"Vkontakte" opens a service for users to sell goods and services
19.12.2016 2952

"Vkontakte" opens a service for users to sell goods and services

Starting from Friday, users of the webversion of the social network "Vkontakte" will be able to place ads on the sale of goods and services. Later they will have the opportunity to promote these ads for a fee. You can pay for the goods you like using the Vkontakte money transfer.

Currently, a similar service on the social network is already operating for communities. Since the launch of the service in September 2015, about 1,3 million Vkontakte communities have added 30 million products, the monthly audience of the service is about 16 million people. According to Goldman Sachs, the volume of the online classifications market in Russia today is 12 billion rubles, and by the end of 2020 it may grow to 47 billion rubles. in year. At the moment, the market leader is the Avito Internet resource.

Among social networks, a similar service already exists in Odnoklassniki, Facebook in October presented its mobile project Marketplace, with which you can sell and buy things from other users living nearby. But while the Marketplace is available only to residents of the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, and only citizens over the age of 18 can use it.

Starting from Friday, users of the Vkontakte social network web version will be able to post advertisements for the sale of goods and services. Later, they will have the opportunity to promote these ads ...

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