Gumtree used to be the place to go and sell your old and unwanted items for free but, a new player has now entered the scene in the form of Facebook Marketplace… Free and simple to use Facebook Marketplace has slowly but surely taken away market share from Gumtree and has also taken a bite out of eBay too.
How to sell things on Facebook
Selling on Facebook couldnt be easier really, simply sign into your facebook account and follow the link to the “marketplace” in the left hand side navigation area. Once logged into the marketplace it is simply a case of uploading some pictures of your items for sale and then adding a price and a brief description. Once this info has been added simply click on the post button and your items will go live to the marketplace for all to see. You can also add a contact number to your posts to ensure that people can get intouch with you.
Adding to Groups…
Once your item has been added to the marketplace you can then join and add your goods to relevant groups and for sale groups. These are often based on areas, hence Buy and Sell “Leeds” or buy and sell “sheffield” and so on, joining these groups and re-posting your advert to the group members will help your advert gain traction and should assist in selling your goods quickly.
Its free and easy to use so why not have a go at selling some of your old and unwanted items online for free with the help of Facebook Marketplace.