Facebook has gone beyond just been a social media where you chat and interact with people, it has launched its own online market place where you can buy and sell any item to people within your community.
According to Facebook Project Manager Bowen Pan, up to 450 million people already use Facebook to buy and sell used goods every month, mainly through its groups feature. With Marketplace, Facebook is now giving users a more formal process to conduct these exchanges.
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Facebook Market place is a destination for people to find—and make offers for—items directly through Facebook’s mobile app. A button for Marketplace will replace the Messenger icon in the bottom center of the app.
In other words, what you can do on Jiji OLX etc you can now do on Facebook market place. But it’s important to note that in terms of safety and financial security, Facebook does not have the same kinds of protections or guarantees as eBay. All sales are handled offline and by users themselves.
How Do I Sell Items on Facebook Market Place?
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
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. Subsequently, it will be expanded to other countries of the world.