Although, we cannot categorically say that Facebook is an e-commerce site, but, as far as buying and selling go, Facebook is quite a good match for other e-commerce sites.
Selling Things on Facebook initially started by users uploading their merchandise for sale on their wall, which later progressed to opening Facebook pages for selling. Then the buy/sell Groups before the newly introduced marketplace feature, all these so as to make trading on Facebook comfortable for users.
A lot of people have made and still making a lot of money through selling on the various platforms available. In this article, we shall be throwing some light on the various ways you can sell your stuff and make some cool cash through Facebook. See also: Who Viewed My Facebook Profile?
Selling Things On Facebook Marketplace
This is the newest feature that has been incorporated into Facebook, Marketplace is a comfortable place for users to buy, sell and trade items with other users within a particular location.
The concept of trading here is easy, all you need do is to navigate your way to the marketplace icon, as a seller, upload a descent photo or photos of them item you wish to sell, describe all the basic properties of the item.
Most importantly, be honest in your description, state the current state of the product, whether new or old, and include your price. Since Marketplace is open for price negotiations, you may want to increase your asking price a little bit higher than the original price to provide grounds for negotiations from potential buyers.
As a buyer, when you enter Marketplace on your phone, you can browse through to your category of interest or use the search bar to find any item you are looking for, when you find an item you’d like to purchase, start by sending a message to the buyer through Facebook messenger or through a direct message, ask questions relating to the product if you are not completely sure of the product.
When you are comfortable enough and ready to go on with the sale, contact the seller for you to meet in a public location to conclude the deal. Selling on Marketplace comes with its own advantage, buyers wouldn’t need to worry about the shipping fee, since buyers and sellers are often around the same location.
Selling Things On Facebook Buy And Sell Groups
Over 450 million users of Facebook participate in buying and selling groups. Participants in groups like this share a common interest. The group is an important platform for you to sell your stuff. Start by uploading the photo(s) of the item you want to sell, give a detailed description of the product and include your price, location, and shipping fee. The difference between Groups and Marketplace is that while Marketplace is limited to people around the same area or city, people from different areas and even countries can be found in a buy/sell Group, so it is important for you to state your location and shipping price for clarity.
Selling Things On Facebook page.
The idea behind the Facebook page is like creating your own store online, you get to upload your products for sale, customize your Page to your own preference and you are basically in charge. It is important to collect reviews and testimonies from your customers to help promote your brand as a credible seller.
However, regardless of how you choose to sell your product, it is important to know that Facebook does not indulge in any form of payment. It is practically up to you and your buyer to sort out how to make payments for the product.
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