Facebook marketplace has been around for about 6 months now and is slowly but surely picking up traction for the local buy and sell community. If you are wanting to sell something for free on the internet then Gumtree is no longer the place to head – Facebook Marketplace has eaten away at Gumtrees market-share and is slowly becoming the most popular place to list and sell goods for free.
How to sell something on Facebook
To list an item on facebook for sale all you need is some pictures, a price and a brief description of the goods or services for sale. Once you have the pictures of the items you want to sell, simply upload them to your desktop or phone and then head on over to the facebook marketplace by navigating to the icon within facebook on the left hand side of the navigation. Once you are inside the marketplce simply click on the “sell something” icon at the top of the screen. This will open a pop up window where you can start to enter the information about the goods or services you want to sell. Once you have filled out all the info simply click on post and your item will instantly go live on the facebook marketplace platform for all to see and hopefully for someone to come and buy.
To make your add get seen by more people you need to sign up to some local groups or dedicated groups for buying and selling. Items such as cars and push bikes prove to be very popular and so have their own groups which you can re-post your goods within. Once you have listed an item for sale in one group the system then allows you to post the item to further groups which you are a member of.
Top Tip – join as many local and dedicated groups as you can, often page or group admins can take 48-72 hours to approve you to a group hence once you have been approved its simply a case of re-posting any items for sale in the total number of groups you are a member of.