Payments via Facebook Messenger have come to Europe, bringing closer the possibility that online payments will soon become part of Facebook Marketplace. An e-money license in Ireland has now crossed over to Spain via the EU's reciprocal EU agreements.
Amazon.com has started testing classified advertising in Bengaluru, India, in a "global Amazon initiative" that is expected to expand to other markets if it is successful.
Facebook Messenger is adding chatbot ads. Facebook Marketplace relies on Messenger for communication between buyer and seller. Will Marketplace users soon be inundated with spam? Perhaps, but not immediately.
Launched in October by the social media giant, FB Marketplace plans global expansion.
Facebook took on Craigslist, OfferUp and LetGo with its new Marketplace app and is gunning for job boards with added recruitment functionality. The next classifieds frontier? Real estate. And it's happening on Facebook Workplace, the company's Slack competitor.
Are services like Facebook Marketplace siphoning away buyers who might otherwise make purchases on Amazon.com? Forbes magazine raises the question.
Facebook Marketplace is good. But it could be even better. Here are four suggestions we wouldn’t be surprised to see find their way into Marketplace as the product matures.
Facebook Marketplace figures heavily in J. Royden Ward’s pick of the company as a top performer for 2017. The chief analyst, editor, and investment specialist at Cabot Benjamin Graham Value Investor, expects FB earnings to grow 32 percent during the next three to five years. Read Ward’s analysis here.
There likely will be plenty of ways for businesses to tap into Facebook Marketplace to promote their brands.
It happened to Craigslist. It happens to pretty much any new peer-to-peer classified marketplace. And now it's Facebook Marketplace's turn. The new classified app has been stung by a string of in person robberies when goods are exchanged.