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How to Create a Shoppable Instagram Feed! Step by Step Tutorial

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Hi guys! In this video tutorial I show you step by step, how to create a shoppable Instagram feed and enable product tagging on your account. This feature is a must-have for all product sellers! 🛍 #shoppableinstagram #makemoneyoninstagram #instagramtips The written version of this tutorial can be found on my blog (along with many other insta-related articles!) here: https://alextooby.com/shoppable-instagram-feed ________________________ RESOURCES: 🎁 FREE Instagram Course (build a solid foundation & set yourself up for long-term success): https://alextooby.com/iga #️⃣ HASHTAG Course (beat the algorithm & increase your engagement with hashtags): http://hashtagherocourse.com 💰 GROWTH Course (build a targeted, engaged & profitable following with ease): http://infamoustoinfluential.com 📖 BLOG: https://alextooby.com/instagram-blog ________________________ SOCIAL: 📸 Instagram: https://instagram.com/instawithalex 👤Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/makemoneyoninsta 🐧Twitter: https://twitter.com/instawithalex 📌Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/instawithalex 🔗Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alextooby ________________________
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Nikole with a 'k' (1 day ago)
Is there a way to do this with Etsy items?
Hi Alex, Thanks for good video. I made shop page on Facebook but after a week I receive mail from fb that they close my shop page , I just sell cushion cover ,Can you please give me guidance.
Rhe Wei (3 days ago)
My tagged product on IG is not connecting me to my website and or my facebook page /shop. I have done everything as requested by Facebook & Instagram in order to use this feature for my business. Every time I click on the post it takes me to the view website, then it just takes me to a blank Facebook page that says "Sorry, Something went wrong." We are working on the issue... Please help asap !!
Hey Wonita (6 days ago)
I'm in the U.S. but on my "Add product" feature on Facebook, it doesn't show shop URL or show where I can add my url when adding my product. Help
Claudia Chestelson (7 days ago)
Hi Alex... I'm confused I went to your FaceBook page Men and Coffee and clicked on "This page is the Facebook part of the Instagram page " LINK ... and it came up "this page is not available" ??? It did not take me to your Instagram page at all...why??
Stefan Smiljkovic (8 days ago)
On what specific account the country restriction is pointing at? Instagram, Facebook or Business Manager? How long you should wait for to get approved ? Good video btw, subscribed.
Imari Lauren (8 days ago)
The option to checkout on website didnt come up for me
Greg Minaya (12 days ago)
Hi! Great video. I've got a big question. I watch a lot of videos about this topic. But I read in the help of instagram, that you have to link your collection with instagram using Business Facebook, but no one mention that in the videos. Please, Can you give me more information about that? Thanks a lot!
Regina Dunn (16 days ago)
HUGE help!! Thank you so much!
Alex Tooby (11 days ago)
You're welcome!
6mm xellz (22 days ago)
Hey Alex, what would you recommend for people outside of those countries to enable the shoppable products ?
Alex Tooby (11 days ago)
I would keep checking back as they may release the feature to your country without notice. If you still don't have it the best you can do is use swipe up links in your stories (if you have 10k followers or more), or just link to products in your bio and use call to actions in your posts to encourage people to click!
Victoria Gonzalez (26 days ago)
I am so thrilled that I found this! You are awesome. I am up and running with product tags on my page! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Alex Tooby (11 days ago)
Lonnie Givens (26 days ago)
Hi Alex, I created my shop but I forgot to “selected my checkout method” to my website instead it’s directed to Facebook. How do I go back and edit this? I’ve searched high and low in my settings and can’t seem to find it.
Yvnan (27 days ago)
FSpecPerformance (30 days ago)
Dear alex do you need a facebook shop? For this feature or can i us my website? For this feature?
Alex Tooby (11 days ago)
It has to go through Facebook
Melissa Forde (1 month ago)
Thank you so much for sharing
Alex Tooby (11 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
Bob Brown (1 month ago)
Hey Alex just came across your channel love all the great tips on Instagram! I have started seeing some post that had the shop-able link but didn't know how to do it ! Thanks keep them coming! Just subscribed and looking forward to seeing more of your videos!v😀👊🔥
LA Customs (1 month ago)
Thank you. Very helpful
LA Customs (11 days ago)
So I ended up creating a totally new Facebook page and Instagram account specific for the products I was selling. This worked and was verified very quickly so I could tag my products into pics. It wouldn’t work with my other Instagram account and Facebook page.
HighFarndale (1 month ago)
Ha! Excellent. Thanks Alex, I've looked at adding a 'Shop' to my FB page before and couldn't - got it tonight! Will get my products on there and watch your video again to link IG.
HighFarndale (3 days ago)
Hi there Alex, I'm still waiting for IG to send me a notification. Do you know what the current length of wait is? Thanks, Peter
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Dani Meisenbach (1 month ago)
The checkout through URL does not pop up? would you know hwy that is? or how I can add it now?
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Interesting.. where are you located? It could be a country related thing but I'm not entirely sure
Julie Luna (1 month ago)
I was trying to add the shop button on to the left hand side and followed instructions, for some reason it’s saying “there was an issuer processing your request. Please try again” tried several times. Any clue why this could be happening?
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Hmm.. I'm not too sure. Have you tried logging out of facebook and starting fresh? Sounds like a glitch that will pass with time!
skyler and friends (1 month ago)
My posts on Facebook are shopable but still no option on Instagram. I'm trying to sell my children's books. I'll be adding shirts, and few other things onto my website as well coming up
skyler and friends (1 month ago)
I'm in the waiting period yay lol 😋. Been couple weeks
Sara Eshak (1 month ago)
So I followed everything, but I don’t get the part where ig has to approve it, nothing is showing up I’ve had a business page contacted to my ig for 6 years now but it’s been 3 days and nothing like how long do they take to approve it? I’m so confused by that step because nothing shows on my ig
Sara Eshak (1 month ago)
Alex Tooby hmm does the get started alert show right away or is that after the approval, because that’s my issue everything from Facebook is perfect it’s only instagram because I’ve seen videos ( when you finish everything on Facebook then Instagram comes after and you press the get started ) but for me it’s not there.
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Hi Sara, it's not instant approval so it can take a few days. If you think something is wrong I would disconnect and reconnect your insta to your fb page, but otherwise just be patient!
Danielle Canepari (1 month ago)
The pop up didn't come up for me - any reason why or know how to get around it?
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
How long has it been since you set everything up? You can also look for the "Shopping" tab in your Instagram settings
Charms Orders (1 month ago)
hi, tnx for your video question: I followed all your steps and did it.... now how do i get approved to be able to put the selling icon on my products? do i have to send anything to instgram for approval ?
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Hi! No you don't have to send anything to Instagram for approval. If you followed the steps correctly and your products meet facebook's requirements (must be a physical product) then you should be approved within a few days, and you'll know by getting a notification on Instagram
Gomee Girl (1 month ago)
Thank you for your help! :)
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
No problem!
olympia16181 (1 month ago)
My eshop is located in Malta but on insta page said that they accept Malta. Unfortunately you said that they do not accept my country. Could you please double check??? Thank you!
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
If it's stated on Insta that they do accept Malta, then they will!
Carole Bardasano (1 month ago)
Thank you Alex! Very useful :-)
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Glad you liked it Carole! :)
Alex, it's super fun to see you on YouTube. Great tutorial on how to create a shoppable IG feed
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Aw thanks so much Heather! <3
Super video Alex. So clear and easy to follow. thank you very much. Kate
Alex Tooby (1 month ago)
Ah that's so great to hear Kate! Thanks for watching :)
Rodgerick Copeland (2 months ago)
Update: So I followed all of Alex's steps last night and was approved this afternoon. I don't know if followers matter, but we have over 1k and posts showing that we advertise clothing. Again, I don't know Instagrams algorithm, but this is the process I followed and worked for me.
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Yay! Great to hear. As per my research I haven't seen any follower restrictions but it could be possible. Appreciate the update!
Toyen Blake (2 months ago)
This is great! I'm getting an error when I select "send to shop page" any idea why?
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Ahh sounds like you're slowly getting there!! Clearing the cache is always a good idea. Definitely sounds like a glitch. If the problem is happening on IG I would shut down the app and check for updates!
Toyen Blake (2 months ago)
It said "...couldn't be done at this time" I went went into the history of my browser and cleared it and it went through. I was able to complete everything as you instructed and even tagged a product on my instagram account but I'm getting a link error (can't load) on instagram haha; not sure if it's an instagram bug or if it's me.
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Hmm that's curious Toyen! What does the error say?
Rodgerick Copeland (2 months ago)
Thanks Alex! Very Helpful :)
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Aw thank you so much for the feedback Rodgerick! Glad I could help! :)
Yasin (2 months ago)
Awesome stuff. Very informative and easy to follow along. Cheers!
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Thanks so much for the feedback Yasin! :)
Pam Strom (2 months ago)
I was so excited to see this! Watched and tried and I still don't have the option to tag products. Do you have to have a Shopify? is that the main reason it won't work?
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Hmm, Instagram hasn't stated anywhere that a certain amount of followers are required. There is a chance that FB is not allowing certain products to be tagged such as MLM stuff. but again, not entirely sure. I'd delete everything and start from scratch to make sure it's all filed correctly!
Pam Strom (2 months ago)
Alex Tooby I'll have to watch the video again to make sure I didn't miss a step, but I had a visit group that where the shop now is. I heard something about a minimum number of followers? I'm only at 770
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Hi Pam, approval can take a few days. If you followed all the steps and are selling physical goods you should gain access soon. Watch your IG account for the notification
Rob Roseman (2 months ago)
Awesome. Can you tag an online course (on teachable)? Or to our website sales page?
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Things seemed to go back to normal a few hours after your comment yesterday!
Kickstart Reading (2 months ago)
Alex Tooby thanks for checking, not just our account. Strange.
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Weird! You're right! Every link I go to is redirecting to an insta login... So peculiar.. hopefully it's just a momentary glitch
Kickstart Reading (2 months ago)
Alex Tooby thanks Alex. Will make things Smoother when they allow that. Are you having issue with your IG url bio link not working? Keeps redirecting back to Instagram.
Alex Tooby (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching Rob! At this time, no, Instagram seems to only be approving "physical goods". I personally have not tried to trick the system yet but I wouldn't be surprised if you could get away with it. Might just take some testing! In any case, I do hope they'll include services in the future.

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