Per a report from The Verge, the collaboration is in a test phase and aimed at assessing whether people visiting Facebook’s Marketplace are interested in discounted products.
Ebay will get another way to boost its Marketplace by offering its platform features to Facebook and getting access to the latter’s huge user base in return.
eBay is currently re-platforming itself by building product catalogs on structured data, enhancing mobile platform, rolling out new browse inspired shopping journeys and strengthening its brand.
It appears that Facebook is gradually realizing the difficulty in beating eBay’s strong position and unique capabilities in the space and better off partnering with the market leader.
This week, Facebook expanded its Marketplace to 17 European countries - France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Belgium.
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