How to Sell on Facebook Marketplace- There is no need to have to get up very early on Saturday morning all because you have to do a yard sale as you try to get rid of some it’s of part with other items that are of no necessary use to you.
Facebook has so many features, besides it being the most visited social media platform monthly it also has a business platform for those interested in buying and selling items.
The business feature of which Facebook introduces in 2016 on its platform is the Facebook Marketplace. Rightly so, it is a typical online market with millions of users looking to either buy items, sell items or explore the Marketplace, in general, hoping to find something they desire and the chances are they will because of the large amount of users pool on the online marketing platform.
How to Sell on Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is an online marketing platform or a destination for Facebook users where they get to display items for sale as they hope to gain several customs interests.
From a buyer’s point of view, it is a place where you explore various items and listings that have been put up for sale while for a seller, it is a platform to advertise and promote there brands and businesses.
The Marketplace has been configured to show you listings that are located close to you, hence you will be dealing with businesses with customers that are a couple of miles apart. However, the location is tentative as users can choose to select the location of the target audience.
Steps To Selling On Facebook Marketplace
To make a sale on the Facebook marketplace is as free as joining the social media platform, Facebook. What is required of the prospective buyer or seller on the Marketplace is to have an active Facebook account in order to accept the marketplace via their news feed page. If you don’t have a Facebook account go ahead and Sign up for Facebook. Here are the steps to help make sales on the Facebook Marketplace;
- Login to your Facebook account on www.facebook.com
- On the menu on the left-hand side select “Marketplace”
- Click “Sell Something”
- Follow the prompts to fill in the necessary information on the items for sale (i.e. a detailed description of the item, location, price, title of the item and photos)
- Click “Post” to help share the items across the Marketplace.
You can as well take advantage of the Facebook Ads feature which it offers to help your advertising and promote your business and brand to Target audience. However, this feature is not free. You can also take a step further in trying to get more customers placing orders for the items by posting your items or listing in buy and sell groups as this will encourage users to Message you.
Note that there is no “buy now” button on the Marketplace so transactions and negotiations are via the Facebook Messenger. This is a good thing because the one on one conversation engages between buyer and seller builds a trustworthy business relationship.
It should also be noted that Facebook takes no part in the business end of the dealings it only serves as a means to promote and display these listings or items up for sale through Marketplace.