How to Hide Ships to You Items on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace, the social media platform’s online shopping area, enables you to quickly find what you’re looking for by applying different filters. One filer you can use is “Ships to You.” Although this label was designed to help with your selection, many users have complained the algorithm doesn’t serve a useful purpose.

How to Hide Ships to You Items on Facebook Marketplace

If you want to shop locally, learning how to hide “Ships to You” items will help you sort out your search and find the products you want that are available nearby. This article will discuss how to do it and provide further insight into Facebook Marketplace and the different search criteria you can use.

How to Turn Off Ships to You Items in the Facebook iPhone App

Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t allow you to turn off “Ships to You” items completely. However, there are ways to filter them out of your search and see only the local items. The first way is to enable only local listings in your search.

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Tap “Categories.”
  4. Tap “Local listings.”
  5. Tap your location.
  6. Customize the location and radius of your search or use the suggested radius. If you’re customizing it, the smallest radius you can select is 0.6 miles.
  7. Once you’re done, tap “Apply.”

You’ll now see only the local items.

You can also customize your filters to see the nearest listings first:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Search for an item you wish to purchase.
  4. Tap your location and customize your radius.
  5. Tap “Apply.”
  6. Tap “Filters.”
  7. Under “Sort by,” tap “Distance: Nearest first.”
  8. Tap “See listings.”

Since Facebook doesn’t offer the option to turn off “Ships to You” items, you’ll have to repeat the steps every time you search for an item in the Marketplace.

If you want to refine your search, you can hide the items you don’t like or that are irrelevant. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Search for an item you wish to purchase.
  4. Tap the item you want to hide.
  5. Tap the three dots at the top-right corner.
  6. Tap “Hide listing.”

Facebook will stop showing listings similar to the ones you’ve blocked. That way, you customize the results.

How to Turn Off Ships to You Items in the Facebook Android App

If you’re using the Facebook Android app, you should be aware that you can’t turn off the “Ships to You” items in the Marketplace. But, there are ways to stop them from showing up in your search frequently.

Enabling local listings will lower the number of “Ships to You” items:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Tap “Categories.”
  4. Tap “Local listings.”
  5. Customize the radius of your search by tapping your location.
  6. Tap “Apply.”

You can also apply filters to see the nearest listings:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Search for an item you wish to purchase.
  4. Tap your location and customize it.
  5. Tap “Apply.”
  6. Tap “Filters.”
  7. Under the “Sort by” section, tap “Distance: Nearest first.”
  8. Tap “See listings.”

Hiding items, you don’t like or consider irrelevant is another way to customize your search:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Look for an item you wish to buy.
  4. Open the item you want to hide.
  5. Tap the three dots at the top-right corner.
  6. Tap “Hide listing.”

Facebook recognizes when you hide items from your search and stops showing similar ones.

How to Turn Off Ships to You Items in Facebook on a PC

As with the Facebook mobile app, turning off “Ships to You” items aren’t possible if you’re using Facebook on a PC. You can lower the number of these items in your search by following the steps below:

  1. Open your browser and go to Facebook.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Search for the item you wish to purchase.
  4. Under “Filters,” tap on your location.
  5. Customize the radius of your search. The smallest available radius is 0.6 miles.
  6. Tap “Apply.”

The algorithm will show the items in the selected radius and the results outside of your search.

You can also customize your filters to see the nearest listings first:

  1. Open your browser and go to Facebook.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Search for an item you wish to purchase.
  4. Tap “Sort by” in the filter section.
  5. Tap “Distance: Nearest first.”

It’s important to note that sometimes sellers mark “Offer Shipping for This Item” even when they offer local pickup. According to some sellers, Facebook sometimes selects this option by default. That’s why you should always read the product’s description. You should see “local pickup” stated if that’s an option.

Additionally, you can filter out your search by hiding the items you don’t want. That way, you’ll only view the items relevant to your search. Here’s how to hide items when using Facebook on your PC:

  1. Open your browser and go to Facebook.
  2. Open the Marketplace.
  3. Search for an item you wish to purchase and open it.
  4. Tap the three dots in the right menu.
  5. Tap “Hide item.”

By hiding the items that aren’t suitable for your search, you’ll be able to refine your search. Facebook won’t show items similar to the ones you’ve hidden.

Additional FAQs

Is there a way to turn the “Ships to You” items permanently off?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to turn the “Ships to You” items permanently off. You have to select the filters every time you search for an item in the Facebook Marketplace. Even when you choose the right filters, you still might see the “Ships to You” items, but in a smaller number.

Choose What You Buy at Facebook Marketplace

One of the benefits of buying at a virtual marketplace is the ability to filter out the items you don’t want. Although Facebook doesn’t allow you to completely turn off the “Ships to You” category, you can customize your settings to include more local products. Plus, you can hide the irrelevant items, thus refining your search.

Have you ever used Facebook Marketplace? Do you try to shop locally? Tell us in the comments section below.

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