Meta released a reminder for Facebook’s eCommerce and shopping policy requirements, which apply to all firms and people wanting to sell items or services in its apps, either through Facebook Shops, Facebook Pages, or Instagram profiles or on Facebook Marketplace.
New Meta policy requirements for businesses
It is a useful reminder for companies to reaffirm their commitment to comply with these regulations.
As you can see in the image below, Meta has a number of rules in place to protect on-platform consumers and varying standards for those who wish to sell, which are crucial to understand, if you want to use its apps for such activities.
This is a summary of all the regulations:
- According to the preceding summary, all merchants must follow Meta’s Commerce Policies, which describe all of the requirements and obligations for Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram vendors.
- Those who want to advertise on Meta’s platforms must adhere to its formal Commercial Terms, which cover commercial rights, data collection, and compliance with local legislation.
- Sellers must also agree to Meta’s Merchant Agreement, which concerns product safety, payments, and more.
- The company adheres to strict guidelines on the sort of advertisements that it will accept, as well as those that are not eligible for advertising.
- Meta’s Pages, Groups and Events Policies also outline some rules about important headlines such as prohibited business practices, impersonation, gambling, drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
- Finally, all users must adhere to Facebook’s and Instagram’s Community Standards, which govern general usage patterns and what is and is not permissible in each app.
Meta: “We take proactive measures against scams and unsafe products. Beyond our policies, we take several proactive measures to protect businesses and ensure a safe shopping experience for customers.”