RadicalBuy opens up another avenue through which you can sell items on Facebook. Their widget allows you to list items for sale on your profile with the option of pushing your listings to Facebook’s marketplace for free which gives it exposure to the millions of Facebook’s users. A nice feature with their service is that even if you don’t have anything to sell, RadicalBuy allows users to sell items for others and get paid at a commission rate set by the original seller.
Putting up listings is pretty simple and only takes a few minutes. You just need to put in the basic information that you put in when selling anything and you can upload up to six photos per item. As you would expect, there are fees associated with using their service and in this case they are final value fees. The final value fee is based on a tiered structure which is as follows:
0-25.00 = 5%.
25.00 – 1000.00 = 5% for the first $25 + 3% of remaining value balance.
1000.00 + = 5% for the first $25 + 3% for the 25-1000.00 plus 1.5% of remaining value.Checkout is handled between the buyer and the seller and payment methods are dependent upon what payment type the seller accepts. Sellers can choose from various payment options which include PayPal, Google Checkout, cash or credit card. I see PayPal as being an easy option. Since you are carrying out the transaction via Facebook you could add PayPal’s Request Money Application to streamline the process of sending and receiving payments.
At present you can also add the widget to your MySpace page or your website and in the near future you will be able to put it on just about any site. If you are on Facebook and have a few items to sell it wouldn’t hurt to try it out. Even if you don’t have anything to sell, you could just act as an affiliate and sell other peoples items for a commission.
Here is a video that shows how it all works: