Originally created to allow users to sell used-goods to others locally, Facebook marketplace will begin testing products from actual retailers.
Facebook marketplace originated as a Craigslist/eBay competitor.
Facebook did announce they will not be rushing into collecting payments, leaving it to the discretion of the seller and buyer.
Facebook marketplace appears to be growing quickly with over 18 million items were listed in May of 2017.
Brian Roizen is the Cofounder and Chief Architect of Feedonomics, a full-service feed optimization platform that optimizes product data for hundreds of channels. He has been featured on numerous podcasts and eCommerce webinars, and regularly contributes to Search Engine Land and other industry-leading blogs. Brian graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.