Installing Facebook Store Applications
To install a Facebook store application, visit its website and follow the installation instructions provided. The process varies by application, but you usually need to click an installation or sign-up button to get started. With ShopTab, for example, you click the Choose Plan button for the plan you want (see Figure 7).
Figure 7 Selecting a Facebook store plan.
After entering your credit card data (if the plan requires it), you need to give Facebook permission to install the application on your page. Figure 8 shows the Request for Permission dialog box that Facebook displays when you install an application.
Figure 8 You need to give permission to install a Facebook store application.
Click the Allow button to give your permission to install the app. From here, you're prompted to attach your new store to a Facebook page and set up the store. Again, the setup steps vary by application.
To return to your store after installation, click the Edit Page button in the upper-right corner of your page, and then select the Apps tab on the left side of the page. Figure 9 shows the Added Apps page; in this figure, my Shopping Mall by Payvment app displays at the bottom of the page.
Figure 9 You can access an installed Facebook store from the Added Apps page.
Facebook store applications offer a simple, inexpensive way to sell products from your Facebook page, as well as to encourage Facebook users to spread the word about your business. With many options and price plans, a Facebook store app is available to suit every budget and business need. For more Facebook store tips, visit the Facebook page for my book Using Facebook.