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How to hide Ships to You items on Facebook Marketplace

Launched in 2016, Facebook Marketplace allows its users to sell or buy products directly. To shop locally, hiding “Ships to You” items on Facebook Marketplace will help you find products closest to you.

Several filters are made available to grant you the best shopping experience; one of which is the “Ships to You” filter.

If you want to learn how to hide this filter for a better local shopping experience, this article is for you.

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How to hide Ships to You items on the Facebook iPhone app

Although you can’t completely turn off “Ships to You” items on Facebook, there are ways to filter them out of your search.

This will make it easier for you to see only local items in your search.

  • Open the Facebook app on your device.
Open Facebook app to hide ships to you items
  • Choose Marketplace on the bottom tab.
Marketplace to hide ships to you items
  • Select Categories.
Categories
  • Tap Local Listings.
Local listings
  • Select your location.
Location
  • Then, customize the location and radius of your search.

You can also use the suggested radius if you want. Note that the smallest radius you can select is 0.6 miles if you’re customizing it.

Customize location to hide ships to you items
  • Finally, select Apply to see only local items.
Apply button

If you want to customize your filters to see the nearest listings first, here’s what to do:

  • Open the app.
Open Facebook
  • Go to Marketplace.
Marketplace
  • Search for the item you want to buy.
Search item
  • Select your location and customize your radius.
Customize location
  • Tap Apply, then Filters.
Filters
  • Select Distance: Nearest first under the Sort by section.
Distance: Nearest first
  • Then, tap See Listings.
See listings

Unfortunately, you will have to repeat these steps each time you search for an item in the Marketplace since Facebook won’t allow you to turn off “Ships to You” items.

To refine your search criteria by hiding items you find irrelevant or don’t like;

  • Open the app
Open facebook
  • Go to Marketplace.
Marketplace
  • Search for the item you want to buy.
Search item to hide ships to you items
  • Select the items you wish to hide.
  • Tap the three dots at the top right corner.
Three dots
  • Then tap Hide listing.
Hide listing to hide ships to you items

Once this is done, you won’t see listings similar to those you’ve blocked any longer.

How to hide Ships to You items on Facebook Android app

For Android users, Facebook also makes it impossible to turn off “Ships to You” items.

However, you can stop them from constantly popping up in your search by following these steps:

  • Open the Facebook app on your phone.
Facebook app to hide ships to you items
  • Select Marketplace in the menu bar.
Marketplace
  • Tap Categories.
Categories
  • Choose Local Listings.
Local listings to hide ships to you items
  • Select your location and customize the radius of your search.
Customize radius to hide ships to you items
  • Then tap Apply to see local items only.

To see only the nearest listings by applying filters;

  • Open the Facebook app
Facebook app
  • Go to Marketplace.
Marketplace
  • Input the item you want to buy in the search bar.
Search bar
  • Tap and customize your location.
Customize location
  • Select Apply, then Filters.
Filters to hide ships to you items
  • Choose Distance: Nearest first under the Sort by section.
Distance: nearest first
  • Then, tap See Listings to activate the filter.
See listings to hide ships to you items

If you want to customize your search by hiding items you don’t like or consider unnecessary, follow these steps:

  • Open the Facebook app, and go to Marketplace.
Marketplace
  • Search for the item you want to purchase.
Search item
  • Select the item you want to hide.
Select item to hide
  • Tap the three dots at the top right corner.
Three dots
  • Then, select Hide listing. This will notify Facebook, and items similar to the ones you hide will stop showing on your search.
Hide listing to hide ships to you items

How to hide Ships to You items on PC

Completely turning off “Ships to You” items is just as impossible on a PC as it is on the mobile app.

However, you can reduce the number of these items in your search through these steps:

  • Type in facebook.com on your browser, and log in to your account.
Log in
  • Go to Marketplace at the top bar of the home page.
Marketplace
  • Input the item you want to purchase in the search bar.
Search bar
  • Select your location under Filters.
Location
  • Then, customize the radius of your search. Remember, it shouldn’t be lower than 0.6 miles.
Customize radius
  • Finally, tap Apply.
Apply

Doing this will allow the Facebook marketplace algorithm to present items in the selected radius as well as results outside your search.

To customize your filters to see the nearest listings first;

Log in
  • Go to Marketplace.
Marketplace
  • Search for the item you want to purchase.
Search item
  • Select Sort by in the filter section, then tap Distance: Nearest first.
Distance: nearest first to hide ships to you items

Note: Be sure to read a product’s description well, as some sellers mark “Offer Shipping for This Item” even when they offer local pickup.

Sometimes, Facebook also chooses this option by default. The local pickup option will be clearly stated in the description if the seller offers it.

To filter out your search by hiding items you don’t want or find irrelevant;

Log in
  • Select Marketplace at the top bar.
Marketplace to hide ships to you items
  • Type in the item you want to hide in the search bar.
Search item to hide
  • Tap the three dots in the right menu.
Three dots to hide ships to you items
  • Then, select Hide listing or Hide item to hide items similar to the ones you’ve hidden.
Hide listing to hide ships to you items

While you can’t totally hide “Ships to You” items on the Facebook Marketplace, you should be able to use these tips to filter them out.

FAQs

What does “Ships to You” mean on Marketplace?

It means buyers get the items they purchase shipped directly to their address, and there is no coverage for local pick-up.

Who covers shipping on Facebook Marketplace?

Shipping costs can either be covered by the buyer, seller, or Facebook, depending on the delivery method or setup of your listing.

The costs will be deducted from your payout if you’ve selected to pay the shipping costs.

Can you hide a Marketplace post?

You can choose whether or not you want to post on Facebook Marketplace without your friends seeing your listings. Simply set the visibility to your preference.

Can you get scammed on Facebook Marketplace shipping?

Yes, there’s a possibility that a seller will request shipping payment and never send the item. A buyer can also overpay for an item and not get a refund for the overpayment back.

Can my friends see my Marketplace listings?

While products posted in Marketplace can be seen by anyone with access to the online shopping area, they aren’t published automatically on your Facebook News Feed.

Therefore, your friends won’t be notified about items you’re selling. Not unless you share that information with them.

What happens when you delete a listing on Facebook Marketplace?

You won’t be able to recover a deleted listing as this action is permanent. Before deciding to delete a listing, be hundred percent sure you no longer want to see it on the Marketplace.

Can I edit a shipping label on Facebook Marketplace?

Once you’ve bought and printed a prepaid label, marked the order as shipped and assigned a tracking number, or shipped the order to the buyer, you can’t change your shipping label.

What happens if you don’t ship on Facebook Marketplace?

Regardless of any agreement made with the buyer, if an item hasn’t been marked shipped, the Facebook system will cancel the order automatically.

Do you have to pay taxes on Facebook Marketplace?

Yes, Facebook collects sales taxes for all local marketplace facilitator jurisdictions. This has been in effect since 7th Jan 2020.

Does Facebook Marketplace charge selling fees?

The answer is no. Facebook does not charge listing fees, unlike other marketplaces.

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