After a failed attempt to set up Instagram Shopping and endless talks with Facebook's Support, I was advised to delete all connections and start from scratch.
I deleted the catalogs and shops on Facebook, deleted the Facebook Sales Channel on Shopify, and as a result the commerce account disappeared as well.
I recreated the Facebook Sales Channel, connected it to our Business Manager, set up Facebook Shop - all good.
But now...I'm trying to connect Instagram Shopping and it seems the app has remembered the Instagram account. Rather than starting set-up from zero, it only gives me the option to continue setup. And when I do, it's telling me the account wasn't approved for Facebook Shopping.
When I try to set up Instagram Shopping through Facebook's Commerce Manager, I get the following:
"This Instagram business account is already linked to a Commerce account on Shopify. As of August 31, you'll be able to finish setting up checkout on Instagram from your Shopify account."
Is there anyone that has run into this issue or could lend a helping hand? Dealing with Facebook and Instagram is just a nightmare...
I'm having the same problem. Also struggling to get my Instagram account verified for shopping. Instagram support tells me the website linked to it doesn't have products available for direct purchase. I have no clue why they say that. The website is a Shopify store, the IG is linked to my FB-page in Business Manager. The domain is verified. I've taken it all down and started from scratch - still same problem.
If anybody has a solution to this, please let us know.
ok, so i've been dealing w/ fb for about 7 months and it's a **bleep** nightmare. It's unbelievable how shitty they can possibly make it for a business who is trying to get by and just screwing them w/ issues that they have to tend to instead of working on their business. I have a wack but working cheat i found tho. Lmk if it works for anyone else. So instagram keeps saying im still connected to my old commerce acct which i'm not (but somehow it says i am). I have 180k followers on insta and needed to be able to tag my products like i did b4. Only way to add products as well as posting a product pic at the same time is to go to your fb page, go to publishing tools and create a post. Click on both fb and insta and if ur situation is like me (commerce acct passed w/ fb but screwed on insta) upload a pic and go tag your products. When you publish the post it goes to ur fb page as usual and also goes to ur insta. If u click on "view shop" in insta nothing will show up on ur side but the post shows up as well as the tagged products. If you click on the little shopping bag you can see the product that you tagged is now in your "shop". Keep repeating the process so you can keep adding more products to your shop. It won't be organized but it's better than nothing. Everyoone else who comes to your insta, and views your shop can see your products but just not pretty like how u set it up in ur commerce acct. You can actually post a product post, get that product in your shop on insta, delete your post and the product will still stay in there. HMU if this works for you or if it's only a weird bug i found just like all the other 10000000 bs bugs fb can't fix for me. email@example.com
I have been working w/ fb for 7 months w the exact same issues. If u need help let me know…….this is kinda the origin story.
I can tell you the root issue. It all started when I was using the old shopify Facebook Shop app and somehow was able to set up shipping through fb and instagram through the old app. I then got an order and it showed up in fb but didn’t show up in shopify, which it was supposed to. The next morning I didn’t know what to do so I downloaded the Shopify app on my iPhone and for some reason was able to upgrade to the new FB/Insta app in Shopify right away! I was excited but when your setting up the new app it deletes old commerce acct and makes a new shopify commerce acct in FB. When that happened I couldn’t see the order that my customer bought that was through purchased through my old (yesterday’s) commerce acct. This is the time where I was able to talk on the phone and talk w/ 2 people on beans (screen share) bc they hadn’t seen anything like that before. I asked them to make sure they stay in contact with me just to make sure everything gets set up right after they go into the system and delete my commerce acct but once they did I never heard back. Ever since then I’ve been getting flagged for not following policies and weird things here and there and it has been destroying my business. I can see and hook up my catalog of 840 products to Instagram and tag my pictures and anyone can see all my products but my shop can’t be organized which is a huge mess. On my FB page I personally can tag pictures with my products in them and it looks like others should be able to see them too but no one can. So I don’t have a Shop ON FB which is killing me and I can’t use business suite and many other interesting content sharing and event tracking updates that ya’ll have made in the past months. I have 170k+ Followers on INSTAGRAM so for this not working for 5 months I’m about to have to close my business down. Please help me and I will give you whatever you need and cooperate with you in any way. If I could screen share or talk w/ someone over the phone it would make things much easier. THATS HOW IT ALL STARTED. I’m not sure why no one can help me out on this issue. Also, I’ve been flagged for not complying with monetization policies but on instant articles it says it’s a partner monetization issue but when I try to appeal it says I can’t because I’ve done nothing wrong and on the content side I have no idea what piece of content they are talking about so I can’t appeal something that I don’t’ know about."
So this has been my issue for 7 months that I’ve been trying to get fixed and I’m still emailing fb trying to explain the issue but maybe u can help. I’m ok with my commerce acct being deleted and thats actually what FB had to do the first time I had issues. I set up my shop thru shopify and when I first connected I was somehow able to set up fb/insta checkout w/ the old app that they had. So when I got an order fb sent me an email letting me know but it didn’t show up on shopify’s side. I tried to update the fb/insta app on shopify on all three browsers and for some reason it wouldn’t let me. So the next day I dl’d the shopify app on my iPhone and on that I was able to update to the new fb/insta app. Only thing that I didn’t know at the time is that whenever you go through that process it deletes ur old commerce acct and makes a new one. So now I had an issue bc everything was hooked up correctly but now the order that I had from the previous day disappeared bc it was under my old commerce acct that was now deleted. I was able to screenshare w fb twice and they saw the issue and understood so they deleted my commerce acct so I could restart again and also canceled that order. Ever since then I’ve had so many bugs and issues (all to do w/ my commerce acct) that it’s killing my business and driving me crazy. I feel like I spend 50% of my time dealing w/ fb/insta issues instead of working on my business now. When I try to delete my catalog it says I can’t bc of integrity policies that I crossed but I’ve done nothing wrong. I just sell home decor and furniture and am a small business (just me)! "