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How to sell your products on Instagram
BY: Instagram Business Team
San Francisco, CA, US
With Instagram Shopping, people can buy your products directly from your photos and videos. Learn more about how you can inspire people to purchase your offerings.
In a survey commissioned by Facebook, Inc., 81% of respondents said that Instagram helps them research products and services1. Here are nine tips on how you can feature your product consistently in your posts so that people can learn about your products on Instagram.
Create posts about your products at a regular cadence, such as a certain day of the week, so your community members build a habit of looking at your products regularly.
Take your community behind the scenes using stories to see the hard work that goes into making your products.
Display all your product options, so your customers can have a selection of different colours, sizes and types of material to choose from.
Stories may disappear after 24 hours, but you can highlight specific stories that showcase certain products on your profile. Learn how to add story highlights to your profile here.
Think about what colours and textures will help your products stand out, such as a white or patterned wall. You can just use a piece of fabric as your backdrop.
When customers tag your product in photos and videos, ask their permission to share it on your business account.
Use stories to create a step-by-step guide or share longer videos on IGTV. (Update on 5 October 2021 at 10:00 PST: IGTV and feed videos have been combined into one format, Instagram Video.)
Use the question sticker in your stories to open it up to questions on your products. This way, people can learn more about your products and feel confident making a purchase.
In a survey commissioned by Facebook, Inc., 83% of respondents surveyed said that Instagram, a visual-first platform, helps them discover new products and services1. It's why Brooklyn-based temporary tattoo company Tattly has always focused on showcasing their best tattoo designs on their Instagram. Instagram's product tags help them to do just this, while still increasing their sales.
To help people buy your products, add product tags to your photos or videos in your feed and stories using Instagram Shopping. People can view the name of the product and the price of the item when they tap on the product.
See if you are eligible to use Instagram Shopping and find a step-by-step guide to set it up for your Business Account here.
For example, create a story telling your community that they can now shop on Instagram for the products they see.
Make an impression and drive consideration by displaying multiple eye-catching products.
You can tag your photos, videos or multiple images or videos in a carousel post in your feed. You can also tag your stories with product stickers.
Planning to launch a new product soon? Create buzz within your community on Instagram with these five tips.
Show glimpses of your product without fully revealing it, such as shooting different angles of it without showing the full thing.
Don't forget to remind your customers that they can immediately purchase with a simple call to action such as "Tap to shop" in the caption of the post. For instance, @tattly shared this photo to announce a new series of tattoos they had launched.
Use the Live feature in your story to show your followers the moment you've made your new product available for them, and answer customer questions about your new product in real time. Learn more about going live here.
It can be as simple as #yourproductname. Encourage your followers to use the hashtag when ordering the product on launch day, so you can share it on your business account later.
In a survey commissioned by Facebook, Inc., 80% of respondents surveyed said they use Instagram to decide whether or not to make a purchase1. Try these five tips to drive people to buy your products.
Check insights and see metrics such as product views to learn which products your community has engaged with the most. Consider creating more posts for that product to build confidence towards purchase, both in feed and stories.
Adding a call to action that prompts people to act, such as "Tap to Shop" in your captions, effectively reminds your community to purchase.
Shoppers may take some time to decide to make a purchase, so regularly feature your products in your posts to keep them top of mind.
From public figures to artists to entrepreneurs, creators are the cornerstone of Instagram communities. Seeing creator use specific products can spark their followers' interest in these items, so make sure that you highlight this in your photos and videos by tagging the creator.
BY: Instagram Business Team
San Francisco, CA, US