One of the best things about smartphones is how quickly they let us access the Internet. You can access your messages, favorite websites, and more on the go. But did you know that you can sell items straight from your phone, too? Using Facebook’s Marketplace feature, you can put your handmade or resale items on sale in a matter of minutes. And, unlike using Craigslist or a similar website, you’ll be able to clearly identify the person you’re selling to. In fact, you can even run a criminal record check on them to avoid scams. How can you get started on Facebook Marketplace?
Take a Picture
The first step is taking a picture, or several, of the item you’re selling. It could be anything from a craft you’ve made to an old piece of furniture you need to get out of the house. Be sure that you have good lighting and capture any imperfections that the item has. It’s a good idea to include its measurements as well, especially if it’s a piece of furniture or some home decor. You also might want to specify if you’re willing to drop off the item or if it’s pickup only. All of this information can be written in the item’s description.
Set A Price
Next, after taking a photo, writing the description, and picking a category, you need to decide how much you want to sell the item for. If it’s brand new in box, you might be able to sell it for somewhere close to what you paid for it. Older and used items are usually priced much lower. Most of the time, people will price their items low so they’ll sell faster. It’s up to you. Plus, you can always lower the price later on.
Post And View Other Marketplace Posts
That’s it! All you have to do is post your item and other people nearby can find it, ask you questions about it, and purchase it. When you have a buyer, try out a criminal record check to see if they’re a potential scammer. You can then meet up with them in person or have them pick up the item. After a certain period of time, if your listing is still unsold, it’ll expire. You just have to renew it at that point and it’ll show up in the Marketplace again. You can also browse other people’s Marketplace posts and snag some great deals! You can even make an offer to see if a seller is willing to lower the price for you. Have fun!