Facebook is one of the most commonly used term today. It is in fact, the most used starting with an F and ending with a K.

From a 13 year old to a 70 year old, everybody has been in touch with the biggest social networking site of the decade. And as technology and innovation takes social media to a new height, various developers have done the same with e-commerce.

More than 50,00,000 Facebook IDs use e-commerce applications made specially for this social networking site. And as far as the statistics go, most of them are doing good. Various application developers such as Payvment, BigCommerce, etc have created Facebook specific e-commerce sites which perform all the functions of an e-commerce website, but use Facebook as a platform to showcase the products. These products can be then brought by the consumers via Credit cards/ Debit cards or Paypal.

I have personally used Payvment for a friend of mine, thus I can tell that these e-commenrce website do work. All you have to do is log on to Facebook, go to the desired application (which can Payvment, BigCommerce, etc) and incorporate same into your Facebook page.

A good way to go about it is to first create a Paypal business account (if you already do not have one) and then put in your details when asked to. The best part about these applications? They work as a shop on Facebook, thus, you will get all the updates, purchases, queries on the real time basis.

Once you have done the connecting part, all you are left to do is upload the details, images, etc of the products you want to sell via Facebook. You get real time updates, thus turn-around time is less, and you can keep an eye on the buying pattern of the product too.

What you need in order to start an F-Commerce store?

  1. PayPal account details (you’ll have to create an if they do not have one yet)

  2. Images of all the clothes that have to be put on the page.

  3. You will also need the following details of the products:

    • Name.
    • Item number (for reference).

    • If you have to enable additional quantities with the limit of number of products that can be brought at one time.

    • Description of the product.

  1. Shipping Details

    • Free or not? In case it is not free, then the rate will have to be shown.

    • Shipping Charges.

    • Shipping Weight.

    • Handling Charges.

Here you go, Click here to start off with a e-commerce app with Facebook.