Facebook is widely known for the social media services it offers. Only a fraction of its users know it is a lot more than just a social media site.
Apart from satisfying the social media needs of its users, Facebook also allows you buy and sell items on the site via a feature known as the Facebook Marketplace. It is baked right into the fabric of the Facebook site so users can take advantage of it right on the site without having to download any other app.
This feature operates like some of the e-commerce sites but possesses its own quirks. For one, it is free. Users are allowed to do business on the Facebook Marketplace without having to pay any form of charges to Facebook. Secondly, this feature is available only to users above the age of 18, residing in areas the feature is supported.
A wide variety of items are sold on the Marketplace ranging from clothing, shoes, electronics, cars and even real estate. On some occasions, one may be able to get tickets to events as well on the Marketplace.
What’s Facebook Marketplace Near Me?
Facebook Marketplace Near Me is a thoughtful designation made to make buying and selling on the Marketplace easy. With this, buyers are able to find items put up for sale in their vicinity. This totally eliminates or at least reduces the cost of transferring items from sellers to buyers.
On top of that, provision is made for sellers to categorize items they wish to sell appropriately to allow potential buyers the ease of finding a particular they want to buy.
Once you’ve used the Marketplace service overtime to search for items available for sale, Facebook begins to intelligently suggest items you might be interested in based on your previous searches.
At times, a particular item one wishes to buy may not be available for sale in their locality. Changing your region to another could help solve this as the item could be available in other regions. Note however that this counters the purpose for which the Marketplace Near Me designation was put in place. Although, if you need the item in question badly, it trumps the risk of increasing the transfer cost.
Making Use of the Facebook Marketplace Near Me feature
It is required that you turn on Location on your device as Facebook uses your location information to display items according to your region.
As a seller interested in taking advantage of Facebook Marketplace, all you need do is access the Marketplace feature on Facebook, put up images of whatever item(s) you wish to sell(with respect to the Marketplace rules), include their description and finally categorize them accordingly. With these, your items will be displayed for sale.
Buyers however only have to browse through items put up for sale, make their choice by selecting the one(s) they wish to purchase and get in contact with their sellers. Sellers would often get back to them so they could settle on a price and transfer possession of items.