Facebook Store, social media marketing, ecommerce
How to Create a Store on Facebook
BY Chris Alison
I believe that in the years ahead Facebook will become not only a place to connect with friends and family but a place to buy and purchase stuff.
We have updated this page with some great new options for creating a Facebook storefront..
I’ve seen quite a few store front applications pop up for Facebook and I have been wanting to try one for a while. One such application is called eshopskyline. This application by Skyline Apps allows you quickly and easily create a storefront on a facebook page.
I had our storefront (eShop Skyline. Storefront on Facebook) with one product set up within 15 minutes. Not bad for adding e-commerce to a Facebook fanpage. We also highly recommend the following system if you want to really learnhow to sell on Facebook.
Here is a screenshot of our store below.
Here is the eShopskyline Facebook Store offer. storefront on Facebook
This allows you to create a separate tab on any facebook page called Storefront. The only draw back is it only allows you to take payments from Paypal, although Paypal does allow people to pay with credit cards.
How Much Does it Cost?
How Do I Set Up a Store?
I was amazed at how easy it was to set up a store. Like I said we had our up and running within 15 minutes.
- You must have a paypal account, both personal and business is work.
- Create an account on their website here
- To set up the store just go the application page here and follow the directions outlined.
Adding a new product is a 2 step process. Enter item data and upload an image.
Some features this store has:
- You can create multiple categories of products
- Option sets (such as different sizes, colors)
- Tracking of sales
- Ability to feature a product on the main page
Facebook Fangate page:
Included in the package of $9.99/mo. package is a fangate page setup where your customers can click Like and Share to help you distribute your campaigns for your Facebook Store.
Also included is Facebook Offers to create offers to send users to ck out your latest product offerings.
This application is a great addition to any fan page or group page you may have. I highly suggest if you have any products that you test this out. Also see if you can find unique ways to engage your fans or group members to purchase from your storefront.
The Buy Now! button is the goal of your storefront. It stands out and has the same look and feel of other Facebook buttons. The design elements of this application are really top notched. eShop Skyline is very flexible in that it allows the store owner to select the template that best displays their products.
As with any store, it´s important to be able to highlight and feature specific sales or new items. eShop Skyline allows users of specific plans to highlight and feature special items. This is one of the best out there for this. Easily highlight you best selling products and feature some of your best additional purchase items.
One common problem with having another e-commerce portal is getting all your products in sync. eShop Skyline has different ways of importing your products.
This option is not free. They have a tiered pricing based on how many products you want to have in your store. We found the pricing to be very competitive and if you have a product base that would play well within Facebook we highly suggest you look at this option.
Video Overview of Facebook Store
As you can see this is a robust and viable option for creating a very effective e-commerce solution for Facebook.