Posts tagged facebook selling
A lot of my friends and even myself are not sold on the prospect of facebook e-commerce. Opens up too many privacy issues and I don’t need to ‘buy’ on facebook as we have eBay, Amazon and retail sites.
However recently I and a few others have sold items to our close knit kimono community THROUGH facebook. There is a lot of recycling going on!
We even have a group now which brings the wider kimono community together to trade by branching out from the self imposed limits of a friends list. We have in essence, created our own free eBay style trading platform.
Paypal and now Ping It are being used for payment.
It feels as though through facebook we are going back to clearing out the loft and trading personally with fellow enthusiasts like in the days of old and well…gumtree.
This method is not for the large retailer of course, and this community is about individual unique pieces which have historical/antique value.
However, a friend is organising to sell a very special item through facebook to the tune of $3000 at a near 90% profit. Nice huh?
When my band of shopoholic friends start using facebook e-commerce stores I will report that, but for now..nothing.
On how you can use facebook for other business activities give this a read:
Four practical ways to use Social Media to sell