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How to Post Items for Sale in Facebook Marketplace

How to Post Items for Sale in Facebook Marketplace


Hi. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video, I’m going
to talk through how to post an item for sale in Facebook Marketplace. In October 2016, Facebook roled out Marketplace,
where users can connect to buy and sell items with people in nearby communities. The feature is largely similar to Craigslist,
with one very big difference — you can review any public information on a prospective buyer’s
Facebook page as a way to screen them to see if you want to deal with them. You can post an item to Facebook Marketplace
in a matter of minutes through either the Facebook desktop or mobile app. Prospective buyers will reach out to you through
Facebook Messenger. And now, how to post an item for sale through
the Facebook mobile app. Step 1. Launch the Facebook app on your smart device. Step 2. Tap the “Marketplace” icon in the tray of
icons along the bottom of the app. The Marketplace icon looks a building with
a cover over the front of it. The Marketplace window opens. Step 3. Tap to choose the “Selling” tab at the top
of the screen. Step 3. Tap “What are you selling?” toward the top of the Marketplace window. Step 4. Tap to select an image associated with the
item you want to sell, and then tap “Next” in the upper right corner of the screen. Step 5. Enter a title on the next screen that asks
what you’re selling, and then press “Next.” Step 6. Enter a description on the next screen, which
asks you to describer your item. Press “Next.” Step 7. Enter a price for your item on the next screen,
and then press “Next.” The Finish Your Post screen appears. Step 8. The ZIP code Facebook has that’s associated
with your account appears at the top of the Finish Your Post window. If the ZIP code isn’t correct, tap the current
ZIP code, update it on the next screen, and then tap “Save” to return to the Finish Your
Post screen. Step 9. Tap “Select Category,” and then choose the
category the item you’re selling best fits into. Step 10. Tap “Post” in the lower-right corner of the
Finish Your Post screen. The item will be displayed in the Active part
of the Selling section. How to post an item for sale through the Facebook
desktop app. Step 1. Open your preferred Web browser and navigate
to Facebook. Step 2. Click “See More” in the Explore section on
the left side of your screen. Step 3. Click “Marketplace.” The Marketplace screen appears. Step 4. Click the blue “Sell Something” button toward
the top of the Marketplace window. The Sell Something on Marketplace dialog box
appears. Step 5. Enter the name of what you’re selling in the
“What are you selling?” field. Step 6. Enter the price in the Add Price field. Step 7. Enter a city/state or ZIP code in the Add
Location field. Step 8. Click “Select a Category” to display a drop-down,
and then choose the category the item you’re selling best fits into. Step 9. Enter a description for your item in the Describe
Your Item section. Step 10. Click “Add Photos” if you have photos of the
item you’re selling. Browse to where the images are located, selected
the images you want to include with the post, and then click “Open.” Step 11. Click “Post.” You can view your item by clicking “Selling”
beneath Marketplace in the upper left corner of the Marketplace screen, and then choosing
“Active” at the top of the window. The item you listed for sale will appear in
this list.

Comments (58)

  1. Thank you so much for this; however, there is no "see more" on the left side. =/

  2. I dont have the market place option on the main screen on the app

  3. Hey Max, if you make a separate fb account to sell items can you still use marketplace. I made a separate acct I don’t have the market place icon on my app

  4. Does anyone know how to change the location on Marketplace. Stupid thing keeps defaulting back to another area even after I change and save it to my actual location.

  5. I’m on my iPad. I do see the ‘see more’ option but when I click that there is no marketplace icon. Help….

  6. I miss the post where u can share,to all groups

  7. So how to do you tell the people that are interested where you are located?

  8. I cant find any marketplace icon on my facebook app

  9. I'm on the Android app instead of marketplace videos is there i can't get to market place please help

  10. Why doesn't my ad say "Message Seller"

  11. I’m having a problem with marketplace, I am blocked for some unknown reason I don’t know how to get it unlocked

  12. Does anybody know how to add a post on the SHOP section Facebook Marketplace so that buyers can just click on Check out on Website? I have a Facebook shop page but I can't meet up locally if I'm trying to sell nationwide…..

  13. Can you post to Marketplace from a Facebook Page (rather than a person's account)?

  14. I don’t have to show this tips off logo..??

  15. How to add more images plz

  16. Do you know if your Marketplace posts appear on your friends' news feeds. I'm hoping it doesn't because I don't want to bombard my friends with stuff I'm selling. Thanks!

  17. Its not in my currency

  18. How do you add more images after you post to FB Marketplace

  19. How to buy online through credit card ?

  20. Can I post items on FB Marketplace using my laptop or must I use a mobile device?

  21. how do I post an item for free?

  22. how many times can we post on facebook marketplace a day and at what frequency?

  23. I’m trying to sell a car but I’m not able to post it for some reason

  24. Why do not appear market place advantage on my facebook?😔

  25. For some reason, facebook hides the marketplace from some people. Very strange. I've never had access to it.

  26. Omg thank you much.

  27. Good Video! but step 10 is my problem, when I take a pic of the item I am selling how/where do I store it on my computer and then how do I transfer it to the marketplace. Thanks for your help.

  28. How do you know when somebody buys and pays for the item?

  29. My account is private. Are buyers still able to see my listing even if my account is private?

  30. How do you get paid when an item sells?

  31. Max – I am so confused. Today FB Marketplace banned me and I can't find the reasons why. I read the policies (front to back) but the auto generated emails just said my products were not allowed according to the FB policies, but my items are a genuine Kate Spade bag, a genuine Kenneth Cole pair of leather pants, & a genuine pair of Michael Kors shoes. I modified the description, I thought for the better that may have triggered the algorithms and relisted them, same result- 3 times. I have asked via the appeal email option for FB to revisit it. What also concerns me is I had 3 buyers that wanted to make purchases and 1 that I agreed to sell to as well and I now have to access to them. Does anyone have any advice for me? I am just sick about this. Thanks in advance.😥😥😥😥😥😥

  32. My problem is I listed a pair of brand name jeans after listing i got slapped for some unknown policy. There is nompolicy against selling jeans!

  33. to block en remove all selling groups on my Facebook

  34. Can buyers see my personal fb page?

  35. When I post in Facebook marketplace to post an ad, I'm missing categories when trying to post! Such as electronics, vehicles, and several others! I just put the Facebook app on as my own phone just died..Which I had no problem! A full list of categories when posting! Any ideas? Maybe some type of update? What ya figure?.. Any suggestion much appreciated

  36. Ok everything looks ok but U don't explain what happens next like do Facebook charges you if someone contacts you and wants to buy your item, if you changed your mind and don't want to sell it no more how U remove it from marketplace? how to add new descriptions and photos to an item you already posted? if U already sold the item how U take it out from FB? what is the $ limit amount fb allows to post? what fb doesn't allow you to sell? how long your listing last? how people contact you?

  37. Not showing marketplace icon how solved this

  38. I’ve posted items before but now it’s saying Failed To Post, in red. What is this all about? I’ve tried numerous times and even turned off/on phone.

  39. It's just barely worth posting on Facebook Marketplace, due to every other thing you post requiring review. Their algorithm that tags posts as prohibited is a clusterfuck. You can't post anything "knife"; not a pocketknife, utility knife, or kitchen knife. I am selling tools, parts and materials online. It's constantly down-checking machine tools as "Prohibited Items". Apparently, the idiot liberals that run it think the public should be treated like five-year-olds. They are, apparently, too stupid to realize that the difference between decoration, tool, and weapon is the user.

  40. I don’t have the marketplace option on my screen. The middle app on mine is “watch”

  41. is market place on facebook is free of charge?

  42. How can I show a « discount » price? (Old + new price). Is it simply by updating the price ?

  43. Not how its done on android apps.

  44. Hi there, thanks for your helpful video. However, i have a Facebook page (personal) in witch i have created another page (business), when i want to sell something on the marketplace, it only allows me to do so using my personal page. How can i change that please?

  45. How do you make fb marketplace private from your facebook friends? (via news feeds). I do not want them to see each of my second hand household item listings each time I list unless they are using marketplace themselves and my items appear in their key word search.

  46. i want to thank you for making this very simple to follow intructions that even my nana can follow along,it will be a major impact on helping us get rid of stuff when we are moving.

  47. can't type anything in the titLe box 🤔..any cLues?

  48. How do I find it on the app I’m using an iphone

  49. On a laptop, not a phone. Screen's not the same. Sorry, thumbs down

  50. I posted an item for sell in marketplace and shared it to groups… how do I make it so ppl can now share my post?

  51. hi…how we can operate marketplace from our PC except mobile app.

  52. Will my friends get notified if i posted on marketplace?

  53. Can an item be posted on Marketplace without it showing up on your Newsfeed? There has to be a way I hope?

  54. Yeah, but how do i sell using my page ?

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