How to Buy and Sell on Facebook Marketplace App in Year 2023

Facebook being one of the biggest social media platforms with over 2.8 billion users across the globe, is also the biggest marketplace to buy and sell goods.

But initially, that was not planned, later on identifying the big opportunity, Facebook added a marketplace to its platform. Giving their user another convenience to buy and sell online easily.

This Marketplace feature gives the small shopkeepers, retailers, and wholesalers to list their products on Facebook and connect with a very big user base.

The Marketplace app is giving tough competition to E-commerce giants like Amazon and E-bay in the market.

This Facebook Marketplace app lists the products and categorized them for the buyer’s convenience. Connecting Buyer and Seller is not that so easy earlier. And on top, you also don’t have to install a separate app. All you need a Facebook account and Facebook app and you are good to go for buying and selling online.

How to Download Install Facebook Marketplace App?

Facebook has been a forerunner in the race of applications. Not like other competitors, Facebook has always tried to include any new application as a feature in its Facebook app. So is the Marketplace app is also a feature of the Facebook App.

Instead of giving an additional application, Facebook has added a separate feature as Marketplace in their Facebook app. A win-win situation for Facebook and the User. And also there is no need to create a separate account to access the marketplace.

You just click on the shop icon and start selling and buying. See how Facebook made it simple. But don’t get confused with other Marketplace apps. Yes, if you search on your Android Play Store or iOS’ iPhone you will get a number of applications named as the marketplace. All these applications are from separate developers and companies. Though some of them are good you can have a hands-on them.

How to Buy on Facebook Marketplace App on your Smartphone?

  1. Connect to Wifi or switch on your Mobile Data to access the Internet on your smartphone.
  2. Open Menu and tap on the Facebook app to launch the application
  3. If you are already logged in earlier you will see your Profile Home Screen.
  4. If not you will be asked to Continue as xxx (Last Facebook username). Click on Continue to go to your Profile Home Screen.
  5. And in case you want to sign in as a different user, click not me under the Continue button.
  6. After logging into the application, click on Hamburger Icon from the top menu at the top right corner just below the Messenger Icon.
  7. A new menu will slide in, scroll through the menu till you see a Shop icon (Marketplace) tab, Tap the icon to launch the Marketplace.
  8. After clicking the Marketplace you will be taken to the Marketplace Home screen.
  9. To Buy any item Scroll through the Item listed in marketplace Home screen. You can filter the search by Categories, by Location, and even can use the Search box at the top of the screen.

That’s it, you will now buy anything here. In the next section, we will see how we can sell on the Facebook Market Place.

How to Sell on Facebook Marketplace App?

  1. As we have told above go to your Facebook Marketplace App Home Screen.
  2. Click on the Sell button from the top bar. A new menu will pop up, asking you to Create New Listing.
  3. From the List, select which category you want to build your list. Currently, you can choose from Items, Vehicles, Properties for sale, or Rent and Jobs.
  4. After selecting the Category you will automatically move to the New Listing Form window. Please make a note that the first three categories (Items, Vehicles, and Properties for sale or rent) are more or less the same.
  5. On the New Listing Form, Upload the picture of the Items, vehicles, or properties you are selling or renting out. You are allowed to add 10 Pictures.
  6. Fill up all the fields including Title, Price Category, Condition, Location, Description of Product, select your availability. Check the Offer delivery if you are providing home delivery. Else check the box below Offer delivery that you prefer to door drop-off and pick-up.
  7. You can also filter your friends out from your product listing by Selecting Hide from Friends options under Choose privacy settings.
  8. After filling in all the details click on the Next button at the top right corner of the Facebook Marketplace app screen.
  9. Your product will be automatically listed in Marketplace. You can also list your items in your Groups. Though you can only list your item in 20 groups at a time. To select a group scroll down the list and click on the checkbox to select.
  10. After Selecting the Market Listing, Click on Publish at the bottom of the screen.

And that’s how simply you can list your items on the marketplace.


In this article, we talked about the Facebook Marketplace App and its competitors. How Facebook has integrated its Marketplace app inside the Facebook app, instead of creating separate applications.

Moving further, we discussed all the steps on how to buy from the Facebook Marketplace App from your Smartphone.

In next Para, we have shown you how you can start selling any items, vehicle, Properties, or post jobs on Facebook just by filling a simple form. Facebook also gives you the opportunity to even post your items to the Groups also.

Day by day Facebook is becoming stronger and stronger and integrating several other applications into one Facebook application. That’s what others are failing to do so.

We hope you have got all the answers you are looking for. In case still there are some doubts, don’t be afraid to comment right below. We will more than happy to resolve the doubts.

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