How to Add Buy/Sell Items Feature in Facebook Groups

Hello, You Just came here in order to learn how to add Buy or Sell icon in your Facebook Group.
If this is the first time you’ve heard of a For Sale Facebook group I wouldn’t blame ya. I just found out about them myself after a recent Facebook announcement introducing new features designed to improve the way people buy and sell within groups.
Facebook on Tuesday announced the addition of a new feature for Facebook Groups designed to make it easier for members of a “For Sale” group to list their items. The new “Sell” feature, which is now starting to roll out globally to more groups, will allow members to create a post where you can add a description of the item for sale, set a price and set a pick-up or delivery location.


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This week, Facebook announced adding improved features for For Sale Group members. The features are designed to make listing and selling items on Facebook groups easier and more efficient.

The new Sell feature can be selected by For Sale Group members when they create a post. This new feature will allow members to create a description for the item they are selling, the price, and a pickup/delivery location. After a post is made, sellers can mark the post as Available or Sold. Sellers will also be able to view a catalog of previously sold items.

Adding descriptions, prices, and locations was something many sellers were already doing. But this new feature simplifies the process. It also helps cut down on confusion. Group admins may have an easier time getting members to add the appropriate information when creating posts. The new feature will also prevent older posts from getting bumped up to the top of a feed due to buyers requesting more information.

How to Create a For Sale Facebook Group ?

It’s Very Simple, In order to request a “For Sale” Group on Facebook, Navigate to Facebook’s Official Page by Clicking Here  So You’ll then be brought to this form.

You have to fill the following :-

  • Given Names
  • Email Address
  • Your Facebook Group Name
  • Your Facebook Group URL


While Facebook has not detailed the requirements for converting a regular group into a For Sale Group, they did give a few examples of groups that have already been approved.

One group had 4,500 members and the other example had 34,000 members before they were converted and provided the new item selling features. Keep this in mind before you request your 10 member group as it will likely not make the cut.

For sale groups have grown in popularity but have never been officially acknowledged by Facebook. This meant the groups admin would have to monitor members posts, transactions, and wether or not the listing was still relevant. No easy task but that’s all changed now.

Before you Buy or Sell

Remember, both buyers and sellers are responsible for things sold in a Facebook Group.

Buyers: Any transaction made through a Facebook Group is between you and the seller. Keep in mind Facebook doesn’t own or possess any items a seller lists, so use your best judgment.

Sellers: Please describe the items you’re selling clearly and make sure you’re following both our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Community Standards.



CEO & Founder of Skytells, Inc.

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