What kinds of things can't be sold on Facebook?

All items for sale on Facebook need to follow our Commerce Policies. The Commerce Policies apply to:
  • Marketplace
  • Buy and sell groups
  • Page shops
  • Facebook Shop
  • Instagram Shop
Examples of things that can't be sold on Facebook
  • 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. Learn more about our policies on services.
  • 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).
If your access to Marketplace was removed for going against the Commerce Policies, learn what you can do.
Note: The information above summarizes parts of the Commerce Policies for convenience, and isn't intended to change the Commerce Policies.
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