SHOPPING ON INSTAGRAM

See. Tap. Shop.

90 million accounts on Instagram tap on a shopping post to learn more about products every month.1 Shopping on Instagram gives people a simpler way to shop

Your Visual Storefront

Simple content creation

Weave products into your visual story-telling in Instagram posts and stories. In feed, tag up to five products per image or video and up to twenty products per carousel. In stories, you can add products to your videos and images by using a “product sticker”.

Reach your audience and active shoppers

When you create an Instagram post with tagged products, the post will be shared with your Instagram audience and on Explore, where 200 million accounts visit daily. 2

Nurture interest and easy purchase

Shopping gives people quick access to product pricing and details. After tapping on a product tag or sticker, people are taken to a product description page on Instagram. From there, they can go to your website, save the product, or continue to browse your products on Instagram.

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Shopping in Instagram Stories

Instagram stories make full use of the mobile screen, offering businesses a beautiful, distraction-less canvas. Stories is now a daily destination for more than 400 million accounts globally3, and one third of the most viewed stories are from businesses4.

Businesses can use product stickers in Instagram Stories to give customers quick access to product information and a seamless shopping experience.

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New! Shopping Channel in Explore and Save

We are testing a new Shopping channel on Explore, which will be visible to those who have shown an interest in browsing products. This will help shoppers pursue their interests and find inspiration. With shopping on Explore, your shopping posts can be shared with people who don't yet follow your business.

With the launch of the Save feature, customers can save products from shopping posts and stories. After a product is saved to a shopping collection, customers can revisit products when the time is right, making shopping easier than ever before.

Shopping on Instagram accomplishes one of the most critical tasks in improving ecommerce performance: it makes it easier to buy. With one click, our audience can go directly to the product page and add to their cart. Reducing search time and clicks improves conversion and revenue. When we launched the feature, we experienced a 25% increase in traffic and an 8% increase in revenue attributable to shopping on Instagram.
SHARI LOTT, FOUNDER & CEO, SPEARMINTLOVE
Our traffic from Instagram has increased 44% since implementing shopping on Instagram. It's a clean and simple way to show your product in a lifestyle setting, without impacting the user experience.
SAVANNAH BOYSEN, MARKETING MANAGER, TYME
Lulus has been using the shopping on Instagram feature since its testing stages, so we’ve been able to grow with the platform as it has evolved. We have seen tremendous value and growth over the course of our experience using the tool. We’ve found as Instagram users become accustomed to seeing these native shopping experiences, they are more inclined to shop on Instagram. We’ve experimented with new ways to inspire followers to shop, from creating unique outfits in which every item is available for purchase, to showcasing user generated content, to giving shoppers real-life ideas for how to wear the items they purchase from Lulus. Since launch, the shopping on Instagram tool can be directly attributed to over 1,200 orders and over 100K sessions.
NOELLE SADLER, VP MARKETING, LULUS
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Tips for shopping posts

  1. Create at least one shopping post in feed to activate the “Shop” tab on your business profile

  2. Feature more than one product in your posts for higher engagement—while not overly crowding with tags

  3. Leverage different shopping formats in feed; tag a single image/video or create a carousel with both static and video content

Tips for shopping in stories

  1. Customize the text color on product stickers to complement your visual creative

  2. Try using product stickers in stories for your product launches or sales announcements

  3. Keep the product as the focal point in videos when using a product sticker

Get started

See our step-by-step guide on how to set up shopping on Instagram here.

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