Facebook Business Venture: New Facebook Apps Support Local Ecommerce
According to Whowish, the benefits of their new Facebook apps are many. They help users get the products and services that they need for no cash or at an affordable price. In addition, they provide a new way for individuals with products and services to sell connect with potential customers in their local community. By encouraging the sale and swapping (bartering) of second-hand merchandise and helping users engage in local trade, the applications are compatible with sustainable eco-friendly lifestyles and the desire to reduce one's carbon footprint.
"We like to call SwapSquare and CollegeSwap 'go local' apps," says Sam Kittayapong, CEO of Whowish Ltd. "Using the Facebook platform, we designed these applications with the idea that they not only help users save and make money; they also encourage them to engage in commerce with their extended social network and neighbors."
According to Whowish, what makes the SwapSquare and CollegeSwap applications unique and attractive alternatives to popular online classified sites and auction websites is the fact that they make it so easy for users to buy, sell, and swap locally. As with regular Facebook material, users have full control over who sees their "want" and "trade" posts: friends only, friends of friends, and public. This is an important feature which cannot be found on ordinary e-commerce websites.
Since launching CollegeSwap & SwapSquare to a national U.S. audience earlier this week, requests have come in from Facebook users internationally. Whowish has thus responded by adding extra features so that the e-commerce applications can now be enjoyed by Facebook users worldwide. Though the applications are just in the beginning stage and slowly building a user-base, industry observers have already begun wondering whether Whowish's venture is the beginning of a social media e-commerce movement that is going to rewrite the book on how goods and services are exchanged on the internet.
To access SwapSquare & CollegeSwap apps please visit Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/collegeswap and http://www.facebook.com/swapsquare.
Whowish's next application 2Meet4 is set to launch within the next two weeks.
Whowish Ltd. is a new technology firm dedicated to creating social media applications that make life easier, more productive, and more fun. Rungrith (Sam) Kittayapong, an alumnus of Cornell University, is CEO of Whowish. Tanin Na Nakorn, an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh, is Chief Technology Officer. Tanun Niyomjit, a graduate of Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand, is VP of Product Design. Nilobol Ariyamongkollert, a graduate of Thailand's Chulalongkorn University, is VP of Engineering.
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