Posted by Alex Jackson on 3rd May 2019
For Years Facebook, the social networking platform has been a great way to catch up with friends and family and to generally kill time. More recently however it has started to become a far more practical tool, particularly for the reseller’s community. In 2016 Facebook officially relaunched their marketplace feature which had laid dormant for the past several years. This time the marketplace had a lot more going for it, Facebook improved some of its core features and the marketplace was given a far greater degree of prominence on the site. The marketplace basically took some of the best features of Craigslist and improved upon them. You could sell your new or gently used items to a group of local consumers without the typical concerns of Craigslist such as completely anonymous buyers or giving out your contact info like your phone or email and having to constantly deal with the incessant replies from scam artists. Well versed, Veteran resellers know just how useful of a tool this is and have been using the Facebook Marketplace to sell their liquidation goods for years. It’s a great way to quickly and effortlessly move out some merch to your local area with relatively minimal effort.
This year Facebook Marketplace will get another significant upgrade that could reshape the current retail landscape. Facebook announced this week at their semi-annual F8 conference that soon marketplace shoppers will be able to purchase, check out and be given the option to either pick up or have the item shipped to them via carriers like USPS, UPS or FedEx. If you think this is not a big deal think again. We are talking about the third largest website in the world in terms of traffic and users now offering the ability to buy and sell anything to its roughly 2 billion users. If 2 billion users are not enough reasons to get you excited how about consider this instead. This is not your average sales platform like eBay or Amazon and that’s actually a good thing. You do not have to deal with the burdensome rules and regulations associated with these platforms such as fees for selling and shipping, maintaining seller metrics and the headache of gated brands or categories. In short, you are back to basics of commerce a buyer and a seller simply completing a transaction.
If you are not currently selling on Facebook Marketplace you have to get on there now, familiarize yourself with how it works and be ready for the rush of buyers and sellers to flood in. It’s no secret that sellers have been searching for some time now for a viable alternative to eBay and Amazon and the Facebook Marketplace may just have become that perfect match. Sellers worried about no customers? You shouldn’t be there are over 2 billion potential customers on there right now.
Foxliquidation offers the perfect merchandise for the Facebook platform. You are guaranteed to make some hefty profits by picking and reselling these lots.
To bookend last week’s blog entry, we are going to go to the opposite end of the reseller spectrum and this week talk about resellers interested in starting their second career in reselling. Do you have someone in your life like this? A serious minded hardworking professional with loads of talent and energy just about retirement age or older that [...]
This one’s directed to all the soon to be anxious parents out there dreading the impending summer break and their teenage children being home from school for two months. Yes, summer is just around the corner and it can be a real challenge to keep them occupied and out of trouble. Likely they have their own plans for how [...]
After a long, cruel and seemingly endless winter, It’s finally spring again and the perfect time to start selling swimwear. Before you say it, yes we have talked about swimwear before, and we are circling back on the subject again today because it’s a category of goods that deserves the added attention. Swimwear as a category is perfect for any type [...]
Amazon has had one very basic rule for sellers using their platform for years now, the rule known as the parity clause was just recently very quietly removed. The rule went something like this; if you want to sell on Amazon, then Amazon needs your lowest price. No selling the goods on a third-party site or your own website [...]
The brand obsession, we tackled the subject previously and talked about how to move past the single label hunt and instead look at the bigger picture of what liquidation has to offer. Now we want to look at another common reseller pitfall that goes hand in hand with the brand obsession, and that trap is the depth over breadth approach to [...]
Ready to start selling liquidation merchandise? If so, great you have come to the right place, and we have the tools and merchandise you need to get your business started on the right foot. In our last blog entry we talked about how you can get answers to those important questions you may have about buying and reselling liquidation merchandise, [...]
Spring is rapidly approaching and that means one thing, sellers are turning their thoughts to ramping up their business for the upcoming season. Now when you’re shopping for liquidation merchandise, you're always on the lookout for a killer deal and you have certainly come to the right place to find one. Foxliquidation has thousands of lots to choose from at [...]
Stop me if you have heard this one before, if you want to stay fit and in shape, you have to stay active! This rule of thumb to a healthy lifestyle also applies surprisingly well to your sales as an online retailer. If you think about it for a minute it makes perfect sense, the more items you post [...]
As a salesperson, I have the pleasure of speaking with a multitude of customers on a daily basis. Our customer's backgrounds are incredibly diverse. We deal with clients all over the globe and with varying levels of experience; from beginners to decades old sellers that can and do teach me a thing or two.Now I always make it a point [...]