Anything Facebook can’t do, we can do better. That seems to be the premise behind the new daily deals offering Facebook Marketplace Network.
The Daily Deals Agency announced the launch of its Facebook Marketplace Network in the top 40 cities in the U.S., boasting offerings from more than 500 sources, sortable by category and location, along with deal maps from Google.
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schramke said:
Our Facebook Marketplace Network is designed to simplify the customer’s shopping experience. Instead of having to sort through dozens of emails notifying them daily of individual deals, they can see all of the offers for their city presented in an easy-to-browse format.
Because this happens within Facebook, registration to view deals is not necessary, and when a Facebook member likes a deal, they can tweet it to their friends, as well. Our daily deal marketplaces provide unprecedented convenience for Facebook members who shop daily deals and the companies that want to engage with them.
Facebook announced in August that it was scrapping its daily deals service and essentially conceding the category to Groupon, so does a third-party service really stand much of a fighting chance in this arena?