Facebook Marketplace: Buying from facebook marketplace/Comparison with eBay

Facebook Marketplace is a permanent feature of the Facebook application. Just like eBay and Gumtree, Facebook has expanded its business model to include an online marketplace feature which lets you discover, buy, and sell items to the people in your area/community.

You can chat with the other party over Facebook messenger and also have access to their Facebook profile. The Facebook marketplace is Facebook’s expansion into markets to compete with services like eBay and Craigslist.

Is Facebook Marketplace better than eBay?

Yes. It may appear to be a better marketplace than eBay as unlike eBay, which is a typical marketplace, Facebook has positioned itself as a Social Marketplace where you can not only see the seller’s profile but can see the mutual friends you have (supposing you want to inquire about him) and can also chat with him using Facebook messenger.

But, not like eBay, Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace. There is no comments or review feature on the platform yet.

Facebook Marketplace App

I believe that after reading the first and secondary paragraph of this article you will have a better understanding of Facebook Marketplace App.  In a nutshell, Marketplace App is a permanent feature of the Facebook application. It is also an Application of facebook.

Can You remove Marketplace from Facebook App?

No. It is a permanent feature of Facebook application and unfortunately, you can’t remove or disable its feature from the Facebook application yet.

When did Facebook Marketplace start?

It began in February 2015 when Facebook introducedbuy and sell groups which let users add items for sale in such groups which included adding a description of the product, keeping up a price and set a pick-up or delivery location.

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Facebook supports the Marketplace through its social network. Facebook users already have an account and there is no need to download another app. Users can quickly buy or sell from their existing accounts. This platform makes it easy for people to quickly check what is available on the Marketplace and make easy purchases.