That being the case, Facebook is moving forward with expansion programs. There were reports yesterday that Facebook had decided to charge for some of the years-long free services. This was one of the major decisions made after the name Meta was decided. Currently upgraded delivery services can be charged. Initially, the commission will be levied on sellers selling products through the Facebook platform in the UK. According to international media reports, it will charge two per cent of the selling price. Services will continue to be free this year. The decision is to charge from January next year.
Sales are currently taking place through Facebook in countries including India. There are indications that the commission, which has been introduced in the UK, may soon be introduced in other countries, including India. India is one of the major markets for Facebook. Facebook recently signed an agreement with Hermes, an e-commerce platform in the UK. Based on this, the move to charge commission from the sellers.
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The move by WhatsApp, which operates under Facebook, to transfer users’ personal information to other platforms has recently sparked huge protests in India. People were outraged when it was made compulsory in India when consumers were given the option to choose services, including in the European region. The controversy has been simmering for the past few days. Such decisions by the companies prompted the government to introduce new policies in the sector. The company had recently partnered with Indify to offer loans of up to Rs 50 lakh at 1.5 per cent interest to merchants who market through Facebook. The response has been overwhelming.