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  • Good afternoon.

    We have a marketplace on our Intranet so users can post items for sale. It is just a discussion board and very plain. We now have SharePoint 2013 and want to make things more attractive to use. I wondered if others have a marketplace and what they use for it. SharePoint has new social media options but I have not used them yet. I am wondering if the newsfeed or community site would be the best option. What do you use?

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8:21 PM

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  • Hi ,

    I suppose you could use the community site for marketplace.

    In SharePoint 2013, a Community Site is a new site template that provides a forum experience in the SharePoint environment. Use communities to categorize and cultivate discussions among a broad group of people across organizations in a company.

    Communities promote open communication and information exchange by enabling people to share their goods and seek goods from others. You could deploy a Community Portal to promote communities to users within your enterprise.

    Using SharePoint’s Media Web Part, you can easily add videos to the home page of your Intranet site to relay sale information to your buyers. This web part comes out of the box with SharePoint and can be used to display video and audio clips on any page on your site.

    The article is about the overview of communities in SharePoint Server 2013.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219805.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


    TechNet Community Support
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    • Marked as answer by harvey65 Monday, April 27, 2015 12:44 PM
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:04 AM

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  • Hi ,

    I suppose you could use the community site for marketplace.

    In SharePoint 2013, a Community Site is a new site template that provides a forum experience in the SharePoint environment. Use communities to categorize and cultivate discussions among a broad group of people across organizations in a company.

    Communities promote open communication and information exchange by enabling people to share their goods and seek goods from others. You could deploy a Community Portal to promote communities to users within your enterprise.

    Using SharePoint’s Media Web Part, you can easily add videos to the home page of your Intranet site to relay sale information to your buyers. This web part comes out of the box with SharePoint and can be used to display video and audio clips on any page on your site.

    The article is about the overview of communities in SharePoint Server 2013.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219805.aspx

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


    TechNet Community Support
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by harvey65 Monday, April 27, 2015 12:44 PM
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:04 AM
  • Thank you very much Sara for your help. The link you provided is very useful and I am sure I can come up with something that will work.

    Take care.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 1:02 PM