For years, Craigslist has been a top marketplace for online transactions. Facebook, on the other hand, is just a social media site for people to connect. However now, people can connect in a different way: purchasing and selling with each other. With more than 450 million people visiting various buy and sell groups each month, this addition will likely put the competition out of business.
FACEBOOK INTRODUCES ‘MARKETPLACE’ TO COMBAT CRAIGSLIST
According to Facebook, Marketplace is a convenient place to find, buy and sell various items with people in your personal community. The marketplace will make it easier to find new things you love and help find a new hope for the things you’re ready to get ride off. Over time, Marketplace will get new options and features to make it the best possible experience for people. Craigslist survived the popularity of eBay and Amazon but now, they’ve met their match.
FACEBOOK MAKES BUYING EASIER ON YOUR PHONE; CRAIGSLIST OBSOLETE
The reason why Facebook will destroy Craigslist with Marketplace is due to simplicity. Users can just visit Marketplace with a simple tap on the shop icon at the bottom of the app. From there, just start exploring easily without moving to a different website. Marketplace opens with photos of things people near you have put up for sale. To find something more specific, you can search and filter results by category, price, and location. You can also search what’s available in fields like electronics, household ware, and clothing.
FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE MAKES SELLING MUCH EASIER THAN CRAIGSLIST
Selling items in Marketplace is simple. Too simple. Just take a photo of the item, enter the product name, confirm the location and post it. The whole process takes seconds. If there’s anything the world loves, it’s convenience. Marketplace makes buying and selling a fool proof process and it’s fanbase is already built in. It’s not a matter of if this feature will take off, it’s more how big it will be.