Can Shopify support FB / IG Shop functions in unsupported locations like Hong Kong?

gonefishingclub
Visitor
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Good evening. As Hong Kong is unsupported location for launching FB / IG Shop.

May I know if shopify could help on this issue?

Could I use the function of FB / IG Shop after connecting the shopify with those 2 platform?

 

Look forward to hearing your reply, thank you!

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Mac
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @gonefishingclub!
Thanks for reaching out in our Community Forums and for sharing your concern, I’d be happy to help.

 

I understand that you are looking to connect to the Facebook and Instagram App by Meta. However, there are specific requirements that must be met in order to use this channel. If your store isn't eligible, then the channel appears as Unavailable in your Shopify admin. Click You can't add this channel to see why your store isn't eligible.

 

In your case, Facebook requires that you are located in one of the supported markets to use their services. You can check out this resource on the Supported Markets for Commerce Surfaces on Facebook and this list of the Supported Markets for Instagram Shopping. I also recommend checking out this help document on Commerce Eligibility Requirements for more information.

 

If your country is currently not supported, we have various high-impact tactics for driving more traffic to your online store that are outlined in our guide here

 

Thanks for your understanding!

Mac | Social Care @ Shopify 
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OneMobile
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I'm sorry to point out to you that If Facebook and Instagram Shops are not supported in Hong Kong, connecting your Shopify store to these platforms won't enable you to use their shop features in that location.

 

This is because Shopify's integration capabilities are subject to the regional policies of Facebook and Instagram, and it cannot bypass geographic restrictions set by these platforms.

 

I hope that this can help!

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