We’ve launched our marketplace! Here’s what to expect

5 May 2022

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We have officially launched our marketplace!

This is where you can buy and sell vegan and sustainable items from other members – that includes everything from homemade food, preloved items and crafts made by community members just like you.

We’re popping a celebratory drink here at abillion HQ in Singapore. After all, we’ve been carefully weaving in all the magic of abillion into this awesome new feature and making sure our mission to change the world takes front and center.

How? Every purchase you make will earn you credits to donate to your favorite non-profit organization. This is doing good in a way that’s never been seen before – in fact, we’d wager to say that there’s no other platform like this in the world. Think of it as an Amazon for sustainability where your purchases not only go towards aiding your vegan life, but also towards compassionate causes.

This is our way of building a circular economy, to unite likeminded changemakers and make going or being vegan not just easy, but a whole heap of fun.

The only caveat? Right now, marketplace is only available for the Singapore-based community, as we’re ironing out the finer wrinkles. We expect to roll this out to other key markets in the next few months, and then globally to everyone before the end of the year.

Here’s more juicy details for marketplace in a nutshell:

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1. Every member can buy and sell items

There is no special account that you have to register. At launch, as long as you’re based in Singapore, you can buy and sell (vegan) items. Simply be sure to update your app to the latest version. For those not in Singapore, we hear you and we can’t wait to launch it in your country too! Bear with us as we sort out the logistics.

2. Every purchase will earn you impact credits

If you ask us, profit can go hand in hand with purpose and we’re sprinkling a little more of our abillion magic into this new feature. Every item listed on marketplace has an impact credit attached to it. Sellers can choose how much of the purchase price goes to charity. Then, when you buy the item, you earn the impact credit to donate to the non-profit organization of your choice.

3. All items listed will be vegan

It’s one of our criteria for being on abillion. That means you won’t be finding old leather items even if they contribute to the circular economy.

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4. How to start selling

It’s easy to start once you’ve updated to the latest version of the app and the process is intuitive. To sell, all you’ll have to do is head to the Create tab and tap on Listing to start uploading photos and the description of your item. To receive your earnings, you’ll have to set up your account with our payment partners Stripe (in Singapore) and it will be sent to your registered bank account within 15 working days.

5. How to start buying

Not ready to sell yet? Why not make a purchase? The marketplace tab is at the bottom of the screen and next to the create tab. Browse through the listings or search up what you need. Payments are made with a credit card and to receive your item, make sure to send your seller a message to arrange for pick up or delivery.

This is just a handful of the most important features and the best way to experience it is to use it yourself!

If you’re a Singapore-based member, access our marketplace by updating your app to the latest version.

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@claudben profile image
claudben3 MONTHS AGO
Woohoo!!
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@angelaaraujo profile image
angelaaraujo3 MONTHS AGO
🤗
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@fulfilling profile image
fulfilling3 MONTHS AGO
Thanks Zee for the wonderful article ☺️
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@atozee profile image
atozee3 MONTHS AGO
Thank you @fulfilling! Love your positive energy ✨
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@joyceweber profile image
joyceweber3 MONTHS AGO
Great! The world needs these practices!!
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@janetan13 profile image
janetan133 MONTHS AGO
Whoop! Great initiative
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@mariewongml profile image
mariewongml3 MONTHS AGO
Super super excited about this! Can't wait to get shopping!
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@sanleeping profile image
sanleeping3 MONTHS AGO
Look forward to it growing towards me in Spain. 💚😍💚
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@ommaega profile image
ommaega3 MONTHS AGO
Super thrilled to be part of this!
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@mspepper profile image
mspepper3 MONTHS AGO
Much needed ❤️
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@eatgrasswithme profile image
eatgrasswithme3 MONTHS AGO
Awesome!! This is such great news!! 😄😄
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@vikas profile image
vikas3 MONTHS AGO
Great article thank you Zee!
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@atozee profile image
atozee3 MONTHS AGO
Thank you for the kind words @vikas! 🙌
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@herbimetal profile image
herbimetal3 MONTHS AGO
I don't see marketplace on my app when I go to the Google play store it just says open app not update, meaning I supposedly have the most updated version
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@mireillelenferna profile image
mireillelenferna3 MONTHS AGO
Same here 🤔
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@herbimetal profile image
herbimetal3 MONTHS AGO
It's updated for me I can see it now
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@mireillelenferna profile image
mireillelenferna3 MONTHS AGO
Thanks.. Going to have a look 😊
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@minimashop profile image
minimashop3 MONTHS AGO
Great!
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@strawberrycupcake profile image
strawberrycupcake3 MONTHS AGO
Ooo, exciting! I see "homemade food". This could be interesting in an area like mine 🤔 The few of us here linking up to swap!
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@kenyacapra profile image
kenyacapra3 MONTHS AGO
Please bring it to UAE a d Brazil, can't wait to start! Thank you so much!
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@veganfoodcrazy profile image
veganfoodcrazy3 MONTHS AGO
Can’t wait did for the US rollout!
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@anneeinhorn profile image
anneeinhorn1 MONTH AGO
can‘t wait for the release for german members ☺️
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