Do you want to learn how to buy and sell on the Facebook marketplace? If yes, then read on. In this post, you will learn everything about the innovative Facebook marketplace, ranging from how to buy to how to sell on this platform. So stay put while I take you through the tutorial.
What do you know about Facebook marketplace? With a population of over 2 billion users, I believe it’s safe to say that Facebook is one of the best and biggest platforms to expand your brand, whether big or small. With the newest roll out on Facebook Marketplace, millions of people have now turned their focus on Facebook for buying and selling. Like you already know, Facebook has over the years, established a strong reputation for credibility and safety. Hence, the reason that has endeared millions of people globally to turn to Facebook for buying and selling.
But before we proceed, we would want to clear the doubt in your mind by establishing a pertinent framework.
What is Facebook Marketplace?
Facebook online market place is a platform on Facebook that creates an environment for buyers to meet sellers within a particular community; you get to see an item that is up for sale within a distance of 100 miles from your location. The Facebook Marketplace buy and sell feature is currently available on iOS and Android devices only. With hopes of releasing the desktop version in the nearest future. As we know, in every trade, there must be a buyer and also a seller, the same concept applies to Facebook Marketplace, so in this article, we shall discuss these two aspects separately, but in both cases, trading on the marketplace is a win-win for both parties involved.
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How To Become a Seller On Facebook Marketplace
The aim is to impress potential buyers, so how do you do this? Well, as the saying goes “ A picture is worth a thousand words “, so you may want to start by taking photos of anything you want to sell in a moderately high definition. There are ten slots available for you to post your products, leverage on this and select the best ten pictures that buyers won’t scroll through without having a second look.
That is as far as pictures go, the next thing is to describe your product, a detailed description of your product should include its state (new or old), quality and other relevant information depending on the product.
Decide on a price, a good idea is to check other sites to see what your competitors are up to. This will give you a better idea of a fair price.
Facebook Marketplace is open for price negotiations, so feel free to increase your fee a little bit higher than the actual price to be on the safer side of the price bargain.
Lastly, as a seller, you may want to take screenshots of your transactions, not only will it help boost your reputation as a seller, some buyers will need enough proof that they are dealing with credible sellers.
How To Become A Buyer On Facebook Marketplace
You want to make sure you are buying right. How so? It basically functions like every other market place in the world, where you walk into a shopping mall to buy a few things. There, you can see a variety of items arranged in a shelve for you to select from, its quite the same on Facebook Marketplace, you can choose to browse items by categories or by using the search bar to find what you want.
Either ways, when you find an item you are sure you want to buy, tap on the image of the product, feel free to view the seller’s profile, send them a direct message or through messenger, ask questions to have a reasonably good idea of what you want to buy, check out some other sites to also have an idea of the price range of the product before you start negotiating.
On your own part, don’t make any form of advanced payment, if you are not sure of the source, agree to meet somewhere public, but safe enough to see and confirm the authenticity of the product before making payments.
Note that Facebook does not facilitate any payment; credit card, bank transfers or any form of payment at all. It is up to the two parties involved to make arrangements and agree on how to make payments; Facebook is not responsible for such or demanding charges for any commodity sold within the network.
That is it, guys. We hope you have learned a couple of things from this post. Still got any other question? Please do well to use the comment section down below, and we shall get back to you ASAP.