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Facebook Marketplace is now available in PH and here’s what you need to know

By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fernandez - on 27 Jan 2018, 4:43pm

Facebook Marketplace is now available in PH and here’s what you need to know

Facebook Marketplace (Image from YouTube).

Facebook recently introduced Marketplace to Filipinos this month, and it is set to make easier for us to discover, buy, and sell goods locally.

“Already 550 million people buy and sell in groups on Facebook each month, we are excited to bring Marketplace to the Philippines and make it easier to discover, buy and sell goods locally. Whether you’re a new parent looking for baby clothes or a collector looking for a rare find, Marketplace makes it easier to buy and sell what you need. People can feel good about buying and selling on Marketplace because it’s easy to view the public profiles of buyers and sellers, your mutual friends, and how long they’ve been on Facebook,” stated Karandeep Anand, Director of Product Management at Facebook.

Discover sale items near you

Marketplace is a Facebook feature that shows you items that are relevant to your community. Similarly, by tapping on the Marketplace icon, you can post your products for sale directly or cross post from a buy or sell group.

Search items you need within your area in Marketplace. (Image from Facebook)

If you want to find something specific, just search at the top and filter your results by location, category, or price. You can also browse what’s available in a variety of categories such as Household, Electronics, and Apparel. You can even use the built-in location tool to adjust the region you’re looking in, or switch to a different city together.

Just simply tap on the image of the product you find interesting to see more details for the seller, including a product description, the name and profile photo of the seller, and their general location. You also have the option to save the item for later.

Click on the item to see the item's image clearly and see the seller's photo. (Image from Facebook)

Direct communication with the seller

If you’ve decided that you like the item, send the seller a direct message from Marketplace to tell them you’re interested to make an offer. You and the seller can now make work out on the details of the deal. Note that Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of the items in Marketplace.

Make deals easily with the seller through Marketplace. (Image from Facebook)

Post items for sale easily in just few taps     

If you want to sell an item, simply take a photo, describe your item, set your price, and you’re done! Anyone from your area can find your item and message you if they want to buy it. You can also choose to post to Marketplace and a specific buy and sell group at the same time.

Just fill up the seller's form and post your sale item in Marketplace. (Image from Facebook)

 

The Philippines joins forty-seven countries worldwide where Marketplace is available.

A screenshot of Facebook Marketplace. (Image from Facebook)