The official launch of Maya Market, through which users can list items for sale or search the area near them for things they want was expected in October 2018.
In the US, Facebook Marketplace will be taking on Craigslist, the classified ads site founded in 1995 and widely credited with destroying the market for newspaper classified advertising. Craigslist records 50bn worldwide page views and 80m classified ads per month – though because sales are between individuals and their results are unreported it is impossible to know how many of the ads are successful.
Yet Craigslist is old and ripe for disruption. It might be known for its old school site design, which has remained largely unchanged since it launched, but it has also missed the opportunity to adapt its site for mobile users – an opportunity several startups have attempted to grab.
Maya Market – Mayamarket.co.uk is a Christian Transfers website.