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How to Use Facebook Marketplace

How to Use Facebook Marketplace


Hey everyone. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’m going
to show you how to use Facebook Marketplace. Facebook Marketplace is a great tool for either
looking for items for sale by other people in a specific geographic region, or posting
an item for sale in a specific area. Additionally, Facebook Marketplace let’s users
rate other users as buyers and sellers, which can help you determine if you want to do business
with those people. Also, Marketplace lets you easily reach out
to buyers or sellers through the Facebook Messenger app, and check out that person’s
Facebook profile. Facebook Marketplace also offers a very user-friendly
interface that makes it easy to navigate the app. This video will focus on how to use Facebook
Marketplace in the Facebook app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. First, let’s look at how you can access Facebook
Marketplace. You can quickly get to Facebook Marketplace
in the Facebook mobile app by tapping the “Menu” icon in the lower right corner of your
Facebook home screen, and then tapping “Marketplace” on the next screen. Now we’ll walk through the Facebook Marketplace
Search tab. If you’re coming to Facebook Marketplace looking
for a specific item, you’ll want to tap “Search” in the row of buttons along the top of the
app. This will bring up a Search Marketplace bar
where you can enter what you’re searching for and then tap “Search” to generate a list
of results. In the results the only information you’ll
be shown for items will be the picture and price. However, you can tap on any of those items
to see the seller information, which includes a link to their Facebook profile and seller
rating, a detailed product description, and the seller location. If you’re interested in the item, you can
tap the Ask for Details button to send a quick message to the seller asking if the item is
still available. Alternatively, you can tap “Messenger” to
launch the Facebook Messenger app and send your own custom message to the seller. Additionally, you can tap “Save” to add this
item to your Saved Items list, which we’ll discuss later. If you need to either modify your search location
or radius, you can do that from the Search Results page as well. Just tap the Location icon and radius information
in the upper left corner of the Search Results page, and then you can either choose to enter
a city and state combination, or a ZIP code, to use as your location. At the bottom of the Change Location screen
you can use the slider to adjust the radius around that location where your searches are
performed. Additionally, you can tap to turn on the toggle
at the top of the screen to get notified whenever a new item shows up in this specific search
result. Finally, you can tap “Filters” in the upper
right corner of the screen to filter your search results by price, the date listed,
the category, and more. Now let’s walk through the Facebook Marketplace
Shop tab, which lets you do a more general search. Tapping “Shop” on the Facebook Marketplace
home screen brings up a list of high-level categories for Facebook Marketplace items. This includes Vehicles, Home and Garden, Electronics,
Classifieds, Clothing and Accessories, and more. Some items have subcategories, such as Electronics,
which has subcategories of Electronics and Computers, and Mobile Phones. Tapping to go into any of these categories
or subcategories will take you to a screen that lets you scroll through all of the items
currently available in that category. Again, you can tap the city and radius in
the upper left corner of the screen to go to the Change Location screen where you can
change the search location and radius associated with the results you’re seeing. Next, we’ll look at the Facebook Marketplace
Sell tab. Tapping the “Sell” tab brings up a high-level
menu with options for Items, Vehicles, Housing for Rent, and Jobs. Tap the item type associated with what you
want to list for sale. The option you select will determine the information
you’re asked for in the form. For example, if you choose to sell an item
you’ll be prompted to add photos, supply a title for your item, select a price, choose
an item category, set your location, and give a description of the item. After filling out the form your item will
now be listed and discoverable in Facebook Marketplace search results, and interested
sellers will reach out to you. Finally, we’ll take a look at the You tab
in Facebook Marketplace. Tapping You brings up the You screen. Tapping “Marketplace Profile” brings up your
Facebook Marketplace profile, which shows you how many followers you have on Facebook
Marketplace, and also shows your ratings as a seller and your ratings as a buyer. These ratings are important because if these
ratings are bad, people may choose not to do business with you. Next, you can tap “Inbox,” which brings up
a screen where you can tap to see all of the conversation threads associated with a specific
item you either listed as a seller or expressed interest in as a buyer. The next option in the You screen is Your
Listings. This is where you can go to see all of the
items you’ve listed on Facebook Marketplace, whether they are still available or you’ve
marked them as sold. Tapping the ellipses to the right of any items
brings up a menu where you can quickly change the status of any of these items. Available statuses include marking an item
as available, marking an item as sold, or marking an item as pending. Additionally, you can also choose to delete
an item from here. The next item on the You screen is Saved,
which is where you can see any items you chose to save while you were searching what was
available on Facebook Marketplace. Finally, you can tap “Following” to see a
list of any search results you chose to follow and receive notifications for. Congratulations! You now know how to use Facebook Marketplace. Thanks for watching. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments
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Comments (3)

  1. When I tap the menu I can’t find the marketplace option

  2. TY. Great video. I accidentally gave a seller a bad review. How can I change the seller's rating? TY.

  3. Hi Max I need to know how to rate a saler on marketplace

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