How to Sell On Facebook Marketplace: A Beginner’s Guide

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What is Facebook Marketplace?

Facebook Marketplace is a platform where users can buy and sell pre-loved or new items of all kinds. Facebook reported 2.89 billion active users at the end of the second quarter of 2021.

How to Sell Products on Facebook Marketplace:

In order to sell on Facebook Marketplace, you will need to have an existing Facebook account, otherwise if you create a new one, it will take a few months before you are eligible to sell and ship in all categories.

  • Open Facebook and log into your account

  • Click on “marketplace” on the left sidebar

  • Click on “Create New Listing” and select the “Item for Sale” option

  • Fill out the information on the listing form and make sure to create a clear and useful review of your product

  • Marketplace gives you the options to upload up to 10 different photos and also select whether your item is available for local pickup as well as shipping and your return policy

  • Publish the item and you’re all set!

How to Manage Your Facebook Marketplace Inventory with Vendoo:

Besides offering features like crossposting, relisting & delisting and business analytics, Vendoo also offers features to manage your reseller inventory.

  • In Vendoo, you can manage all your inventory and filter by drafts, active and sold listings.

  • You can filter your inventory by the marketplaces they are listed on and by SKUs. 

  • You can create up to 50 custom labels that can help you segment your listings, for instance, you can create a label for women items, color, prices, type of item, or anything that can help you easily organize your inventory. 

You can use Vendoo to filter your inventory by date created, date modified, price, sku number, or alphabetical. You can also download an inventory report at any time!

How to Boost Facebook Marketplace Listings?

Boosting your listings on Facebook Marketplace is a great way to reach new people with your products and give your listings more leverage. You can target specific locations, target markets and also set how much budget you want to spend.

  • Head over to your marketplace profile and click on your account

  • Find the live product or listing you want to promote and click on “Promote Listing

  • Select the budget and duration that you want your promotion to run for

  • Select your audience (This applies to listings with shipping option)

  • Then add or verify your payment method, preview your ad

  • And finally click on “Promote Now”

Once you finish this process your promotion should start running.

Best Things to Sell on Facebook Marketplace

Here’s a list of the top selling products on Facebook Marketplace in no particular order:

  • Children’s items: children’s clothing, furniture, accessories and toys

  • Clothing and Accessories: Handbags, sunglasses and more

  • Electronics and Appliances: Dishwashers, televisions, computers, video gaming consoles and video games

  • Home Decor: Blankets, rugs and Starbucks mugs

  • Handmade Items

  • Collectibles 

  • Antique hardgoods 

Why Vendoo is the Best Option to Crosslist
to Facebook Marketplace:

Besides offering features like crossposting, relisting & delisting and business analytics, Vendoo also offers features to manage your reseller inventory.

  • Vendoo is a great platform to give your business and listings more visibility

  • You can store unlimited inventory on Vendoo as it only charges you by the new items you create on your Vendoo inventory

  • You can crosspost to up to 10 different marketplaces: Poshmark, Etsy, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Depop, Mercari, Kidizen, Tradesy, Grailed and Shopify

  • Vendoo offers customer service all days of the week through live chat 

  • You can access sales and profit data in our Analytics section that shows you information by dates, marketplaces, categories and more 

  • User-friendly interface and great inventory management and features 

Frequently Asked Questions about Facebook Marketplace:

  • Is Facebook marketplace free?

    Marketplace deducts a fee each time you make a sale. The selling fee is 5% per shipment, or a flat fee of $0.40 for shipments of $8.00 or less.

  • Do I need a business license to sell on Facebook?

    Do I need a business license to sell on Facebook?
    No, you don’t need a business license to sell on Facebook Marketplace.

  • What is the cheapest way to ship?

    Sometimes Facebook Marketplace has the cheapest shipping especially if they are having a promotion but if their price isn’t good then we suggest to use Pirate Ship.

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