Have you visited my Shop on Facebook?
My Shop on Facebook offers direct links to three of my self-published books, including The Bumpy, Grumpy Road, My Food Notebook, and Dinosaur Boogie.
It was super easy to set up, once I had the books ready to sell. There are few requirements to setting up a Shop on Facebook. First, you need a business page. Second, you need some products to sell.
Of course this is another example of Facebook trying to be all to everyone and offering the same services of sites like Etsy. If you have an Etsy shop and advertise on Facebook, people leave Facebook to shop on your Etsy site. But now Shop on Facebook means people can stay on Facebook to grab your cool goods.
Adding products and managing the Shop are very easy and feel the same as other Facebook actions, like promoting posts, reading Insights, and running ads. It’s really easy to promote and share products on Facebook, too.
Two of my books are digital only but still require a shipping address. That’s a negative aspect, but not enough to make me stop using the Shop.
I do wish there was a way to indicate that two of my products are digital. I think the Shop is intended for physical goods.
I haven’t sold any books through the Shop yet, and I have a feeling it has to do with the fact that I haven’t promoted products.
Do you use Shop on Facebook? Have you found it to be useful or not?