Facebook Marketplace vs. Craigslist

Did you know that Facebook Marketplace now has more users than Craigslist?

And did you know that you can sell new items on Facebook Marketplace, too?

This is good news.

Unlike almost every other marketplace platform, Facebook Marketplace is now a marketing channel for e-commerce brands, too.

Based on our research into e-commerce growth channels, and here are the insights we learned about Facebook Marketplace:

More than 1 billion people use Facebook Marketplace

It’s a massive platform filled with all sorts of people.

You can include a “shipping” option under your listings for non-local items

In October 2021, Facebook added the feature to ship items from your home base, so you no longer have to live in a city to sell stuff there.

Plenty of people are already hopping onto this trend

If you browse Facebook, you’ll notice that there are plenty of sellers who consistently list new items.

And here’s a tip for leveraging Facebook Marketplace

Yes, you can do the listing process on your own.

But there are already freelancers on platforms like Fiverr and Upwork that offer Facebook Marketplace services.

They’ll manage your listings for you.

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