What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg?
How about a Facebook Page marketplace?
Yep, Snoop Dogg is opening a new online marketplace on Facebook, in partnership with a company called TinyPay, a young start-up offering what they call "MarketPage."
MarketPage allows anyone to have a shop on their Facebook Page and invite others to sell there. “We’ve quickly discovered that it doesn’t make sense to create a shop just for your friends. People seem to be coming together at Pages that promote a certain artist, brand or community and attract a lot of fans. That’s the place where you want to sell. We’ve made it possible for all the 850 million Facebook users to create a true e-commerce community,” says Melvin Tercan, the CEO of Tinypay.
To show off how it works, and to get quick, broadscale awareness of the offering, Tinypay has partnered with Snoop Dogg, who announced the partnership during a performance at SXSW. Snoop will be the first to have his merchandise for sale on his “Snooper market”. Over 15 million of his fans on Facebook will have instant access to his MarketPage. He has invited other merchants to sell on his page and plans to open it up for everyone in the near future. Snoop says he’s excited to let his fans “get all their Snoop swag on”.