|Thu Feb 24 2011 22:32:20|
Is Facebook an Untapped Resource for Online Sellers?
By: Ina Steiner
Last week we polled our readers on Facebook about whether they sell items on the social networking site. While the Quick Poll revealed that one-third (32%) of those responding do list items for sale on Facebook, the poll also revealed that many sellers may be unaware of how to sell their products on Facebook.
Some respondents said they were unaware they could list items on Facebook, others were uncertain as to how to do so or whether it was worth their time and effort. (You can read the results and comments in Friday's AuctionBytes Newsflash article.)
What do you think about Facebook as a resource for online sellers? Do you participate on Facebook, and if so, are you listing your items there? What tools are you using?
Do you get annoyed when your friends and colleagues post links to their products? How do you advertise your wares without annoying friends?
What about connecting - do you accept friend invitations from anyone and everyone, or are you selective in who you connect with on Facebook? Do you keep your personal Facebook separate from your Business page?
Or are you a Facebook skeptic and believe the whole site is a waste of time?
We've been using Facebook to conduct "Quick Polls" such as this, and it's generated some interesting information to spark discussion. This week's Quick Poll tackles eBay's shopping cart, you can take it on SurveyMonkey.com here, and be alerted to new polls by connecting with us via Facebook.