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Facebook improves features to “for sale” groups

Facebook improves selling features for groups, giving Craigslist and eBay a little more competition.

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Facebook helps you sell anything

Facebook has been making groups a stronger option in giving people a way to sell and trade things within their own communities. A few months ago, Facebook started testing a “Sell Something” button, but they have since revised this option by giving these groups a better way to communicate.

The social network already hosts tens of millions of groups based around a variety of interests and “For Sale” groups are among the most popular categories. In these groups, members use Facebook as an alternative to sites such as Craigslist for local selling, or as an alternative to sites such as eBay for other smaller items like books and electronics.

Members of “for sale” groups can now click a dedicated “sell” button and create a posting for their items. If you have posted something in the past, you can go back and create a posting from these items.

It’s a bit like Craigslist built right into the Facebook

By offering this feature, Facebook is allowing you to sell within your own established communities. Everything you have sold will be available for view, in a catalog-type format. This is particularly useful for individuals like local artisans who sell their items to friends and other community members using Facebook’s Groups and need to keep tabs on what is selling and what is not.

Facebook announced the addition of these features in a statement and included a few images of how the feature will work. The new features will roll out across iOS, Android, and the Web. Facebook Group admins who want to participate now being able to nominate their group at this page and once Facebook reviews the request, the feature will be available.

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While these new features will be a welcome addition to those reliant on the commonplace market, please exercise caution when meeting people to buy, sell, and trade items. Many communities are setting up designated “safe” sites to conduct such transactions. If these sites are not available in your community, meet in a public place: grocery stores, community centers, and police parking lots.


Jennifer Walpole is a Senior Staff Writer at The American Genius and holds a Master's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. She is a science fiction fanatic and enjoys writing way more than she should. She dreams of being a screenwriter and seeing her work on the big screen in Hollywood one day.

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