luxury home decor shop. 

East Baton Rouge Parish already is one of the 10 biggest parishes in the state for eBay sellers. Baton Rouge is the fourth U.S. city to be selected for Retail Revival, which launched more than a year ago in Akron, Ohio, but is also active in Lansing, Michigan, and Greensboro, North Carolina. 

All the Baton Rouge businesses can be found on eBay's website. https://www.ebay.com/b/Retail-Revival/bn_7070730619

Email Kristen Mosbrucker at kmosbrucker@theadvocate.com.