26 April 2018 – Today, Facebook announced the launch of Marketplace in Malaysia. Find out what Marketplace is all about, and why it’s targeted at current garage sale services like Carousell.
Karandeep Anand, director of product management at Facebook stated, “Already 700 million people buy and sell in groups on Facebook each month, today we are excited to bring Marketplace to Malaysia and make it easier to discover, buy and sell goods locally. Whether you’re a new parent looking for baby clothes or a collector looking for a rare find, Marketplace makes it easier to buy and sell what you need. People can feel good about buying and selling on Marketplace because it’s easy to view the public profiles of buyers and sellers, your mutual friends, and how long they’ve been on Facebook.”
Marketplace is a single place on Facebook that makes it easy to discover, buy and sell goods locally.
Discover Items for Sale Near You
Marketplace shows you items that are relevant to your interests and available in your community. Similarly, by tapping on the Marketplace icon, you can post products for sale directly or cross post from a buy and sell group.
To find something specific, search at the top and filter your results by location, category or price. You can also browse what’s available in a variety of categories such as Household, Electronics and Apparel. Use the built-in location tool to adjust the region you’re looking in, or switch to a different city altogether.
When you find something interesting, tap on the image to see more details from the seller, including a product description, the name and profile photo of the seller, and their general location. You can also save the item to find it later.
Communicate Directly with the Seller
Decided that you want it? Send the seller a direct message from Marketplace to tell them you’re interested and make an offer. From that point on, you and the seller can work out the details in any way you choose. Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace.
Post Items for Sale in Just a Few Steps
To sell an item simply take a photo, describe your item, set your price and you’re done.
Now anyone looking in your area can find your item and message you if they want to buy it. You can also choose to post to Marketplace and a specific buy and sell group at the same time.
With the addition of Malaysia and Indonesia, Marketplace is now available in 70 countries worldwide.