Hey everyone. You may or may not know that we at the IFC recently opened up a Marketplace where people can buy/sell anything as long as it's available and not illegal.
You could think of it sort of like EBay or Craigslist but for steem, and I know there's a few others doing similar things already, though.. We have our own community and we're not really trying to compete with anyone else.. We're just doing "us" and trying to grow in ways we think will be helpful. :)
So far we've already had quite a good amount of deals/transactions in our Marketplace, with people selling all different kinds of items and services. We have over 20 shops already and we're just getting started!
If you're interested in using The Marketplace it primarily works in two ways right now. One is through our discord channel where we have a buy/sell room and member rooms for sellers to set up shop, and also it works here on steemit by just using the #informationfinding tag.
We have around 150 people on our discord channel and I think it's only a matter of time until we have hundreds, and perhaps some day even thousands.. So eventually we will probably get a website/app as well because I think at some point discord will be not be enough to handle the greater numbers of people.
We're also looking at an SMT as well, though.. In due time and if there ever becomes enough of a demand, we'll see what happens.
The main reason I'm writing/typing this blog post is because.. I want to bring more people in, of all kinds who are interested. Though.. I think what we need most right now are buyers.
There's still plenty of room if you wanna set up shop or sell or whatever. However, right now I really wanna focus on trying to bring more people in to buy from our merchants since we already have over 20 shops.
So.. Do you need anything? Most of our merchants accept steem and SBD!
We have numerous artists willing to do custom art, jewelry stores, tutors, researchers, card readers, music, clothes, toys, and more! We even have one store renting some really nice property out in Florida!!
I'm probably forgetting numerous things, though we have a lot already! I'd highly suggest stopping by and having a look if you're interested. :)
Link to our discord will be below, once you get in scroll down on the left bar to find The Marketplace and Marketplace Member rooms for our merchant shops!
Artwork credit - @yeszuzia on steemit and instagram