If you've never sold products on Facebook before, getting started may seem daunting, but it's actually a straightforward process. Using a well-formatted product feed will help automate the ad creation process.
Take the following steps to get started:
Set up or verify Facebook foundational elements
Add the Facebook pixel to your site
Create a product catalog
Create a template for dynamic product ads
First and foremost, you should have a Facebook page for your business. Even if you never create product ads, this is an important step for establishing your business presence on social media. Next, head over to Facebook Business Manager and create an account. Once the account is created, click into Business Settings > Accounts > Ad Accounts, and add an Ad Account.
Under Events Manager > Pixels, follow the steps to create a Facebook pixel for your site. Integrating the pixel into your site depends on which eCommerce system you're using. Facebook has installation instructions, which can be shared with your eCommerce development team. If you're still unsure, WesData can help with this step.
Next, under Data Sources > Catalogs, click to add a new product catalog:
In your new catalog, you'll need to associate a product data feed to populate it with products. You can follow the steps to create one yourself, or contact us to handle the details for you.
Finally, you'll head over the Ads Manager to create a catalog sales campaign, choosing a product set and ad template. This step has many moving parts. Follow the steps outlined in the Ad Help Center, or better yet, have us handle it for you.
A fully documented set of steps can be found on Facebook's Ads Help Center
Contact us today to get your optimized Facebook Product Feed.