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New features for buy and sell on Facebook

Facebook has today introduced new features in Facebook Groups to improve the way people buy and sell.

For Sale Group members can now choose the sell feature when creating a post. Users can add a description to what they are selling, include a price and set a pick-up/delivery location.

Sellers can also mark posts as available or sold and view their catalogue of items previously sold.

Here are a couple of examples of people who regularly use For Sale Groups.

Facebook says it will continue to introduce new features in the coming months to ‘help people in the For Sale Group community easily connect, browse and search’.

The new features will roll out globally to all Facebook For Sale Groups in the coming months across iOS, Android and web.

Examples of For Sales Groups: •    Lisa Duncan-Thayer from Florida created Made By Mama Buy/Sell/Trade to sell her crochet work and give other local artisans a place to sell their handmade items. Now with more than 4,500 members in or near Pinellas County, Florida, the group has helped many women turn their hobbies into businesses. •    Professional guitarist Kadu Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro created a Facebook Group to help musicians in Brazil buy and sell instruments. In nearly three years, the group has grown to more than 34,000 members. Not only has the group enabled Kadu to personally buy, sell and trade musical instruments, it’s raised his profile and awareness for his band, Swell.