The Evolution of Facebook Marketplace: A New Era for Local E-Commerce

Facebook Marketplace, launched in 2016, rapidly became a key player in local e-commerce, leveraging its massive user base for seamless, integrated transactions. Despite its popularity and community-focused approach, it lacks a formal payment system and faces issues with scams and insufficient customer support. Privacy concerns and the potential for sustainability make it a double-edged platform that could evolve with better security and eco-conscious practices. Nevertheless, it poses a unique, flexible option for peer-to-peer buying and selling with room for future growth and improvement.