The Facebook Marketplace was introduced in the year 2016 it was like a Facebook business place Just like eBay/Olx, Facebook has extended its business model to include an online marketplace feature that lets you discover, buy, and sell items to the people in your area and community. The platform is similar to eBay/Olx but with an added touch of ‘Social-ness’. You get to chat with the other party over Facebook messenger and also have access to their Facebook profile through which you can get information about them. It was a great initiative by Facebook to increase its useability through Marketplace.
As of December 2021, Facebook Marketplace is used in 70 countries by more than 800 million people around the world each month to discover, buy or sell them. It’s a great growth given the fact that the platform started just 3 years ago. Through the marketplace, Facebook is getting to its new heights by developing new ideas and making social media for business so people can easily interact with others and buy and sell things on the Internet in a simple manner.
How to Sign Up and Log in?
Facebook is a well known social media site and most people have their account on Facebook and if you have your account on Facebook automatically you can able to reach Facebook Marketplace by just swiping left 3 times on mobile and on desktop you just had to find this logo and just click on it to go to Marketplace.
If you do not have a Facebook Account, Firstly you have to Sign Up. You have to search Facebook on Search Engine then the first result you see the Facebook signup and login then just click on it and after that, you are on the login page of Facebook on that page you find an option of Create New Account just click on it you will get a new page and you have to fill some information like your name, gender, email address or mobile number and date of birth, password and then click on Signup through this you can create a Facebook account and get access to the Facebook marketplace.
Here is an example of a signup page
Access to the Marketplace
When the account is created then you can upload your profile picture and fill in something about you and make your profile and add some friends on Facebook. After that, you can click on the marketplace logo then you can able see the things that people are selling nearby you or, you can choose in which area you want to search item by location edit. If you want to buy anything then just click on that and you got an option to send a message to the seller.
In the marketplace, you can also sell your things by clicking on sell and filling in the information about your product like Title, price, category, condition, location, and description, and some more things then just click on the post and your ad is on the marketplace. Through this, you can buy and sell anything on the Facebook marketplace.
Example of selling page
- Click the Marketplace icon
- Enter an item title, description and price.
- Select Location
- Give Item Description its optional
- Then tap the ‘Create new listing’ button. Select the type of item, then take a photo of your item (you can select more than one from your gallery), and click the ‘Add Photos’ option to upload them.
- Then Post
Facebook was made up as a Social sharing app, website. But Nowadays the digital world is coming so Facebook adds some Amazing and helpful Features. Facebook marketplace is another awesome idea, Millions are people liking this idea and the idea seems very helpful to everyone. All information has been given in this blog.