23 August 2017
Social media giant Facebook is taking interesting moves to step up its game in the e-commerce industry where by it has introduced ‘Marketplace’ in Europe now too after it was made available in U.S and other countries. The platform takes on community-based buying and selling websites like Craigslist and eBay, by offering a free platform where people could post their ads for selling second-hand products via smartphones.
The platform though restricts the business in the national boundaries to avoid any language confusions. The vice president of Facebook Marketplace Deborah Liu mentioned in a statement saying, "We want to make it easier to buy and sell, but we also want to make it community-based,"
With over 550 million users are already active on the platform that has been running in countries like U.S, Britain, and Australia and accounts for a quarter of Facebook’s overall 2 billion user bases. The platform allows users to set a specific radius with in which they look forward to buying a product. Now that the platform has been introduced in Europe as well, the following countries could make the most out of the e-commerce platform.
Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
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