Finally, Facebook has launched its “Marketplace” in India. The Olx kind of platform lists various sellers across categories such as electronics, housing, vehicles and others. It also lets buyers use filters such as price and distance in a particular city.
Besides listing product, it also aggregates services such as residential properties available on rents, event management, architecture and astrology among others. It also has a classifieds section. The platform also allows buyers to see details like product condition, usage pattern and time of purchase.
As of now marketplace is not available for all users as some users failed to access. Currently, it seems that marketplace has a lot of bugs and Facebook needs to strengthen its quality control mechanism.
This is how Facebook Marketplace works:
To buy, tap on the shop icon of the Facebook app and start exploring. If you find something interesting, tap on the image to see details of the seller and a product description along with the locality. If you have decided to buy, there is the option to send the seller a direct message and make an offer.
To sell, take a photo of your item or upload from camera roll. Then give it a product name, description and price. Post once you have confirmed your location and product category.