Facebook Launches Marketplace In Nigeria


Tech World

Feb. 8, 2021, 2:23 a.m.

Facebook has launched Marketplace in Nigeria as a platform where people can discover, buy and sell items to one other within their local community.

Specifically, the Marketplace allows list their products and connect directly with potential customers in their area instead of buying and selling through user-created Facebook groups.

To start using Marketplace, users can tap on the Marketplace icon or visit www.facebook.com/marketplace to browse and search for items, sort based on distance or category.

This is followed by listing an item and creating a public listing group that will appear on people’s Newsfeed, Facebook search, marketplace or Facebook groups.

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Facebook’s head of public policy for Anglophone, West Africa, Adaora Ikenze, commented on the launch and explained that “the launch of Marketplace in Nigeria further highlights our ongoing efforts in helping to boost buying and selling in Nigeria and connecting communities.”

‘As the effect of the pandemic continues to impact lives and businesses, the launch of Facebook Marketplace in Nigeria will provide people with a convenient destination where they can buy and sell anything from the comfort of their homes”, she added.

Facebook encourages merchants to adhere to Community Standards, as well as the Commerce Policies. Sellers and Merchants are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

Facebook also said that buyers should verify the item before completing shipping arrangements.


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