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In the bid to make the Facebook social media platforms meet people’s needs apart from just making friends, Facebook has added a buying and selling transaction to the site and it is named “the Facebook Marketplace”.
Facebook Marketplace built into Facebook, just like eBay, Amazon, allows over 800 million users every month to buy, sell, and trade items and services with other people in their locality.
Within the marketplace, people from far and near can carry out business transactions. Sellers can pitch up their products and the potential buyers can connect to the sellers and the sale is pulled through at the end.
To be a seller in the Marketplace, your products must meet the terms and conditions of the marketplace. Below are flags that will disqualify goods from being sold in the marketplace:
- Abstract item: You cannot sell anything that is not a physical product. For example, “in search of” posts, news, jokes, and lost and found posts, are highly prohibited.
- Phots and descriptions that don’t tally: The photos of the item pitched up for sale must tally with the description and title of the item.
- Healthcare: Healthcare-related items aren’t allowed (for example thermometers, first aid kits).
- Services or event tickets: You can only sell a service (example: house cleaning) or event tickets on Marketplace with Facebook’s written permission. Learn more about our policies on services and event tickets.
- Before and after pictures: Products for sale on Facebook cannot show a before and after picture (example: a photo showing skin tone).
- Animals: Selling animals is not permitted on Marketplace or buy and sell groups including posting about animals for adoption.
Furthermore, you can access the Facebook Marketplace directly or through your Facebook mobile app. If you have tried to open the Facebook website or app and the Facebook Marketplace icon is not showing, there are possible causes to that.
Why You Cannot Access the Facebook Marketplace
Here are the reasons why you don’t have the Facebook Marketplace.
1. You’re under 18: Facebook Marketplace is only available to Facebook users who are 18 years old or over.
2. Your home region isn’t supported: Facebook Marketplace is only available in 50 countries including the United States, Canada, and Australia. If your home address on your Facebook profile is set to a country that isn’t supported, the Facebook Marketplace icon will not appear.
3. You may be in an unsupported country: Traveling to a country that isn’t supported by Facebook Marketplace may also make the option disappear from the Facebook site and apps.
4. The iPod touch isn’t supported. Facebook Marketplace shows on iOS app on the iPhone and iPad. However, it won’t show up when using an iPod touch.
5. Newly Opened Facebook account: If your Facebook account is new, you are likely not to find Facebook Marketplace as it does not appear at all to new Facebook users. This is likely done to prevent spammers from creating new accounts and selling fake products soon after having previous accounts banned from the platform.
6. Dynamic menu. The main icon menu within the Facebook apps is actually dynamic and will display shortcuts to Facebook features that you use the most. If you go a while without using Facebook Marketplace, the icon may disappear or be replaced with another one for groups, video, or some other Facebook feature.
You might also want to consider: How to add Market Place on Facebook