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BigCommerce Merchants Can Create Shoppable Posts on Instagram


BigCommerceSellers using ecommerce platform BigCommerce can now enable shopping on Instagram with a new integration. BigCommerce merchants can create shoppable posts and tag products on the Instagram app, helping them reach its 800 million users.

A spokesperson told EcommerceBytes that BigCommerce has been working closely with the Shopping on Instagram product team for several months, and now the feature is available to all of its sellers.

“BigCommerce handles the tech powering social commerce and ecommerce more broadly, so that merchants can focus on creating great products, running their business and selling to their most engaged online customers,” according to the spokesperson.

Press release follows:

BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for established and fast-growth brands, today announced support to enable sales through Instagram. Through a new integration, BigCommerce merchants will be among the first to have access to shopping on Instagram that allows people to discover, browse and shop from product posts through Instagram’s iOS and Android apps.

“Instagram has played a major role in helping us build a brand, and we love how the new shopping features allow us to easily showcase our products in a way that feels authentic to the community we’ve built,” said Ken Natori, President for The Natori Company. “In just a few short weeks of using the new shopping features on Instagram, we’ve seen a 100 percent increase in revenue from the channel and a massive 1,416% increase in Instagram referral traffic to our website.”

More than 800 million shoppers use Instagram every month, and 80 percent of Instagrammers follow at least one business account, providing brands a substantial audience with whom to share their unique products and story. Beginning today, BigCommerce merchants will now have the ability to tag products in Instagram posts, making contextual information, such as pricing and product descriptions, instantly accessible with a single click. When ready to make a purchase, product tags quickly and conveniently direct shoppers to the associated product page on the merchants’ BigCommerce store, streamlining the checkout experience.

Additionally, merchants using Instagram’s new shopping feature gain access to useful channel insights, such as how many fans interacted with product details or clicked “shop now” to visit their store. Coupled with powerful channel reporting available through Ecommerce Insights and Analytics by BigCommerce, brands can leverage this to glean insights concerning shopping behaviors and to improve Instagram content and targeting.

“As content and commerce become more intertwined, our mission is to provide merchants all the tools required to effectively sell to customers in all the places they choose to shop,” said Russell Klein, senior vice president of corporate development at BigCommerce. “Thousands of BigCommerce merchants have grown their brands on Instagram, and it’s clear from the extraordinary results we’ve already seen that these new features represent a significant step forward for merchants, consumers and the promise of social commerce.”

Shopping on Instagram is currently available to U.S.-based merchants with an active Facebook Shop selling in US Dollars. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit this page.

SOURCE: BigCommerce Press Release

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

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  1. Still looking for the perfect website provider – Big Commerce isn’t it. Big Commerce only exports to ebay. That’s ok for the person who has endless amounts of time when ebay get a brain storm and decides they can no longer export to ebay (which they can at the drop of a hat) and then you have to go back to creating on ebay. I need a website that imports my ebay listings into my independant website – really simple (probably not) And Bonanza isn’t the answer either. It’s not an independant website you are buying – you can not list in your bonanza webstore independantly of your Bonanza booth. Bummer dudes. The first website provider that meets these requirements is gonna be a bizillionaire.

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