Selling on Facebook has indeed gone on a whole other level. Now, you need not rely on your nifty tricks and strategies. There are even apps that can help you leverage your business and get to your goal. At a time when everybody uses Facebook as a vehicle to market and advertise their products and services, using these four apps might spell the difference and help make you stand out among the rest.
Beetailer pulls the information that’s already available from your current catalog and creates a Facebook shop out of it. This is helpful if you’re already on Amazon Webstore, Shopify, PrestaShop, or Magento. You won’t have to redo your catalog, as you can create an automatic Facebook store. This means that you can divert your efforts into customizing your Facebook shop. It’s free for up to 50 products, $50 for 500 products, and have $100 and $300 plans for more functionality and inventory.
At $24.95, this is the best platform for creating a Facebook store if you don’t have an online store at the moment. It will pull information from your current online store catalog. When shopping, the user doesn’t have to go out of Facebook and will complete the entire transaction all through Facebook. This is convenience at its best: there isn’t even a bandwidth limitation or hidden transaction fees for using Bigcommerce. However, you will have to pay $39.95 for 500 products and $299.95 for unlimited products.
With Shoptab, you can create an online store just by adding a new tab on your Facebook page. You can then either connect it to your online store or make it a stand-alone store. Setting up is very easy, and you can even conduct your sales through Paypal if you don’t have an e-commerce provider. Even international selling is made easy, as Shoptab supports as many as 50 currencies. The best part, perhaps, is its host of social features, as you can cross-promote through Twitter and Pinterest.
Compared to the three mentioned platforms, Soldsie is a bit different, as it involves selling your products through Facebook posts. All you have to do is upload the photo of the product, add the price, and type in the description. It will then be scheduled as an “event” and will appear as a scheduled post. While it can be a bit confusing, the upside is that it won’t require you to pay monthly fees—only a 3% commission on the sales after availing of the service for free for the first $700.