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Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]

Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]

Posted October 3, 2016 at 1:35pm by iClarified · 15697 views
Facebook has announced the launch of Marketplace a new destination to buy and sell items in your community.

More than 450 million people visit buy and sell groups each month — from families in a local neighborhood to collectors around the world. To help people make more of these connections, today we’re introducing Marketplace, a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community.

Marketplace is getting prominent placement as a tab in the Facebook app. Just tap the tab to open it.
Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]

Discover Items for Sale Near You
Marketplace opens with photos of items that people near you have listed for sale. To find something specific, search at the top and filter your results by location, category or price. You can also browse what’s available in a variety of categories such as Household, Electronics and Apparel. Use the built-in location tool to adjust the region you’re looking in, or switch to a different city altogether.

When you find something interesting, tap on the image to see more details from the seller, including a product description, the name and profile photo of the seller, and their general location. You can also save the item to find it later.
Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]

Decided that you want it? Send the seller a direct message from Marketplace to tell them you’re interested and make an offer. From that point on, you and the seller can work out the details in any way you choose. Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace.
Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]

Post Items for Sale in Just a Few Steps
Selling an item in Marketplace is just as easy as browsing for one. Simply:
1. Take a photo of your item, or add it from your camera roll
2. Enter a product name, description and price
3. Confirm your location and select a category
4. Post
Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]

Now anyone looking in your area can find your item and message you if they want to buy it. You can also choose to post to Marketplace and a specific buy and sell group at the same time.

To keep track of all of your current and past transactions in Marketplace, visit the Your Items section. There, you can view your saved items, products you’ve posted for sale, and all your messages with people.

Now in Four Countries, With More to Come
Over the next few days, Marketplace will be rolling out to everyone over 18 years old in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android. We will continue expanding to additional countries and make Marketplace available on the desktop version of Facebook in the coming months.

You can download Facebook from the App Store for free.


Facebook Launches Marketplace to Rival Craigslist [Video]
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Blackapino - October 3, 2016 at 7:01pm
I like this, but I wonder why they didn't mention this in their update, but oh well..it's pretty cool.
Art - October 3, 2016 at 4:40pm
Will they have hookers?
MitchelM - October 3, 2016 at 4:52pm
MitchelM - October 3, 2016 at 3:29pm
Apple, Facebook and Amazon are going to be running the world in 10 years.
lincolnstudios - October 3, 2016 at 5:11pm
More like 5 years maybe... but yeah, totally agree.
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