The journey of the internet and social media platforms has been quite interesting. The major part of human lives is driven by the internet. This explains a large pool of social media apps and e-commerce stores set up by the Shopify developers of Brisbane. And while business apps and websites were not enough for selling there came another advent of technology on one of the largest social media platform i.e Instagram.
Once this platform was used only many marketers influencers, for brand promotion and advertisements now has clickable posts. Shoppable are those kinds of posts that include videos, images, articles that have direct shopping reference to the products. By tapping on the posts, interested users will be redirected to the shopping website and directly to the specific product. Thus, this helps many websites target the consumer without taking much of their time.
This brings the customer directly to the sales point by avoiding all the in-between barriers of searching for the right product, browsing for more options etc. and also it is meant to reduce the abandonment of the site.
While earlier the business websites were compelled to add website links in their profile or story. The shoppable posts will bring selected products to their notice. However, in order to eligible to start selling in this unique manner, there are certain requirements which an e-commerce needs to fulfill. First, it needs to have a Facebook channel and Instagram Business Account.
So far it has been quite interesting to know about this feature, let’s see how can we add such posts to our business account:
- Set-up an Instagram Business Account
For getting access to the shoppable feature of Instagram, it is necessary to have a business account. Also running on the latest version of Instagram is important.
- Connect with Shopify account
In order to have the shopping feature, the account must be connected with facebook which can further be connected to your Shopify account for ease of handling the website and Instagram profile from one platform.
- Upload Posts and Tag Products
Add a single product or a set of products to the account and use the tag product feature. This will allow you to add the link from the facebook account where you have already added the product.
On ending note, it is quite evident that the Shoppable feature of Instagram is quite in a buzz and has been a major factor in driving sales of the e-commerce stores. As of today, many businesspersons have started using Shoppable Instagram and achieved success at great lengths.
The integration of both Shopify and Instagram has put Gold Coast Shopify website on a major scale of advantage. Hopefully, the Beta version proves to be successful and the version is rolled out for real for all the business sites.