Just from the implication of the its name, Facebook Marketplace is a buying\/selling medium incorporated into the Facebook app, to enable users buy and sell items at will no services charges whatsoever. This service offers a lot of perks. For one, it brings certain items within the reach of buyers, which normally would be unaccessible. One little issue which seems to be nitpicking though, is that this service is only accessible if you use the Facebook app. This means, if you sign in to your account via the Facebook site, you won\u2019t be able to use this service. Facebook already stands out from other social media sites due to a plethora of features it offers. But this \u2013 Marketplace, blows other sites out of the water. Facebook would be the first and only social site to incorporate this into their app. How the Facebook Marketplace works The Marketplace is designed such that buyers and sellers within a particular locale can do business with each other. This way, one doesn\u2019t have to do much to get buyers. Now, that\u2019s how well organised the Facebook Marketplace is. If you intend to sell and item, you are required to give details on the item so prospective buyers can get a run down of what you\u2019re offering. When a buyer visits and shows interest on your item, you will be notified. From there on out, whether the buyer buys the item or not depends on your negotiation. How to Find the Marketplace Service \tSign in to your account using the Facebook app. \tTap on the \u201cShop-looking\u201d icon on your News feed. \tIf you intend to sell an item, tap on the \u201cSell Something\u201d button and then tap on \u201cItem for Sale\u201c. \tEnter the required details about the item and place it under the appropriate category. Now, your work is done. You just have to wait to get notified when a prospective buyer indicates interest in your item. Facebook Marketplace Rules The Facebook Marketplace rules are: 1. Non-Physical Items Non-physical items are not allowed to be sold on the Facebook Marketplace. These items include: \t\u201cin search of\u201d posts, \tlost and found posts \tjokes, and news \u00a02. Sales of Certain items are not allowed. Facebook outlines certain items that cannot be sold on the Marketplace. These items include: \tHealthcare items (thermometers, first-aid kits, etc.). \tIllegal, prescription or recreational drugs. \tTobacco products or tobacco paraphernalia. \tAdult products or services. \tAlcohol. \tAnimals. \tDigital media and electronic devices. \tEvent tickets. \tGift Cards. \tUnsafe supplements. \tWeapons, ammunition, or explosives 3. Description Must Match with Photo Facebook does not allow the sale of item or items that do not match with the description and title of the listing item on the Marketplace. For example, a photo showing weight loss. How to stay safe on the Facebook Marketplace Here are some tips that will help you stay safe on the Facebook Marketplace: 1. Protect your privacy:\u00a0Always protect your privacy. Never share your financial\u00a0informationlike PayPal login and password, bank account info, with buyers or sellers. If you\u2019re selling electronics, make sure you\u2019ve cleared any personal information from the device. 2. Meet in a safe location: Choose a public place to meet with the person you want to buy or sell from. 3. Verify the item in person:\u00a0Verify the item you want to buy and be sure it is what you want before making payment for it. For high-value items (example: watches, luxury bags), you can request a certificate of authenticity or proof of purchase. 4. Use cash or person-to-person payment methods:\u00a0Buyers and sellers should offer or accept cash or person-to-person payments available in\u00a0Facebook Messenger\u00a0or PayPal. 5. Watch out for counterfeit items:\u00a0Review any items before buying to make sure that they\u2019re genuine. 6. Be careful of too good to be true deals:\u00a0Be careful of deals that seem too good to be true. Scammers may try to use underpriced items to lure buyers into a scam.