Instagram recently – March 19 –  debuted a new feature: a new checkout option allowing users to buy from more than 20 brands.  Checkout is just a fantastic add-on to Instagram marketplace. As quoted by Instagram directly, the checkout feature is “a place to experience the pleasure of shopping versus the chore of buying.”

Instagram Marketplace

Since the earliest day, people have loved to shop on Instagram. And let’s keep in mind that over a eighth of the world population is on Instagram. Let’s browse some stats:

  • 1.1 billion active users.
  • 500 million check out Instagram every day.
  • 2/3 are under the age of 35.
  • 72% of U.S. teen on Instagram (it surpasses Snapchat in fall 2018).
  • 28% Adult Online in the U.S. use Instagram (and they have money to buy stuff).

Instagram marketplace has been adding features to enhance the shopping experience:

  • product stickers in Stories
  • product tags in Feed
  • shopping destination on the Explore page

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According to Instagram, they now have “130 million Instagrammers tapping to reveal product tags in shopping posts each month.”

New Instagram shopping: Checkout

People on Instagram have loved to shop. If your audience is e-commerce savvy, dont miss out offering your products on Instagram marketplace.

Instagram is a place to experience the pleasure of shopping versus the chore of buying. Instagram build everything with this in mind, take the advantage and offer your products/services on Instagram.

As you may already know Instagram has introduced a number of updates in last year including product tags in Feed, product stickers in Stories and a shopping destination in Explore.

Checkout enhances the shopping experience by making the purchase simple, convenient and secure. People no longer have to navigate to the browser when they want to buy. And with their protected payment information in one place, they can shop their favorite brands without needing to log in and enter their information multiple times.

In the US people will be able to checkout with Adidas, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Balmain, Burberry, ColourPop, Dior, Huda Beauty, H&M, Kith, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Mr. Porter, NARS, Net-a-Porter, Nike, NYX Cosmetics, Oscar de la Renta, Outdoor Voices, Ouai Hair, Prada, Revolve, Uniqlo, Warby Parker and Zara.

Checkout is just one part of Instagram long-term investment in shopping. People will be able to pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Paypal.

People may be able to pay with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal. For brands, access to checkout will be limited during this closed beta. And businesses are able to integrate directly or work with partners including Shopify, BigCommerce, ChannelAdvisor, CommerceHub, and more in the future. Payments will be processed in partnership with PayPal.

To let Instagram know if your business is interested in checkout on Instagram, visit this link.