In order to succeed in the print on demand industry, you’ll need to come up with not only visually appealing designs, but also innovative tactics to promote them. More and more people are utilising social media to learn about new things, therefore it’s crucial to have a strong online presence for your brand using platforms like Instagram and Instagram Shopping.
The good news is that posting pictures of oneself or food with artistic effects has become optional on this social media platform. Instagram’s ever-growing features have made it a potent tool for increasing brand exposure and website visits/purchases. Here, I’ll show you how to use it to its full potential, so your consumers have a fantastic buying experience.
What’s the Point of Selling on Instagram?
If you’re on the fence about trying Instagram Shopping, here are a few benefits to consider.
Over a Billion People Are Within Your Reach
Marketers using Instagram can potentially reach 1.31 billion users as of February of this year. Of course, if you’re a startup or a small company, that sum probably appears impossible to reach. Instagram may not be the best fit for your business, but there are thousands, if not millions, of users who could be potential customers.
You can shop on Instagram without spending a dime. In Order to Begin
Creating an Instagram account for your company is free of charge. And if you can build your audience naturally, it might be the least expensive platform for increasing not just your brand’s visibility but also your sales.
We’ll discuss paid advertisements later on, but for now, just know that they’re a possibility.
Aesthetics Are Everything
Instagram is, as we all know, a very visual app. Therefore, businesses that offer their products via print on demand and rely on “aesthetics” or attractive designs will find it to be the ideal social media platform.
Discover the Instagram Market
Let’s get acquainted with Instagram Shopping and discuss its potential business applications.
With Instagram Shopping, your audience can buy the items they see in your posts and IG Stories without ever leaving the app. Customers will have a better shopping experience and more fully understand what they are purchasing thanks to this feature.
Personal Instagram Store
The product catalogue from your online shop may be easily imported into the Instagram Shopping app. Your followers may see what you offer, how much it costs, and any other pertinent details once you’ve set up your IG Shop and added a tab to your Instagram profile.
Shoppable Posts By adding Product Tags to your Instagram photos, your followers can view additional information about the products displayed there. The name, price, and description of the item will appear in a pop-up window as soon as they tap on the tag.
How to Make More Sales using Instagram?
You undoubtedly have a number of plans for using Instagram to promote and sell your goods at this point.
Create a Unique Identity for Your Product
Your store’s Instagram page needs a distinct voice, just like our own personal accounts. People are more inclined to remember and interact with a brand with which they feel an emotional connection.
You should spend some time considering the tone and style of your page. Doing so will help you generate content ideas that are in keeping with your brand and will appeal to your demographic.
Learn Your Audience
You can monitor your page’s progress with the aid of the platform’s built-in analytics and insights tool. More significantly, it can reveal insightful data about your audience, such their age, gender, and hobbies.
This information can be invaluable when deciding what types of posts to make and what items to promote. So, check in on this periodically to make sure you’re adapting your tactics as needed.
Make Use of Useful Hashtags
You need to employ careful hashtagging tactics if you hope to increase your organic exposure. Find trending, relevant hashtags to use in your posts and expose them to a wider audience. To further promote user-generated content, you can even make your own customised hashtag.
Be interesting when you post
Don’t just throw up some photos of your wares and call it a day. Instead, put forth the effort to create interesting, useful content that will motivate your audience to take some sort of action. Keep in mind that your target audience isn’t merely browsing online but could perhaps be interested in your products.
You can also share information that isn’t promotional in nature but is nonetheless relevant to your field. Create outfit mood boards, back-to-school study suggestions, or monthly study playlists if you’re selling clothing and canvas tote bags to college students.
Get Involved With Your Audience
It’s not enough to just create interesting material; you need to interact with your audience as well. Make people feel like they’re connecting with a person and not just a faceless account by responding to their comments, reposting their mentions of your page, and reading and reacting to their direct messages.
Images with Beauty are a Must
Instagram being Instagram, it stands to reason that aesthetics will be prioritised. Take care to use only high-quality, on-brand images. Use Instagram’s different editing options to put your own unique spin on your posts and stand out from the crowd.
If you want to really impress your Instagram followers, you should use high-quality professional photos and videos. Investing in a photographer for a day or two may do wonders for your feed, and the resulting images can be repurposed for other marketing purposes.