Facebook Marketplace expanding to 17 more European countries

Social network giant Facebook has expanded the coverage of the Marketplace e-commerce platform to a further 17 European countries.

In a statement, Facebook announced that new countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

These are in addition to the six countries in which Marketplace is already established: Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK.

While of no immediate worry to eBay or Amazon, Facebook has one of the biggest user bases of any company in the world. It does not currently charge for marketplace listings, allowing customers to buy and sell their goods ‘for free’ for the time being. As with so many developments at the social media giant it isn’t clear how this will development and we like everyone, await news from Facebook as things progress. Could we see it morph into a marketplace giant that makes eBay look like a complete minnow? If it does, then businesses in the delivery sector need to sit up and take note!

 
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