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How Facebook Marketplace works

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In this article, we will provide you with a complete guide on how to sell your used items on Facebook Marketplace using your smartphone or PC.

The marketplace is a section of Facebook, through which all users have the opportunity to write ads to sell goods of all kinds, including cars, houses, but also objects for household use or bags and accessories. It is a real platform to sell online and to access and sell on Marketplace, or even make purchases, you must be registered with Facebook. Each sale post will consist of product images, a description, price, and other information about where the product is located.

Selling on Facebook Marketplace, allows you to be able to sell all those items that until now had remained collecting dust in your garage or that you have not been able to sell on other trading sites or used items. Each seller can insert a maximum of 10 ads which, before being published, will be verified by Facebook and must comply with all the rules and rules established by the social network. For example, all advertisements regarding the sale of illegal substances, products containing tobacco and accessories related to their use, or weapons, explosives, and ammunition, will never be published on the Facebook Marketplace. Find out how to use Facebook Marketplace to sell and buy.

How to sell on Marketplace using a smartphone

If you don’t have a desktop computer, you can still make sales on the Marketplace through your smartphone or tablet, the procedure is the same. The first thing to do is to download the Facebook application on your device, after having searched for it from the store. If you have an Android device, you can download it from the Play Store instead if you have an iOS device, you will need to download it from the App Store. If you are not already registered on Facebook, you will need to create your account by filling in the appropriate fields and registering. If you already have an account, you can log in with your data. Now enter the Marketplace.

To write your first announcement for the sale of a product, you must click on the top left on the item ” Sell ” and indicate what type of product it is, choosing from the available options: for example, you will find “Articles”, “Vehicles”, “Houses for sale or rent”. A new screen will open in which you can insert images of the product by clicking on “Add photo”: the system gives the possibility to insert a maximum of 10 images. You will have to enter in the “Title” section, a name for the announcement of the sales and then in the “Price” section, you will have to indicate the amount at which you intend to sell the product. If you deem it necessary you can enter, through a drop-down menu, the category to which the product belongs,

By selling a good or an object, you will have the possibility to choose whether or not to offer shipping costs, by moving the lever to ON or OFF, which is located near the item ” Offer shipping “. You can also choose to insert tags to mark the sale announcement by entering them in the ” Product Tag ” section. Used in this context, tags can make searching easier. To continue click on ” next ” which you will find at the top right.

The newly created ad can also be shared on your personal profile if you wish. You can do this by placing a check in the box that you will find at the top of the screen, next to ” Your profile “. Another option will allow you to publish your sales announcement, as well as on the Marketplace, also on other trading groups already existing on Facebook, which will be suggested to you in the ” Recommended groups ” section. To do this you will need to click on the ” + ” button that you will find next to the name of each recommended group. You should be aware that some groups are closed, so before you can post your ad you will first have to apply to become a member of the group.

When your ad is published, you will find it on the Marketplace Facebook home and can be viewed by all Facebook users. Those interested will have the opportunity to get in touch with you privately, through Facebook Messenger. They will write the questions or requests they want to ask you in the ” Send a message to the seller ” section and you will be able to read and answer them via Facebook Messenger. If you do not want to use this app, you can still read the messages through the “Mail” section of the Marketplace, which you will find at the top of the screen, on the main screen.

Also in that part of the main screen you will find the ” Your ads ” section, where you can make changes to your sales ad, or communicate that your item has been sold, then delete the ad or share it on other groups.

How to sell on Marketplace using your computer

Selling on the Marketplace is also possible through the official Facebook site or through the desktop app. Once logged in and entered on Facebook, you will need to select the Marketplace icon, which you will find on the left, and then click on “Sell something” to place your ad. You will be able to enter the title of your ad in the “What do you sell?” section, in the “Price” section indicate the amount at which you want to sell your product and check the location where the item is located. Through the item “Select a category” you can choose the category to which your product belongs and then create a description in the “Describe your item” field. To insert the photos, click on “+” and attach a maximum of 10. Click “Next” to continue and choose whether to publish your ad on other groups in which you are registered. To publish your ad, click on “Post”.

Your ad will now be visible on the Marketplace home and all users will be able to see it and be able to contact you exactly as on a smartphone. At the top of the screen, on the left in the Facebook Marketplace home, by clicking on ” Sale “, you will have the possibility to manage all your ads, for example, mark them as sold, if you have concluded a sale or as suspended, if the sale is suspended. At the same time, you can edit or delete them by clicking on the pencil symbol.

If you are a business and sell on Marketplace as a page

Companies can use Marketplace to advertise their business and their items, thus being able to reach more people, even if they do not publish directly on the Marketplace. They can show customers all their items through Marketplace directly from the company page shop, without ever leaving the Facebook app and showing all their retail products.

Support for Facebook Marketplace

If you are having difficulty with a product or other sales announcement, you can consult the Facebook Help Center page to try to resolve your problem. Here you will find all the information in detail about all the functions of the social network. To search for your solution quickly, you can write a keyword in the search field that refers to your problem and choose among the topics that will be suggested by the search.

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