Businesses around the world have been affected by the Kovid-19 epidemic. In such a situation, Facebook has started an online shop service to help the businesses and merchants facing this epidemic. In this, shopkeepers will be able to create their own online shop on Facebook. In which they will be able to keep things and stuff in their own way. This service will also be launched on Instagram.
According to Facebook, the main objective of this new service is to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses have an online presence and can sustain themselves in the current situation.
On how online orders will work
, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that expanding e-commerce is important to restart the economy in this phase of the epidemic. If you cannot open your store or restaurant, you can take online orders from everyone and send them to people. No fee will be charged from merchants for opening their online shops on this new platform, but there will be a fee for transactions on the shop.
Shops will appear on Facebook and Instagram profiles
Zuckerberg said the shops can be found on businesses’ Facebook pages and Instagram profiles, and they can also appear in stories or be promoted in advertisements. Items made available for business will appear within the shop, and users can save items or place orders.
This is how Facebook shops will work
- A single online store will be created through Facebook Shops, which will be available on both Facebook and Instagram.
- In-app shopping can be done through its checkout feature. Whereas through the messaging feature, customers will be able to chat with businessmen through WhatsApp and Instagram Direct.
- Shops can be found on businesses’ Facebook pages and Instagram profiles. She can also appear in stories.
- Items made available for business will appear within the shop and users can order items.