Facebook Marketplace is a place “on Facebook where people can discover, buy and sell items.
People can browse listings, search for items for sale in their area or find products available for shipping.”
But it’s not just for individual people selling random items out of their garage; business owners can leverage Facebook Marketplace too.
So if you’re a business owner wanting to tap into a platform where over 1 billion people are already in a buying mindset…
…read till the end of this post now because we’re showing you how to sell on Facebook Marketplace for business owners like you!
In this post, we’re going to cover 4 ways to sell on Facebook Marketplace so you can add them to your Facebook marketing strategy.
But first, we’re going to show a quick screen share demonstrating how to list an item on Marketplace.
And it’ll also give you an overview of what Facebook Marketplace looks like as a whole if you’ve never messed around with it before.
Steps On How To Sell On Facebook Marketplace Using Desktop
Step 1: Starting with desktop, on Facebook.com, you can click to Marketplace on the left.
Or if you click the menu icon, you can type in Marketplace to find it quickly, or you can simply type in the URL Facebook.com/Marketplace.
So this is an overview of what Facebook Marketplace looks like.
Step 2: You can scroll down to the left to search for items by certain categories.
You can filter if you want to view things within a certain mile radius of your location or if you want to view items that have the availability to ship.
Step 3: To sell something of your own, click “Create new listing”.
Select your listing type, item, vehicle, or home, and then from there, you can fill out all of the listing prompts.
Some are required and some are optional, but you’ll go down and fill in information like:
- photos of what you’re selling,
- a title,
- a description,
- category specifics,
…and so on.
Step 4: As you fill things out, your preview of the listing will update on the right in real-time so you can see what everything looks like.
And we would recommend out of everything here being intentional with your photos, listing title, and description.
That’s because those are the 3 things that are going to get the most initial attention from buyers.
And, it will also help your listing get found by using relevant keywords.
Step 5: Once you click to the Next screen, you can choose the delivery method whether you want it to be local within your area or if you want to offer shipping.
This is so that you can sell nationwide and not be limited to buyers in your area.
Step 6: And on the last screen, you can review everything one more time.
Choose whether you want to publish the listing into any specific groups outside of just Marketplace.
Step 7: And once you have everything the way you want it, you can hit the blue Publish button.
Selling On Marketplace Using Mobile
On mobile, click the hamburger icon, click Marketplace and you can either click your profile icon at the top and click “Create new listing”.
Or tap “Selling” and then click the blue “Create new listing” button.
And you can follow all of the same prompts from there.
So that’s how to sell on Facebook Marketplace!
Now we want to go over some methods business owners can specifically use to make the most of Facebook Marketplace.
4 Ways Business Owners Can Sell On Marketplace
1. “Show inventory for retail items, home rentals and vehicles and event tickets.”
If your business sells items from any of those categories, you can list them on Marketplace the way we just showed you for added reach.
That is especially if your website isn’t yet getting the traffic you need yet.
2. “Advertise your store or items on Marketplace to reach more people, even if your business doesn’t post directly on Marketplace.”
So this is talking about running Facebook ads using the placement of Marketplace, which is different from posting a listing on Marketplace.
We show you exactly how to do this in our Facebook Marketplace ads post, so check that out next.
Now if you’re new in Facebook ads, better read this post too.
3. “Display new or refurbished items from your Facebook Page shop on Marketplace and let customers purchase without leaving Facebook.”
Now, note that this feature is not available to everyone, Facebook says it is “limited to eligible sellers who have a shop with checkout.”
So here’s the Facebook Support URL because it shows you how to add Marketplace as a Sales Channel for Facebook Shops step by step.
And if you’re an eCommerce store owner in particular, we think this will be a really helpful read for you.
4. “Set up a shop with your business Page and sell as a business on Marketplace.”
Now again, Facebook says that “this feature is only available to select sellers right now,” so you may or may not see this as an option yet.
But if you do have it, this could be a solid, organic option to boost your sales.
Here’s our tutorial on Facebook shop setup that you can read next.
And that’s it! Those are our 4 ways on how to sell on Facebook Marketplace as a business owner.
If you want to work with our Facebook marketing company to help you leverage your Facebook marketing, then get in touch with us now!