How to sell on Facebook marketplace

Hey everyone. Facebook has a built-in marketplace where you could buy and sell things and in this video, I wanted to show you how you could sell something on there. So if you’re familiar with things like eBay or Craigslist, it kind of works the same way. But I started utilizing it and he ended up getting better results for me, then he did on eBay. So I had some items on eBay, I put it on the market place. And he’s sold faster on the marketplace than he did on eBay and there are no fees because you’re dealing with people like you do On Craigslist, so you don’t have to pay the fee that eBay takes from you if you sell something on there. So let’s jump into the computer. I want to show you selling an actual item on there, so I’ll show you how to list it. And then I’ll show you how to post it. Let’s jump into the computer, so I could show you that. If it’s your first time here, I post social media and tech tutorials that are easy to follow, five times a week, so please consider subscribing. Let’s take a look. I’ll show you this process on a desktop. Then I’ll show you the mobile app version. First we need to go to the marketplace, so the Facebook Marketplace has a link right here on the side, or you could just go to slash marketplace. It will take you to the same place. Let me go ahead and click that link and this is the Facebook marketplace on a desktop. This is what it looks like. You could actually buy any of these items and the way it works is it’s not like eBay. You don’t make a bid, and then you don’t get the item via mail. You actually meet up with people like you would on Craigslist. So if you wanted these MacBook Towers, I would contact this person through messenger and I would buy it, so when you sell something, it’s basically the same process. So you could be on there buying or selling or you could click this link, so this is what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna sell something and I’m gonna have an item for sale. You could also sell a car here. I’ll sell something simple right now. This is the box for selling something. Go ahead and choose a category. So in this case, it’s an electronic I’m going to see, and I’m selling a magnetic levitation global. I’ll show you what that is in a second, but I’m gonna type out the description here. You could also look it up to get an idea for price. So typically, this is selling for twenty one dollars new, so I’m just kind of seller for nine dollars here. And I’m gonna put my location here. You could describe your item, so I actually have a link to that item here, so I could go ahead and take that description from here, so I’ll just go ahead and take the name of it and I’m gonna minimize this and I’m gonna put it over here, and then it says at photos. I took some pictures with my phone. They’re on my desktop here. So this is what it actually looks like. I took about four pictures, but you could have up to ten. So I’ll select all these, I’ll press open and then it will upload those. It says I could have six plus more here. And once they’re uploaded, I could edit the pictures if I wanted to just like you would with any Facebook pictures. You can move them around and sort them the way you wanted them to be sorted and that’s it, Next you just got a press post. And just like that, it’s been posted and once it sells, it will move over to the sold column. You could still go ahead and manage and edit this post if you didn’t like what you put here any time. And once you sell it, because Facebook actually doesn’t know that it’s been sold, because it happens in person, you will have to press mark as sold. And now if you go under selling, you’ll see everything you have on there for sale and on there buying, you’ll see everything that you’re Initiating to buy with a buyer and under browse you could still go and see everything near you. You could change the mile radius, you could change the location, you could shop by category, by price. It’s really a great way to buy things nearby. On a mobile device, the marketplace actually has an icon right in the middle on the bottom, so right in the center, if I press that I go to the Marketplace. It’s basically the same marketplace that you saw on the desktop, but on the mobile app, it just has a different navigation to it. But the selling process is not that different. So when you’re on the marketplace here right next to your profile picture it says what are you listing? if you click there, that’s how you list an item on the mobile app. I’m on an iOS app here, and I’ll press item for sale right here, so the same process I just went through. Again, what are you selling, so you put a description, price, category. And then you could have a location and then if you want to ship it, it says offer shipping for this item. Sso you could do that. You don’t have to actually meet with someone in person with the mobile app. You could actually ship it that way. And then you could add pictures just the way you did, so I could just add the picture just like I did on the desktop right there. I could add multiple pictures. And it’ll show up just like that. And let me just put test here just to show you. I’m not gonna actually post this one. And you press next and then it will say do you want to share it publicly on the marketplace on your profile. In this case, I’m just gonna press Marketplace. And then you could just press post and that’s all you have to do to post that item. So to check the progress, all you have to do is go to the store again. So the same page and on top. There is this icon says you if I click that it shows all the items that I’m selling and I actually got a couple messages already. It has 17 views already. I let a couple minutes go by before I record this section of the video. But 17 views, 2 offers, and they both agreed to come pick it up, so who ever offered it to me first, I’m gonna go ahead and make the sell with them, but that’s where you could see what items you’re selling or buying right here on the mobile app and then the messages came from the messenger app, so when I clicked them it took me over to messenger. So this sells actually completed. It just took a few minutes. I had this on eBay for actually 10 days. And I didn’t get a single offer, only 6 views. This got 17 views, 2 offers within basically less than 5 minutes. I hope this video was helpful, and you could sell something really quick here on Facebook marketplace. Please give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to this channel. I post tech tutorials and social media tutorials five times a week and as always I hope to see you on the next video. Thanks so much for watching.

52 Replies to “How to sell on Facebook marketplace”

  1. Thanks so much for watching. Please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to this channel for daily, easy to follow tech videos. Thank you!!

  2. Great tutorial! The reason I'm here, I just signed up for FB but the Market Place Tab is not there. I did not fill out all of the profile info just yet and I put a few block filters on. Could that be the reason or is it something else? Thanks

  3. Appreciate the video, i'm thinking of selling on FM, but wasn't sure how to do it. So thanks again for sharing!!!

  4. hi, i have been trying for many days now to list on marketplace, but i keep getting a message telling me there are issues with my product, and the item is not approved. how do i fix this issue please?

  5. I buy Samsung tab S 3, very beautiful and I paid 2 and more thing. and I'm planning to start my own business there too very soon on Facebook marketplace. and I live in France Paris. It very easy to buy on Facebook marketplace.

  6. How does shipping work? Do they pay you first and through PayPal only? I have an item listed and I have a buyer but want to know the procedure. Thanks

  7. I've read thru most of the Help links on Facebook Marketplace but they never describe the protocol and timing for dealing with buyers who say they are interested but then don't respond for more than 3 hours. I don't want to break any protocol rules regarding (1) waiting to hear back or advising them I'm moving to the next person or (2) how long into the future you must allow the person to be able to meet up with you.

  8. Hey there ☺ thanks for the easy to follow information. Checked out your chanel, lots of good everyday stuff there. ….also, i thought it rather genteel of you to suggest that your listener 'consider' subscrbing. Nice .

  9. When u sell somthing how do u recive money once some one buys somthing from u do they give it as cash or is it paypal

  10. Hello I just supported your page and subscribed that's gave you the thumbs-up I also hit the bell schedule video in my messages please support my page give me the Thumbs Up And subscribe I would appreciate it thank you you doing a great job

  11. When I post it it has a th uh gn saying that they have to secure my account and it's been like that for over an hour how do I fix it

  12. Hi, thanks for tutorial, but on my device you can't see the marketplace icon, please if anyone knows how to get this. Thanks a lot

  13. I'm trying to sell my Designer Sunglasses but FBM keeps rejecting it. What is happening here, What am I doing wrong?

  14. I wish I saw this last week. I put my $2,500 3 piece sofa on eBay in Australia and someone bid and won it for $112. Thanks for posting, you live and learn

  15. Wow, they hold my ad up for a teddy bear, some hearing protection and a toy truck, for a week. YouTube and marketplace, a bunch of cucks.

  16. Hi there, I have a question. When I list an item to sell on facebook marketplace it is there but when I take the mouse cursor on it, it only show the sign of 'SHARE', so if someone likes to buy item they cannot contact me. I will appreciate if you could help. thanks

  17. Hi there, I have a question. When I list an item to sell on facebook marketplace it is there but when I take the mouse cursor on it, it only show the sign of 'SHARE', so if someone likes to buy item they cannot contact me. I will appreciate if you could help. thanks

  18. Hi there, I have a question. When I list an item to sell on facebook marketplace it is there but when I take the mouse cursor on it, it only show the sign of 'SHARE', so if someone likes to buy item they cannot contact me. I will appreciate if you could help. thanks

  19. Critical question
    How long does the FB market place ad last?
    Is it better to keep it on the market place long terms?…..or delete/renew every so often?

  20. I'm in a retrogame group and when I'm trying to upload photos to the listing they just keep loading. Please help.

    A very well planned and executed Presentation –

    Just want to bring 1 point to your attention:
    The Demo on the Desktop – the Pop-up Screens are too small for viewing – when viewing via Smartphone.

    Likewise the Phone demo is also difficult to see.

    You did such a great job covering both venues and mentioning important hints – Price Comparisons –

    Please consider an Updated Verson to gain greater viewing numbers.

    Thank you and will check you Channel's other subjects.

    HaPpY Sales to You!

  22. So downloading messenger for mobile devices helps to chat with buyers? I was skipping through trying to find only what I wanted to know.

  23. I get 10-15 a day people asking me if my item is still for sale and then they want to meet- all after midnight… so a lot of criminals use FM to rip people off. You also get a lot of trolls asking you in non english about an item. Now and then you get a person telling you to take down your item and that they are selling the same item, but you have to tell them this aint Amazon where if you complain you get your way.

  24. Your the first guy on Facebook that gets right to the point…most people talk to much, telling their whole life story…I will subscribe…thnaks

  25. Great informative video! Can you tell me how I get ratings for the items iv sold and where I can find them!
    Thank you 😁

  26. I have a question, when I click the the button to post , it doesn’t show messages button, what do I do to correct that

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