Facebook launches Marketplace in France

Available until now only to users located in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Marketplace, the platform specializing in the sale of products between individuals of Facebook is now installed in France.

Facebook Marketplace

Launched earlier this week, the Facebook platform aims to compete directly with LeBonCoin or Craiglist by offering individuals to publish announcements for the sale of their goods or services. The site is thus deployed in 17 new countries mainly in Europe and could quickly destabilize the platforms that have been well installed so far, in particular thanks to the user base of the social network, which now exceeds 2 billion people.

Marketplace was born out of the growing interest of Facebook network users for groups specializing in the sale of objects. A few years ago, the network was already launching the possibility for users to publish sales announcements with several photos to highlight their articles. Facebook now judges that the public is ready to switch to its specialized platform which offers more flexibility and free access to all users, making it easier to consult the advertisements.

When buyers find an ad that interests them, contact can be made with the seller via Messenger. With Marketplace, Facebook takes no commission, but promotes its own services.

Facebook indicates that the interest of its application also lies in the possibility of checking the profile of sellers and to see if their profiles have been created recently to possibly set up an online scam. Nothing indicates for the moment if a rating system will be put in place so far, Facebook also stands out from the outcome of the transactions since the platform specifies that it only wishes to facilitate connections.