We are excited to announce that BigCommerce has teamed up with Facebook to make checkout on Instagram available for US merchants! Checkout makes it easy and secure for people to buy the products they discover on Instagram.
Prior to this release, a customer would be taken out of Instagram to your Ecommerce site to complete a purchase. This is not a seamless experience for the customer and increases the likelihood that they will drop off before your site opens. Now, customers can make purchases directly on Instagram, creating more upside for you – and a better experience for them.
Checkout on Instagram Benefits:
Enables you to meet customers where they already are: Shoppers on Instagram love to connect with brands that inspire them, with more than 130 million people interacting with shopping posts each month. Checkout brings your products closer to shoppers without leaving the app.
Provides a simple and secure path to purchase: Checkout enhances the shopping experience by making it easier, more convenient, and safer to buy. Shoppers will be able to place orders directly on Instagram, and payment credentials are securely saved in the app for future purchases.
Helps you reach new audiences in authentic ways: Share shopping posts on Explore, where 200 million accounts visit daily. This helps people discover your brand, even if they aren’t your followers today.
As a select partner, BigCommerce is excited to give their merchants the opportunity to be among the first to test out this new feature and to simplify the path to purchase for their customers.