How to use the Facebook Marketplace

How to use the Facebook Marketplace

Have you often heard of the Facebook Marketplace as a “virtual market” where your friends have successfully sold the items they no longer used and you want to try to do it too but you don’t know how to access the appropriate section on Facebook? Don’t worry, I’ll help you! Here I’ll show you how to use the Facebook Marketplace .

Like many other online trading services, the Facebook Marketplace is a virtual space where you can sell what you no longer use and you can do this for free. 

You will be put in direct contact with your buyers, this must lead you to beware of fake profiles and scams.

I advise you not to ship an item before having received the agreed fee, be careful with card top-ups and, if possible, meet the buyer directly and deal face to face. 

For this case, you can set the sales location, so don’t worry! But let’s see immediately how to do it specifically.

  1. How to use the Facebook Marketplace
  2. Where can I find the Facebook Marketplace?
  3. Buy on the Facebook Marketplace
  4. How to Buy on the Facebook Marketplace from your mobile
  5. Buy on the Facebook Marketplace from your PC

How to use the Facebook Marketplace

As I said before, the Facebook Marketplace is a free showcase where you can sell what you no longer use. 

The service is free but be careful not to be scammed! The marketplace is a service that is available to all owners of a Facebook profile. You can use it from both PC and Smartphone App.

Where can I find the Facebook Marketplace?

To activate the Facebook Marketplace icon on your Smartphone, access your Facebook profile from your mobile phone and then click on the three horizontal lines at the top right

Once here, click on ” Settings ” and then type at the top, in the search box (look in the settings), the word ” Quick “. 

Click on the result ” Quick Links Bar ” and move the switch to the right under “Marketplace – Buy and sell in your community”. 

You will now find the Marketplace icon in the top bar (house icon) or by clicking on the three horizontal lines at the top right.

As for the PC instead, the activation of the quick link icon, a vote activated by the Facebook App on the Smartphone (the procedure seen above), is also activated on Facebook on the Computer.

Here you can find the Marketplace by accessing your profile, clicking on the house-shaped icon at the top left, and then clicking on ” Marketplace ” in the left column .


Buy on the Facebook Marketplace

Once you have seen how to activate the quick link to see the ads published on the Facebook Marketplace

Let’s see how to buy an item from the Marketplace both from your PC and from your Smartphone.

How to Buy on the Facebook Marketplace from your mobile

To buy an item from the Marketplace on your mobile , once you have accessed the appropriate section (as we have seen above or by clicking on the top right on the three horizontal lines and then expanding the menu by clicking on “Other”).

All you need to do is locate the item you want to buy among those displayed.

You can change the location of the ads by clicking on the current city at the top right (which by default is the one where you live),

Then choose the city and the maximum distance. You can do a further search by selecting a category by clicking on the “Categories” button at the top right.

Once you click on the ad, you can see the photo, the location of the item for sale, the seller’s profile (Information about the seller)

And send a message to the ad by clicking on the blue “Send a message to the seller” button (a message that will appear on Messenger). Sometimes you can find the seller’s number itself in the description.

To sell an item you no longer use, simply click on the Marketplace icon, the one in the shape of a house, and then on ” Sell ” at the top left.

Buy on the Facebook Marketplace from your PC

To buy an item on the Marketplace from your computer, once logged into the Facebook website.

Click on the house-shaped icon at the top left and then the house-shaped one ( Marketplace ) on the left column. At this point, you will see all available ads.

To choose an ad, you can act by selecting the city, clicking on the name of your city of residence at the top right (and setting the range of action), or clicking on a specific category from the left column. 

How to use the Facebook Marketplace

Then click on the desired ad and decide whether to send a message to the seller (via Messenger) or call him directly (sometimes the phone number is written in the description).

To sell an item that you no longer come out, just go back, click on the Marketplace icon , the one in the shape of a house, then on ” Create a new ad ” (or “Sale”) from the top left column

Read Also : How to promote your business on Facebook

Well, I showed you how to use the Facebook Marketplace. I hope I have been of help, bye and see you next time

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