Grow your sales: Start Selling with Instagram

Shoppable Instagram – another means to expand your business and sell more products online. Instagram is emerging as a useful selling platform for bloggers, boutique owners, and those who want to supplement their income by making few extra bucks a month. Earlier this year Shopify rolled out a feature that lets its users offer products directly through Instagram tagging. This feature ONLY works with products that are on sale and have a legitimate Facebook business profile. From the initial discovery with a single tap, customers are directed to your Shopify store to purchase that desired product.

How to Set Up your Shoppable Instagram Account 

Country Requirements

Instagram shoppable is available within these countries listed below. Feeling lucky? Did you make the cut? We sure hope so. 

USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Ireland, South Africa, Belgium, Austria, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Malta, Ecuador, Panama, Portugal, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, Denmark, Czech Republic, Romania, Norway, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Luxembourg, Dominican Republic, Belize, Japan and South Korea

Eligibility Requirements 


At least Basic Shopify plan

Installed Facebook sales channel on Shopify

Legitimate Facebook Business Account with approved Facebook Shop

Added Instagram sales channel in Shopify 

Instagram business profile with the latest version 


2. Set up Instagram business profile

Open your profile and go to your settings.
Account >> Switch to Business Profile


Continue to tap “Continue” until you see a page with “Connect to Facebook”


Tap “Choose Page ” to link Facebook and Instagram together. Either connect with your already set up FB page or create a new FB business page. Choose your field of work under a category. Lastly add your email, phone number, and address of your business, that way your customers can easily get a hold of you.

All set, make sure to keep an eye on latest Instagram updates for the ultimate user experience.

3. Add Instagram sales channel 

From Shopify admin, click on the “+” button next to “Sales channel” heading 

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Scroll down until you find Instagram Icon  >> “Add Sales Channel” 

Then, log into your FB account to merge information to your Instagram account.  

Wait until you are approved. Happy selling! 


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