Monday, October 3, 2016

Facebook will feature the sale of P2P in the style OLX – canaltech (Blog)

By Writing | 03.10.2016 at 11h09

Facebook marketplace

Have you ever used the Facebook to sell the one item that was no longer used? Now the social network of your Mark Zuckerberg will give a helping hand to the sale is even easier. The social network will launch a new service called Facebook Marketplace, based on the model user-to-user (P2P)

Expected to arrive first in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the Marketplace is an extension of the resource For Sale, allowing the user to search for items on sale near your location, with products ranging from books, to electronics and furniture.

(Image: reproduction Facebook)

The novelty will be available within the app of the social network for Android and iOS, accessible by a small icon of shopping in the bottom part of the app. When you open the menu of the Marketplace, you will see a grid with the items on sale for near. It is also possible to filter the search by word or category. In addition to purchasing, of course, the user may list the objects that you want to sell.

Another interesting feature of the Marketplace is that it will be possible to bargain, making offers below the asking price by the seller. The Facebook does not participate in the financial transaction, that is done by the users, in a similar model to that apps brazilians like OLX or Craigslist is in the United States.

Speaking of Craigslist, the new service is an initiative of Facebook in attacking new fronts within their app and their large user base. The market for sales between users account with a base of 1.5 billion active people, which can give a “fat” even greater access to the Facebook.

according To Facebook, the Marketplace will reach the markets mentioned in a few days, with other countries being added to the list in the coming months. In addition, soon the app from the desktop will also have the new functionality.

Source: Venture Beat

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