How do I set up a Shop on Instagram?

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How do I set up a Shop on Instagram?

Artloveandvibe
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Hi community, I am new to Shopify and just set up my site for merch/blog and soon, I will link in my Podcast.  I need help with the following:

  • How do I get a "Shop" on Instagram and learn everything I can do on the Gram and the Facebook for ads etc.?
  • How can I learn this SEO business, how hard is it where to start?
  • My store loads kinda slow, how do I speed it up?

We can start there, thanks for any guidance 🙂 

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OneMobile
Shopify Partner
169 16 34

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Hi @Artloveandvibe ,

 

After making sure that you're living in the region where Instagram Shop is supported, you can follow the following steps to set it up:

1. Create an Instagram Business Profile:

  • Go to your Instagram profile and tap on the hamburger icon (three lines) in the top right corner.
  • Select "Settings," then "Account," and choose "Switch to Professional Account."
  • Follow the prompts to set up your business profile, ensuring your products comply with Instagram’s commerce policies.

2. Set up a Facebook Shop:

  • Log in to your Facebook account and create a new page for your shop if you don't have one.
  • Navigate to "Meta Business Suite" and use "Commerce Manager" to set up your shop.
  • Add your products manually or sync your Shopify product catalog with Facebook.

 

3. Connect Shopify to Instagram:

  • In your Shopify admin, go to "Sales Channels" and add the Facebook and Instagram channels.
  • Follow the prompts to connect your Facebook account to Shopify, which may take up to 48 hours for approval.
  • Once approved, go to your Instagram profile, tap "Settings," then "Business," and select "Shopping." Connect your Instagram account to your Facebook shop.

4. Tag products in Instagram posts:

  • Create a new post on Instagram and select a photo or video.
  • Tap "Tag Products," select the specific product from your catalog, and place the tag appropriately within the photo or video.
  • Share your post with your followers.  

4. Enable Instagram checkout: Within your Facebook sales channel commerce settings, choose your preferred checkout method: directly on Facebook and Instagram, on another website, or via messaging. Instagram Checkout is recommended for a seamless in-app purchase experience.

 

About SEO: Follow Shopify's SEO checklist diligently, or I recommend hiring an SEO expert for off-page, technical, and backlinks if you're inexperienced. If you do everything right, SEO efforts will start showing results after 3-6 months.

 

About speed: Improving a website's page speed is also tough work. You can try speed optimizer apps like Swift or outsource a page speed expert (usually, SEO service providers include page speed optimization in their package as well).

 

Hope that this helps!

 

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Artloveandvibe
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Thank you so much for this helpful information! 🙂

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OneMobile
Shopify Partner
169 16 34

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @Artloveandvibe ,

 

After making sure that you're living in the region where Instagram Shop is supported, you can follow the following steps to set it up:

1. Create an Instagram Business Profile:

  • Go to your Instagram profile and tap on the hamburger icon (three lines) in the top right corner.
  • Select "Settings," then "Account," and choose "Switch to Professional Account."
  • Follow the prompts to set up your business profile, ensuring your products comply with Instagram’s commerce policies.

2. Set up a Facebook Shop:

  • Log in to your Facebook account and create a new page for your shop if you don't have one.
  • Navigate to "Meta Business Suite" and use "Commerce Manager" to set up your shop.
  • Add your products manually or sync your Shopify product catalog with Facebook.

 

3. Connect Shopify to Instagram:

  • In your Shopify admin, go to "Sales Channels" and add the Facebook and Instagram channels.
  • Follow the prompts to connect your Facebook account to Shopify, which may take up to 48 hours for approval.
  • Once approved, go to your Instagram profile, tap "Settings," then "Business," and select "Shopping." Connect your Instagram account to your Facebook shop.

4. Tag products in Instagram posts:

  • Create a new post on Instagram and select a photo or video.
  • Tap "Tag Products," select the specific product from your catalog, and place the tag appropriately within the photo or video.
  • Share your post with your followers.  

4. Enable Instagram checkout: Within your Facebook sales channel commerce settings, choose your preferred checkout method: directly on Facebook and Instagram, on another website, or via messaging. Instagram Checkout is recommended for a seamless in-app purchase experience.

 

About SEO: Follow Shopify's SEO checklist diligently, or I recommend hiring an SEO expert for off-page, technical, and backlinks if you're inexperienced. If you do everything right, SEO efforts will start showing results after 3-6 months.

 

About speed: Improving a website's page speed is also tough work. You can try speed optimizer apps like Swift or outsource a page speed expert (usually, SEO service providers include page speed optimization in their package as well).

 

Hope that this helps!

 

If you find my answer helpful, please hit the Like button or Mark as solution to show me some encouragement.
OneMobile: The #1 Mobile App Builder For Shopify Merchants
Pick ready-made themes & customize with drag-n-drop editor.
Artloveandvibe
Visitor
2 1 0

This is an accepted solution.

Thank you so much for this helpful information! 🙂