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Facebook Expands Its Classifieds Marketplace

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FacebookIn May, more than 18 million new items posted for sale on Facebook Marketplace in the US, and the company is continuing to expand geographically what is in effect an online classifieds feature on the social networking site.

Facebook Marketplace was already available in five US-speaking countries as well as Chile and Mexico, and now it will roll out to 17 countries across Europe where many different languages are spoken.

The announcement from Facebook’s Vice President of Marketplace Deborah Liu follows:

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Today, we’re starting to roll out Marketplace to 17 countries across Europe (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), giving more people a single destination on Facebook to discover, buy and sell goods in their local communities.

Marketplace has already expanded to six countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK). Whether you’re a new parent looking for baby clothes or a collector looking for a rare find, you 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.

Throughout our initial rollout we have focused on making it easy for people to connect, browse and discover products. In May, more than 18 million new items posted for sale in Marketplace in the US, and that number continues to grow.

Go to our Help Center for more tips on how to buy and sell in Marketplace.

SOURCE: Facebook Announcement

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