What is Instagram Shopping you ask? It is a feature within the app that allows Instagram business accounts to promote their products via organic posts. Users and followers can see the product you tagged, interact with your post by shopping through the products you are promoting, and purchase items all while staying within the app. Its makes for a seamless experience for the user while helping your business grow. All you have to do is post a picture and tag your desired products. Keep reading for details on how to set up and use the feature.
What you will need to implement Instagram Shopping
There often are times when you might want to promote a new product launch or sale your eCommerce store is holding. However, you don’t want to spend a lot of money, if any. With Instagram’s new shopping feature, now you don’t have to. This addition allows those with a Instagram business account to share posts that highlight products from their attached catalog. Don’t have a business account, no problem. It only takes 7 easy steps:
Below are images that walk you through how to sign up for Instagram Shopping. Once you have followed through with the steps to connect your catalog, Instagram will review your request for Shopping. This can take anywhere from a couple hours to a couple days. Be patient, it is worth it. Once Instagram approved your request, all that is left is syncing your product catalog to your account.
You can connect your catalog one of three ways: connecting an eCommerce platform, uploading product feeds manually, or through your Facebook pixel.
The following images outline step by step how to connect your eCommerce site to Instagram. If you have one of the following ecomm platforms: Shopify, Big Commerce, Magento, or WooCommerce see directions below.
Once Instagram Shopping is set up correctly and you have all products uploaded to your catalog, utilizing this feature is as easy as 1, 2, 3
If you are having trouble with any of these steps or would like more guidance feel free to reach out to our team.