Facebook will soon launch its answer to Ebay and Craigslist in Luxembourg and eight other European countries, according to a German newspaper.
The US internet firm will expand its “Marketplace” service this summer, Tagesspiegel reported on 25 July.
The Berlin-based daily quoted “a person familiar with the plans” as saying Marketplace will first be introduced in Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain, followed by Germany, in mid-August, then France and the Benelux countries.
Facebook first opened Marketplace in October 2016 and it currently operates in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Tagesspiegel said that 450m people had already used the secondhand shopping service. Users can sell or buy products such as clothing, electronics or furniture. Buyers and sellers do not have to be Facebook friends, the newspaper noted.
A screenshot of the error message that Delano received when it tried to access Facebook’s Marketplace service from Luxembourg on 28 July 2017.
Facebook did not confirm the report when asked by Tagesspiegel. A representative only told the newspaper: “We hope to start Marketplace in other countries soon.”
As of this writing, Facebook had not returned Delano’s message seeking comment.