Facebook introduced Marketplace: Now buy & sell with local community

buy & sell facebook marketplace

In recent years, people have used Facebook more than just a social community. They used it as business place and started buying selling with each other. This activity first took place in Facebook Groups and has grown significantly. Now more than 450 million people are regular visitors of buying and selling groups in Facebook.

This is a huge success and it inspired Facebook to introduced “Marketplace”, a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community, to help people make more of these interactions. Moreover, Facebook is committed to build new features and options to make it better.

To visit Marketplace, just tap on the shop icon at the bottom of the Facebook app and start exploring. Currently it is available only in four countries (US, UK, Australia and New Zealand) on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android. New countries will be added in upcoming months along with the availability of Marketplace on the desktop version of Facebook.

Find Item available for Sale near you:

When you open the marketplace, you will see items that people near you have listed for sale. You can also find specific item by searching it on the top. Category, location and price filter help you in finding your desired item. On finding something interesting, tap on image to see more details from the seller. It includes item description, name and profile photo of the seller and location of the seller.

If you have made the mind to buy it, send the seller a message from marketplace to tell him/her you are interested in it and make an offer. Now it is all up to both of you how you work out this deal. Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace.

Post an Item for Sale in just four steps:

Just like finding an Item, selling an item is also very easy on Marketplace. Post an item in just four steps.

1. Take a picture of your item, or add it from gallery
2. Enter a product name, description and price
3. Confirm your location and category
4. Post

Anyone looking in your area can find your item and message if they want to buy it. You can also choose to post to Marketplace and a specific buy and sell group at the same time. Tracking of all of your current and past transaction is also easy. Just visit the Your items section. You will find there your saved items, products you’ve posted for sale and all your messages with people.