Facebook was originally intended for friends to keep in touch, but with the rise of buy & sell groups appearing on the social network and after their addition of “for sale” type posts, they have added a new feature to make selling easier! Behold, Facebook Marketplace.
As over 450 million people visit these buy and sell groups each month, Facebook saw it as an opportunity to improve and expand the experience. Facebook Marketplace is a convenient way to discover products in your area and buy & sell with your local community. Currently, it includes search by name, location and category – it’s never been easier for people to buy & sell on Facebook.
To visit Marketplace, just tap on the shop icon where the Messenger button used to be and start exploring.
Marketplace instantly shows you the products that are for sale in your local area. For this to use you will need to have your Location Services turned on. If you’d like to search for something specific, use the search option at the top and filter by location, category and price.
Marketplace allows people to message the seller directly 100% seamlessly, which can do wonders for small local businesses. Facebook marketplace can work exceptionally well for those with handmade products, and your customers will be local too!
Here is how you post an item for sale:
- Take a photo of your item, or add it from your camera roll
- Enter a product name, description and price
- Confirm your location and select a category
Super duper easy peasy! Now your product is listed, people in yoru area will see it their marketplace and will message you if they want to buy it. You are also able to post to the Marketplace and your local Buy & Sell group at the same time. To find these, search “Buy & Sell [Your Town]” or “For Sale In [Your Town]”
Head over to the Your Items section to see your previous transactions and to delete any sold products.
Facebook Marketplace allows you to reach local customers for free, and very easily. If you aren’t listing your most popular products on the Marketplace, you are making a mistake. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or to shoot us a Tweet at @Social_Day
This has now been released in most countries.