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Facebook adding Buy/Sell Functionality

Facebook adding Buy/Sell Functionality

Facebook adding Buy/Sell Functionality

Facebook adding Buy/Sell Functionality

 

Facebook is adding Buy/Sell features in order to compete with sites like Ebay, Gumtree and Craigslist. Before now Facebooker could buy and sell parts informally through facebook groups or to people on their friends list.

The picture below shows how this new function will work on a mobile device. We expect this functionality to see more widespread use/adoption as it matures.

 

Facebook adding Buy/Sell Functionality  

In the future on Buy/sell groups you will be able to select the "sell" button instead of the "post" button when writing up your listing. After selecting the "sell" option you can fill in slots like price, location and an item description. This is a great improvement over the normal box of text that we are used too.

Sellers will also be able to mark an item as either "available" or "sold" after the item has been posted.

While website like Ebay or Gumtree will continue to remain dominant when it comes to buying or selling your items on the internet, this new functionality will help make the platform a much more official means of buying and selling your unused items.

The function has not seen widespread adoption yet by buy and sell groups as of yet, but you can nominate your group for recieving this new feature here. 

 

Join the discussion on Facebook's new buying/selling functionality on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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11-02-2015, 07:51:21

Warchild
We have been using online groups via facebook for a long time to sell goods, it was only a matter of time before Facebook jumped in on this. If they start trying to take a cut on transactions, ill happily stick to facebook groups for it.Quote

11-02-2015, 08:01:43

SPS
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
We have been using online groups via facebook for a long time to sell goods, it was only a matter of time before Facebook jumped in on this. If they start trying to take a cut on transactions, ill happily stick to facebook groups for it.
I'd imagine they might prohibit group trading if they do?Quote

11-02-2015, 08:09:16

Warchild
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
I'd imagine they might prohibit group trading if they do?
Hopefully not, as its my only use of facebook. Their method would obviously put security measures in place and reassurance to skeptical buyers/sellers. But the group trading is quite successful, especially my music groups for buying and selling guitars/pedals etc.Quote
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