Facebook rolled out with a new alternative to services like Craigslist or eBay. Facebook advertising is already one of the best forte to draw relevant traffic for your business. Now it added effective buying and selling method to give online shopping a new boost.
Social networking giant Facebook incorporated a new “buy & sell” feature For Sale Group members. On creating a post, group member can choose the ‘Sell’ feature option. This feature is like an open form, where you can add product description, a price, set a pick-up/delivery location and also choose “available” or “sold” options.
In case you are unfamiliar, Facebook has a special group- For Sale Groups that helps in buying and selling specific types of items. The process of selling is quite similar to eBay or Craigslist.
However, the feature isn’t available to every individual yet.
The new feature is available to all Facebook “for Sale Groups” in the next few months across iOS, Android and web. Admins, who carried groups and would like to participate, can nominate their Facebook Group here.
According to Facebook, the below details are examples of people from the global community who regularly use For Sale Groups:
– Lisa Duncan-Thayer from Florida created Made By Mama Buy/Sell/Trade to sell her crochet work and give other local artisans a place to sell their handmade items. Now with more than 4,500 members in or near Pinellas County, Florida, the group has helped many women turn their hobbies into businesses.
– Professional guitarist Kadu Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro created a Facebook Group to help musicians buy and sell instruments. In nearly three years, the group has grown to more than 34,000 members. Not only has the group enabled Kadu to personally buy, sell and trade musical instruments, it’s raised his profile and awareness for his band, Swell.