Beginner Tips for Success: How To Sell on Facebook Marketplace

Garage sales used to be all the rage, but lately, selling used items online has become the preferred method for selling local items. For local sellers, Facebook Marketplace is a great way to sell things.

Whether you’re trying to get rid of some old furniture or sell your car, Facebook Marketplace makes it easy to connect with buyers in your area. All you need to get started is an active Facebook account.

Facebook Marketplace is integrated into the Facebook app, making it easy to list items and communicate with buyers without leaving the app.

Why Sell on Facebook Marketplace?

Anyone can sell on Marketplace, but it’s especially well-suited for people who: -Are selling items locally -Want to declutter their home

Who Should Sell on Facebook Marketplace?

Facebook Marketplace is available on both desktop and mobile. Go to and click on the “Create New Listing” button.

The Facebook App vs. Desktop

For digital transactions, most sellers prefer to use PayPal for transactions. Some people also pay directly through the Facebook messenger app.

What Method of Payment Should I Ask For?

If you’re selling an item that needs to be shipped, you need to set up a shipping method. The most common methods are through the post office.

How Do Shipping and Returns Work?

If you want to use the shipping feature on Facebook, you’ll need to be selling as a shop. Selling as a shop comes with a selling fee of 5% per shipment or a flat fee of $.40 for shipments of $8 or less.