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(Cannibalization) How to create an online store on Facebook? -Facebook Shop

24 de July de 2022

Today we are going to see how create a virtual store on Facebook. This is a good way to have our own free online page to be able to sell all the products we want.

It’s a great way to earn money by taking advantage of the great popularity that has this social network. Take advantage of this detailed tutorial so you can have your own online store as quickly as possible to start generating good income.

Follow the steps to the letter and in a matter of minutes you can start selling all the products or services you have to offer.

How do Facebook online stores work?

In a few words, it is a section that is added to a fan page where you can show all the products you have to offer. It is an online store like any other, but within the same social network.

It can be configured in many ways and adapted to various formats. It is ideal for selling products on the internet for two reasons: the popularity of the social network?Who does not currently have Facebook? And above all things because the social network does not charge commission for sales, something extremely positive.

When a user arrives at your store simply You must review the data of your product, verify the price and if you like it, you can make the purchase from the same social network. You can add all the products you want since there is no kind of limitation.

You can also divide your products by category or collections so that everything is perfectly organized and your customers can quickly find the product they want.

Something extremely comfortable is that from here they can send you private messages with questions or doubts. And as if the above were not enough, you can check the statistics that Facebook offers you to be able to plan an effective business plan in the medium and long term.

What is FacebookShop?

Facebook Shop is a functionality of Facebook that allows any person or company to promote and sell their products through a virtual store where customers can see, choose and buy the product they want from a catalog; thanks to this anyone can have their business onlinewithout needing a large budget.

What is needed to create a store on Facebook?

You definitely need to have a Facebook account that is associated with a valid email. Then you need to create a page intended to serve as a store. ANDOn Facebook there are several types of pages which are mostly used to share informational content, but the type we need is for Shopping.

There are several types of pages, there are 7 of templates basic: Standard (Standard), Shopping (Shopping), Venues (Events), Gaming (Games), Politicians (Politicians), Professional Services (Professional Services), Restaurants & Cafes (Restaurants and cafes).

How to create a page with a shopping template on Facebook?

create a facebook shop

  1. You must go to the last button on the upper right side (shaped like an arrow going down) and click on the option “Create new page” (if you already have pages, “Manage pages” will appear, but when you enter you will see the “+ Create a page” button).
  2. Then two options will appear choose: “Business or brand” or “Community or public figure”, of which we mark the first.
  3. A window will be displayed to put the name that the page will have and select your category; now we must press the “Continue” button (by doing so we will accept the terms and conditions that Facebook sets to use this service).
  4. Then we’ll have to add a profile picture where you can upload your company logo and then a cover photo where you place a background image for the page.
  5. We go to the upper right where it says “Settings”, then we will see on the left side several options of which We choose “Templates and tabs”.
  6. In the central part we click on the “Standard” button and select the template with the name “Shopping” which is almost last, and then we click on “Apply Template”.
  7. A window will open with the title “Apply template” and press “OK”.

How to create a store on Facebook?

Now that we have a page with a Shopping type template, we must create and activate the storea itself, in addition to placing the products to be sold.

Process to create a store from the Android or iOS application

  • You must go to your fanpage and then to “Setting” located in the upper right area.
  • In case you don’t have the option to “Store” you simply have to go to the bottom of the page and select “Add a tab” after this configure the option “Store”.
  • If you want to do things faster we recommend that you add a product manually and then simply delete it in order to activate the functionality. It can be anything and it shouldn’t be too detailed either since we’re going to delete it later.
  • After this you will have to go to the Facebook Catalog Manager and from here you will be able to choose the catalog that was created when you added the previous product.
  • Now you have to go to the right and click on “Product data sources”. Then we will go to “add product”.
  • Here you have to select “Use Data Feeds” and hit “Following”.
  • Then select the update way on the right “Set to Schedule”.

Steps to have a virtual store from Facebook on PC

How to configure my Facebook virtual store?

Create my product catalog on Facebook

  1. We locate in the left menu the option “Configure your store” and click “Continue”. If it is not displayed, it could be for 2 reasons: your account does not have the Administrator role or your page is a Standard template, to change it we go to “Settings > Edit page > Add tab”, select “Store” and press the “Add tab” buttons ” and “Close”.
  2. then in the window “Select payment method”, we will see 2 options: “Message to buy” or “Pay on another website”; With the first, sales are made by reaching an agreement with the client through messages (deposit, transfer, etc.). And the second allows you to place a link where the customer can pay for the product.
  3. In the “Store Settings” window; the currency that the store will use is selected and press the “OK” button.
  4. In the center of the template Press the “Add Product” button. The window opens where you configure the product name, description, photo, video, quantity, price. It is recommended to click on “Share this product on your page”; so that it is visible in the timeline of the page, otherwise it will only be seen when the “Store” button is pressed.
  5. A final window will appear confirming the creation of the product and “Accept” is pressed; by publishing the first product we will be activating the store.

With these tips it is a good way to venture into your own business and emerge as an entrepreneur. We hope you take advantage of this excellent tool. Leave your opinion and tell us about your experience.

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