Georgetown, Malaysia (PressExposure) April 10, 2012 -- Students from ASU (Arkansas State University) are having a great time getting connected via a Facebook account which was created by Shuto Ikeda who hails from Japan but is studying as a senior international business major there. The Facebook account which could be accessed by anyone is called 'ASU- Jonesboro Online Yardsale'.
The main reason he created the Facebook account was so that students from ASU could find an easy and simple platform to sell their stuff to make a little money out of it. And it's also more convenient for them to buy stuff cheaper and faster. He mentions that it's a great place to meet new people who have similar interest other than helping others out and to also get good deals.
Since the Facebook page came up around 3 months ago, it has received positive response so far with around 500 plus people joining. Mr. Ikeda even came up with a slogan for the site which says "Online Yard Sale: faster than Amazon.com, cheaper than Walmart" since the site is a convenient spot for students who received a response to meet the people either in school or nearby to collect the stuff they are interested to buy after making payment.
This may be a positive model for other varsities, towns or communities to try out. Looking at the growth of Facebook, any university, college or school could easily follow the role model set by ASU.
Currently, online users who wish to sell anything on Facebook could use the features provided by ecommerce software providers to post their products on Facebook and to receive payment directly from interested buyers. One of the popular ecommerce solutions provider, InstanteStore (http://www.InstanteStore.com) has been offering their Social Shop feature to their customers as it comes bundled with their powerful shopping cart software.
Since Facebook is a great place to interact and keep in touch, it's also an ideal place to let others know if you are wishing to sell or buy anything since news travel faster via social networks.