New Facebook Marketplace Launched

March 5, 2009

Social Media


Facebook has launched its new, updated Marketplace.  Facebook Marketplace is a space where users can sell their unwanted stuff.  This time the Marketplace is powered by a company with a funny name, Oodle. Despite the name they are a big online classifieds company founded by former Excite and eBay executives. Since its launch in 2005, Oodle has grown rapidly and now gets over four million unique visitors each month. Oodle is privately owner and their headquarters is in San Mateo, California.

Facebook first introduced the Marketplace application in mid 2007 as a way for people to post classified listings on the site. The idea was great, but the execution was not so.  Facebook realised this and therefore late 2008, Facebook turned to Oodle for its expertise in online classifieds. Oodle has built a completely new version of the Marketplace focused on giving people a place to buy, sell or give things away to the people they know. Only time will tell wether this incarnation is better or …worse.

If you have already tried the new Facebook Marketplace, I would love to hear your comments and views. Just click the comment hotlink at the top right corner of this post.

If you want to learn how to sell your stuff on the new Facebook Marketplace effectively, please feel free to download my free Guide > > > .


About Kris Olin

Kris Olin is a web designer specialised in SEO, social media marketing, Facebook advertising and Internet promotion strategies. Kris has a masters degree in marketing, MSc (Econ.) and he has written the Facebook Advertising Guide. Follow Kris on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and .

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7 Responses to “New Facebook Marketplace Launched”

  1. Chris Moran Says:

    Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran


  2. Kris Says:

    Thank you Chris. I appreciate your kind comment.


  3. Nathan Says:

    Excellent information. I was not aware of the update and that Oodle was working on the Marketplace. Thank you for the info!


  4. Ulla-Maaria Says:

    Kris, you have an excellent blog! Did you btw try the Marketplace yet?


  5. Kris Says:

    Hi Ulla-Maaria! Thank you for your kind comment. Yes, I am using and selling stuff on the Facebook Marketplace. Last time I sold a guitar pedal to Finland, believe it or not! It works great!


  6. garry Says:

    I would love to get my paws on your Facebook Marketplace Guide. However, the form does not recognize that I’ve typed in my info. Am I merely a virtual reader… and not real?


  7. iklan baris gratis Says:

    thx for info


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