In the past, I’ve sold some items on Craigslist. While I love selling online, it’s no longer my go-to site. I have started selling on Facebook Marketplace.
Why Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace was rolled out a couple of years ago. With so much selling going through Craiglist, eBay and the like, it was natural that Facebook would want to get in on the game.
I like Facebook Marketplace for the following reasons:
- Familiarity – I use Facebook almost every day. So do many people. You don’t need a different login to sell (or buy items). You don’t need a different app. It’s all right there.
- Real People – When you’re buying or selling on Facebook Marketplace, you’re using your regular profile. So is the other person. You instantly have a name and a face. It seems to make things more personal.
- Size – Facebook is huge as it is. So right away you’ve got a built in audience.
It’s been a cool experience so far. But, I have some observations.