Facebook Marketplace is one of the largest online bazaars, available to a wide range of users and has a huge selection of everything imaginable. At the same time, it’s a bit of the Wild West …
I thought of a comparison with the Oriental marketplace – there are some rules, but they are hardly followed. There is practically no authority to deal with anything. In this case, Facebook enters the process only as an intermediary, so all disputes, inaccuracies and fraud are resolved by the seller or buyer “on their own T-shirt”.
This is a tax for being free to advertise and you can sell virtually anything. Unfortunately, this means that you will come across a bunch of fake ads and you will also meet a lot of fraudsters who will contact you when you sell something.
Just sell it
The official help says that it is not possible to sell services, unrealistic items, animals, medical matters and that you must not display items where the photos do not match the caption. It only takes a maximum of three minutes and you will find everything mentioned among the ads. Which, of course, I don’t encourage you to do wrong, I’m just saying.
How to write a label
The description of the product itself may seem trivial, but after a clash with reality, I must say that it is not that simple. The key is to write the exact name of what you are selling to help with the box, receipt or Google. Write down what is included in the sale or what is missing. Describe the shortcomings such as abrasions, scratches, etc. If no additional questions arise after reading the text, this is an ideal situation. Most importantly, don’t try to hide anything.
In the Facebook application on your phone (it works very similarly on the web), click the icon Marketplace. 1 If you want to shop, you can browse ads directly. 2 These can also be filtered by categories, 3 you can change the location, or how far from the location to search 4 and finally there is the classic text search. 5 I will mention the shopping cart icon, 6 You can use this if an e-shop offers its goods via the Marketplace. This option is more popular abroad.
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