How To Get Facebook Marketplace On Your iPhone: The Ultimate Guide

by John Sanderson
How To Get Facebook Marketplace On Your iPhone

Facebook Marketplace offers a great way to sell your items. If you’re looking for ways to get more money in your pocket, this is the place to do it. Read on to learn how to get the Facebook Marketplace on your iPhone so that you can start selling your items today.

How to get the Facebook Marketplace on your iPhone?

  • You need to have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7 or higher.
  • You need to be connected to the Internet, and you must have a Facebook account.
  •  Sign in to your Facebook account.
  • Tap on the icon of the first app at the bottom of your screen (the icon that looks like a black square with white text inside it).
  • Tap on “See All” at the top left corner of your screen (the box with a downward arrow inside it).
  • Scroll down until you see “Marketplace.” Tap on this button (the one that looks like a white rectangle with a downward arrow inside it), and it should open up in a new tab/window in your browser.
  • If you don’t have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch yet, download the free app from iTunes.

How To Sign Up For The Facebook Marketplace?

  • Go to www.facebook.com/marketplace.
  • Click on “Sign Up” at the top right corner of your screen (the text looks like a white rectangle with a downward arrow inside it).
  • Enter your email address and select the type of account you want (personal, business or partnership).
  • Enter your phone number and accept the terms and conditions by pressing “I Agree.”
  • You will now receive two emails from Facebook; one will be about verification and another one about confirmation.
  • Check your inbox for the verification email from Facebook Marketplace, and click on the link in it to activate your account. When you receive this email, click on the link to activate your account. If you don’t have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch yet, download the free app from iTunes

Tips For Selling Your Items In The Facebook Marketplace

  • Don’t forget to add a photo of your item.
  • Set a price.
  • Include the product’s brand, model, and condition in your listing.
  • Write a few sentences about your item in the description box.
  • Upload an image of the product for better visibility on Facebook Marketplace.
  • Include your business details like address, phone number, and website link in your listing.
  • Add up to eight images of the product or items you’re selling. Also, include a link where customers can watch videos of the product or items you’re selling. 
  •  If you want to get more feedback from buyers, write up some questions for them to answer in their feedback box after purchasing the item (for example: “When did you receive it? What color is it? Is it brand new? How was shipping?”).  Leave some space for buyers to write their answers, encouraging them to post more detailed feedback.

How To List Items On Facebook Marketplace?

  • Go to the Facebook Marketplace homepage.
  • Click the “Add a new item” button.
  • Select an item from the drop-down menu (“used iPhone 5 in excellent condition”).
  • Add a photo of your item (“iPhone 5 front and back views”).
  • Add your product description (“iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).
  • Add a price for your item (for example, “R1,500”).
  • Add up to four photos of your item.
  • Make sure you add the correct country (for example: if you live in South Africa).
  • Choose the payment method for your item (for example, “PayPal”).
  • If you want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Contact me through Facebook Marketplace.”
  • Add your email address 
  •  Make sure to click the “Save” button to save your listing.
  • You can add more photos of your item (“iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).
  • Click the “Save” button to save your listing again, and then you’ll see a message saying that your listing has been saved.
  • You will now see a list of items you have added to Facebook Marketplace.

How To Manage Items On Facebook Marketplace?

  1. Go to the Facebook Marketplace homepage.  You will see a list of all the items listed on Facebook Marketplace.  To manage your items, click on any item from this list.  You can also click on “Edit” next to any item for more details about it (for example: “iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).  If you want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Contact me through Facebook Marketplace.”  If you don’t want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Only me can contact me.”
  2. You can add more photos of your item if you wish (for example: “iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).  To add more photos, click the arrow next to the photo thumbnail.  You can also click on “Edit” next to any photo for more details about it (for example: “iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).  If you want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Contact me through Facebook Marketplace.”  If you don’t want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Only me can contact me.”
  3. You can change your email address (“tony@sportyshoes.co.za”).  To change your email address, click on the arrow next to the email address.
  4. If you want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Contact me through Facebook Marketplace.”  If you don’t want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Only me can contact me.”
  5. You can change your phone number (“0883 523 709”).  To change your phone number, click on the arrow next to the phone number.
  6. If you want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Contact me through Facebook Marketplace.”  If you don’t want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Only me can contact me.”
  7. You can add more photos of your item (“iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).  Click on the arrow next to the photo thumbnail to add more photos.  You can also click on “Edit” next to any photo for more details about it (for example: “iPhone 5 in excellent condition, comes with box and charger”).  If you want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Contact me through Facebook Marketplace.”  If you don’t want other users to be able to contact you, choose the option that says: “Only me can contact me.”
  8. You will now see a list of your Facebook Marketplace listings, and you can edit/add as many items as you like.  If you change your mind about any of these settings, click on “Save” at the bottom of the page.

The Benefits Of Selling With Facebook Marketplace

  • You can list items you already have or are planning to buy.
  •  You can sell your used items or buy new ones at a discounted price.
  • You can promote your business and sell your products from anywhere.
  • Facebook Marketplace has a broad reach among buyers and sellers in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It also allows you to make money by selling goods on Facebook Marketplace. 
  • You can set up a virtual store for any product or service on Facebook Marketplace.
  • You can sell your goods to other users who live in the same country (for example: if you live in the USA, you can sell to users in Canada). 
  • Your business will be listed on Facebook Marketplace’s homepage so that buyers have easy access to it when looking for products they want to buy online (for example: when they’re searching for products such as toys or accessories).
  • You can sell your products on Facebook Marketplace for free.
  • You can use Facebook Marketplace to promote your business and increase sales.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to get the Facebook Marketplace on your iPhone and learn how to use the Facebook Marketplace to grow your business.