Facebook is a popular social networking site but that isn’t our focus for this article. Our focus will be on one particular feature on Facebook tho, which is the marketplace feature.
The Facebook marketplace feature was introduced by Facebook to enable users to buy or sell new and used items/services easily on Facebook Marketplace, locally or from businesses.
The Facebook marketplace feature which was introduced on Oct. 3, 2016, has become popular amongst Facebook users. It currently has over 1.79 million active users which is an added advantage to small businesses.
What’s the function of the Facebook Marketplace Feature?
The Facebook marketplace is a digital marketplace where users can buy or sell new and used items/services easily, locally or from businesses.
- It gives you a curated list of merchandise available for purchase.
- It also gives you the ability to upload a product/services you offer where you can add images and custom prices to your various items/services.
- It also has the option to communicate with the seller to enquire about a product/service.
- You can also save a product/service for viewing at a later date/time.
- You can also share a product/services to messenger, a group, a page, a friend’s timeline, etc
Who Can Use this Facebook Marketplace App?
The Facebook Marketplace App is now accessible and open to users of iPhone and Android aged 18 and over.
How to Browse And Use the Marketplace
- Open your Facebook on your phone.
- At the top of the app, click on the Store icon.
- Click on “Categories” at the top.
- Select the type of item you want to view.
- Browse the marketplace for the item you want.
- Click on your preferred item to get more details.
- Click on “ASK FOR DETAILS”.
- If you are really interested in the product and want to purchase it, click on “Message”.
- Click on “Save”.
How to Sell on the Facebook Marketplace
- Open the Facebook app and click on the Store icon at the top of the page.
- At the top left side, click on “Sell”.
- Select a type or category for the product you want to sell.
- Add the images of the items you have on sale.
- Type a title for the item.
- Enter the price of items.
- Click on “NEXT”.
- Make a choice of the groups you would like to advertise your marketplace to
- Click on “POST”.