The Marketplace is one of the most useful features available on Classlist. This is where you can buy and sell your stuff, report lost and found, post wanted ads and much more! The Marketplace works like a virtual noticeboard. When you click the Marketplace page you will see a display of all the posts in Marketplace. You can filter these by category or search for a specific object.
To create your own post, use the red 'Post to Marketplace' button or start writing in the text box. Select a category and fill out the details. Take care that you select an appropriate 'posting to' group from the drop down: don't post a message about a coat left at the Reception nativity play to the whole school! You even add a picture if you wish. Click 'Post' at the bottom and your item will be published on this virtual noticeboard for other parents in your selected group to view. Parents can comment publicly on your post but if you want you can ask them to private message you eg if you want to keep things like price negotiations between yourself and a buyer.
NB: Your post will not be emailed out straight away but will be grouped with other Marketplace items in the Digest which goes out to parents once a week at 6pm on a Thursday (7pm in summertime). Marketplace posts appear in the Digest with the newest item at the top, so if you want to be head of the list, post on Thursday afternoon!
Why not have a look at our articles on the Rules and Guidelines and Best Practice using the Marketplace so you can be confident you get the best out of the feature.
Marking items as sold or taken
The member who put the post in the marketplace can delete the item if sold or picked up. They do that by going back to their post and clicking on the 3 dots menu at the top right (see screenshot).
Ambassadors could alternatively delete the sold items via Monitor Community in the admin area if you wish to.
Or the person who created the post could write a comment 'SOLD'.
If not removed the older Marketplace posts will move down the Marketplace feed so they become less visible over time.
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