How to Buy and Sell on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace App

Technically, we could call a marketplace an area where marketing activities such as buying, selling, and advertising could take place. Facebook improves every day not just as a social media but also as a marketplace, it took advantage of a large number of people using it and created business features that will make running business on Facebook easy and smooth. Checkout: Ways to sell to Facebook 

Facebook Marketplace is an ads service that helps users advertise goods and services for sale thereby connecting them with potential buyers.

It’s very easy to sell and buy on Facebook because there is no tax collected, it’s a buyer to seller interaction; making it easy to negotiate and find out more about the product or goods to be sold. Facebook is not an online mall per se but its features are perfect to create a marketing atmosphere.

Facebook marketplace is the perfect platform to sell and buy popular goods and services, bulky or breakable items i.e. items that won’t be easily carried to a far distance, so it has to be sold to someone close by, electronic gadgets or children stuffs. It is not advisable to buy rather expensive things on Facebook.

Facebook is largely populated, so there is almost nothing you can’t find on it, but be warned, beware of scams, once you start noticing strange things about the seller and the goods, do not buy. I will advise you to buy from trusted and credited people with good history about Facebook Marketplace or someone with who you have been acquainted on the application.

 There are a lot of online shopping sites out there because we are now in the internet age where almost everything can be gotten online. Facebook’s platform is very unique in the sense that every FB user has access to it. Buying from online shopping sites is pretty easy because all you need to do is register with them. But to sell on already developed online shops, you need some capital to do so. This is why Facebook Marketplace is different. All it takes is for you to sign up with Facebook. Once you do this, you can start selling in the marketplace for free.

Facebook Market Place Buy and Sell

The FB Marketplace is a catalog of items that are properly arranged to help buyers easily identify what they want. As a buyer or seller, you are required to set your reach so people within your sphere can see you. Although, Facebook like every reasonable platform has policies that govern its marketplace.

Sellers are required to upload quality photos of their items with well-detailed descriptions. Buyers just visit and begin to bargain with sellers.

How to Buy and Sell on Facebook Marketplace – Facebook Marketplace App Review

To do this, you must have a Facebook account

* Go to the Facebook page and click on the three-lined icon
* Click on the marketplace, has a building icon
* If you want to sell, click on “selling” on the top right corner
* Fill in all the details requested about what you aim to sell
* Click on photo to add a picture about it and click post
* To buy, follow the first two steps, and click on the item you want to buy
* Click on “ask for details” to send a message to the seller asking for information about the goods or services.

Unlike e-bay and any other online mall, a face-to-face meeting can be scheduled between the buyer and seller after negotiating the condition and terms of the item, this will reduce the risk of getting a wrong, bad or different item.

Although Facebook does not have a large number of audiences like e-bay or any other online mall, it promises to have because of the gain and ease in which items are sold and the kind of clarity it provides between a buyer and seller.


How to Find Facebook Marketplace

Funny enough, you may have been coming across the FB Marketplace without knowing the function. It isn’t your fault though; you will also get to meet lots of people who also do not know its function. When you log in to your Facebook account, get to the top where you have your timeline. There, you will see a shop front icon. That is the Facebook Marketplace.

It is that simple and without any stress. Don’t miss out on this because it can save you the cost of establishing a physical shop or paying for online shop space.

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