Here’s What You Can’t Sell on Facebook!

Yes – ‘Facebook Shops’ is available in Australia, and has been since early 2020.


Full details are provided in the Facebook ‘Commerce Policies’ – I have provided the link below.

The Commerce Policies apply to:

  • Marketplace
  • Buy and sell groups
  • Page shops
  • Instagram shopping

Here are some common examples of what you can’t sell on Facebook Shops:

  • Not a real item: Anything that isn’t a physical product for sale. For example, “in search of” posts, lost and found posts, jokes and news aren’t allowed.
  • Services: Selling services (example: house cleaning) on Marketplace isn’t allowed.
  • Products where the description and photo don’t match: The photos of the item must match the description and title of the listing.
  • Animal for sale: Selling animals isn’t allowed on Marketplace or buy and sell groups. This includes posting about animals for adoption.
  • Healthcare: Healthcare-related items aren’t allowed (example: thermometers, first-aid kits).
  • Before and after pictures: Items for sale on Facebook can’t show a before and after picture (example: a photo showing weight loss).
More details on the Facebook website:
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