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Online stores open on Facebook and Instagram

- 20 May, 2020 277 Views 0 Comment

Nearly a million businesses in the UK and around the world can now set up a single online store to sell products, with no fee, on Facebook and Instagram.

The stores will appear on business pages, Instagram profiles and through targeted ads.

The company has already used a no-fees approach in its Facebook Marketplace for personal classifieds. Its bigger than usual just because we want to make sure were moving quickly to get these tools in the hands of as many businesses wherever they are, big or small, to help them survive during this time, Facebooks Layla Amjadi said.


And product manager George Lee said it had been in the pipeline for at least half a year. The shopping feature will also eventually appear on WhatsApp and the companys other messaging apps and integrate with live streams. Once a buyer decides they want to spend money, they will usually be directed to the companys website to complete the transaction.


And if problems arise or a buyer wants to ask questions, they can do so through Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Instagram Direct messages, some of which are already used by companies for that purpose.