Facebook Marketplace: Easy Ways to Buy and Sell through Facebook Groups – Facebook is a social media that connects billions of people around the world, this is the most successful social media in history and is still the best social media. The dominance of Facebook as a social media is still unchallenged even though there are so many similar social media. Even Google with its Google Plus social media cannot compete with Facebook’s dominance, and the surprising thing is that Google Plus will close their services in April.
Facebook has a lot of features, and one of the features I will discuss here is the buying and selling feature of the Facebook group. This Facebook buying and selling feature has just been launched in 2016 and for Indonesia itself, it has just been activated recently.
The buying and selling feature on Facebook was made because Facebook knows that Facebook groups have grown as a forum for buying and selling and more than 450 million people each month visit the Facebook group to carry out selling and buying activities. By knowing this, Facebook made a buying and selling feature to make it easier for Facebook users to transact in their community or group.
Facebook launched a buy and sell feature that was named Marketplace, it is a convenient destination to find, buy and sell items with people in the Facebook community or user group. The Marketplace makes it easy to find new things you’ll love, and find new homes for easier buying and selling. If you frequently buy and sell transactions through Facebook, of course this Facebook marketplace feature is a beautiful new solution for you. And Facebook promises to continue building new options and features to make the best experience possible for people who use Facebook.
How to Buy and Sell on Facebook Marketplace
To visit the Facebook Marketplace, all you need to do is hit the shop icon at the bottom of the Facebook app and start exploring. And below are the steps for making a purchase and also selling on Facebook Marketplace.
Finding and Buying Products for Sale Near You
Marketplace will display photo items along with prices from people located near you who have registered for sale. To make it easier to find specific items or items, you can use the search feature at the top and filter the results by location, category or price. You can also browse what is available in various categories such as household, electronics and clothing. Use the built-in location tool to customize the area you are looking for, or switch to a different city to your liking.
When you find something interesting, tap on the image to see more details about the seller, including the item or product name, the product description, the seller’s name and profile photo, and their general location. You can also save these items for later viewing.
If you decide to buy it, you just need to send a message to the seller directly from the Marketplace to let the seller know that you are interested and that you can make an offer. You can negotiate in depth through the messenger. But you need to know that Facebook acts as a liaison between you and the seller. And Facebook does not facilitate payment or delivery of goods on the Marketplace.
How to Sell Products on the Facebook Marketplace
You can do selling items on the Marketplace very easily in a few simple steps
- Take photos of your items, or snap photos of items directly from your camera.
- Enter the product name, product description and price
- Confirm the location by entering your zip code and selecting the category that matches the item you are selling.
- Post your sale to publish your sale.
After you have done the simple steps above, now people who are looking for products to buy in areas close to you will be able to find the product item you are selling and if they are interested in your product then they will send a message to you. You can also choose to post your products to the Marketplace and buy or sell to a specific group at the same time.
To keep track of all your current and past transactions on the Marketplace, visit the “My Product” section. There, you can see the items you have stored, the products you have posted for sale, and all of your messages with the people you transact with.
Note: Buying and selling through the Facebook marketplace is purely a transaction between sellers and buyers or C2C (Customer to Customer) and Facebook is only a medium that does not take part in controlling payments and goods delivery. So you have to be careful when buying and selling transactions, make sure you find trusted sellers and buyers to minimize the occurrence of fraud, and if fraud occurs you cannot sue Facebook. Also read my article about » 10 Tips to Make Your Safe Online Shopping so you can be more careful in online shopping.
Above is a guide on how to make buying and selling transactions with the Facebook marketplace in the group, to increase your buying and selling business to the maximum extent, you can create your own online shop website easily use WordPress so that your online store looks more exclusive and professional. Hopefully the above article is useful for you and good luck. 🙂