Finally some great news from Menlo Park in California. Today Facebook announced and launched his own shop functionality.
As a dealer on Facebook you can now easily build an online shop which is accessible via Facebook and Instagram. In addition there is “live shopping” functionality to sell products directly within your video livestream.
In line with the current Corona crisis, Facebook also wants to support all small retailers and companies. It should therefore be very easy to create an own online shop.
Mark Zuckerberg said the following word during the announcement of Facebook shops: “I think this particularly important right now because so many small businesses are moving online to deal with the economic fallout from Covid-19. As people are being told to stay home, physical storefronts are having a hard time staying open and millions of people are losing their jobs. I’ve been personally working with our teams on Facebook Shops every day for the last couple of months so we could accelerate launching it to small businesses who could use tools like this now.”
For businesses it is possible to set up a free storefronts on Facebook and Instagram. The shops, which will be powered by third-party services, like Shopify, BigCommerce, and WooCommerce, are designed to turn the social network into a top-tier shopping destination.