Facebook has long been a hub for businesses to interact with customers, but the social network is taking things to the next level today with the roll-out of online ordering right from within Facebook.
The new features, which will begin rolling out today, will allow local businesses to actually sell their services on their Facebook pages. Restaurants can add an ordering button, which is synced with ordering services Delivery.com and Slice, and eliminate the need to go to a separate site to complete a food order.
Businesses that operate on appointments, like salons and even auto mechanics, can offer appointment sign-ups on their pages as well. Those businesses can also use Facebook to confirm appointments with customers. Likewise, companies can now offer quotes for services, directly from Facebook.
Lastly, Facebook is looking to shake up the event ticket space by allowing bands and venues to buy concert and other event tickets from their pages, thanks to a partnership with Ticketmaster. Facebook users will also be able to buy movie tickets from the official movie pages via Fandango.