Facebook Marketplace Comes to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA – Facebook has announced on Monday the rollout of Marketplace, a product on Facebook that offers a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities.

With the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, Facebook said its new product will make it easier for people in Ethiopia to find the things they need to buy and sell on Facebook.

Facebook Marketplace is being rolled out in Ethiopia gradually and will be available to all Ethiopians by the end of November this year said the company’s aub regional office.

“We are excited to launch Facebook Marketplace, a product that will complement the growing ecommerce market in Ethiopia,” said Mercy Ndegwa, Facebook Head of Public Policy for East & Horn of Africa, while cmmenting on the roll out of the product.

“We had already seen people buying and selling with each other on Facebook so we decided to launch Facebook Marketplace — a safe and convenient destination in the Facebook app where Ethiopians can discover, buy and sell items from people in their community.” The head of Public Policy added.