Facebook enables you to create your own private online groups. Any Facebook user in a private group can request to be added to the group as a user.
The posts created on the private group page will only be viewable by members. If you have a Facebook business page, you can invite the page members to join your private group. This can serve as a community alongside the Facebook page.
The same way people create different groups, you can as well decide to create a buy and sell group for your business on Facebook – Facebook Business Page.
You may control activities in the group set rules as the group administrator, Add members you like, and throw out those who may pose a threat to the group.
You can choose to create a group specifically for your businesses, where you can post items for sale from time to time. And also invite interested buyers to join the platform, and generally promote your business.
This group on Facebook is known to be a buy and sell group, so you never have to deviate from the group’s intent and start using it for another intent.
Follow these steps to create a Facebook group:
- Scroll to the group section on your Facebook screen in your menu bar and click on groups.
- Click the create link
- This will open a new page where you can begin to add your group details
- Enter a group name that befits the purpose of creating the group on the name your group option.
- Then add members of your group on the add some people option on the page, you will need to add at least one friend to your group in order to create your group.
- You have to choose your privacy settings, you will have to decide how much privacy you want for your group. And you can only change it when you have less than 5000 members, but once you have more than that it becomes impossible to change it. There are different privacy options for a closed group, open group, and secret group. You can look through the Facebook graphic of the different types of groups, and decide which you want your group to be.
- Then click create, after choosing Facebook group privacy settings by tapping the create button.
- You can add a cover image for your Facebook group. You have to choose an image that represents your group’s name or purpose, they must be in line. The dimension of the cover photo for your group should be 1640 x 856 pixels.
- Complete the about section, add important details of your groups for prospective members, since it is your business group.
- The next step is to edit group settings. You have different options you can change like group name, description, group type, linked pages, privacy settings, membership approval. You can decide to set up a group address, add an email where people can send messages to your group directly. Decide if only admins should be posting in the group, you can also edit post-approval and decide of posts must be approved by admin.
- Once you are done editing some important details for your new group, click Save. And you are done, you officially have your own Facebook group for promoting your business.
How To Link Your Facebook Business Page To A New Facebook Group
Once you have created your Facebook group and a Buy and Sell Facebook Pages, you can link them to each other to create a connection between the two platforms.
Your Facebook group members can easily find your business page on the group, and you can post your business page’s content on your group with ease.
Your Facebook business page fans or visitors can easily find your groups from your pages and join them if they want. To link your page to your group follow these steps:
- You have to first add a group tab on your page menu form the left side of your
page, if you already have the group tab, you can proceed to other steps.
- To add a group tab, click Settings in the top right corner from your page
- Click the edit page on the menu on the left side, then click add a tab
- A pop-up screen will appear, click the add tab for groups
- Once you have added the group tab, you can link your group and pages by clicking the group tab on your page’s menu on the left side.
- You can decide to create a new group from there, or you can just link the page to your already created group by clicking on the link your group link
- From the pop-up of the window, you can then choose the group you want to link to your page and click link
- Now fans from your page, visitors can easily view your groups on your page and you can also view your groups too by clicking the group tab on your page. Your group members can also view your pages from the bottom left of your group cover photo. They visit your page easily by clicking on its name on your group.
You can now use these platforms to promote your business and create awareness for your products. By linking the two platforms, members, visitors, and fans can have access to both your business page and your group as well.
These platforms can now be used to promote your company and to raise awareness for your goods. By linking the two channels, members, customers and fans can also access your business page, as well as your group.