If you’ve recently applied for Instagram Shopping, we’re here to walk you through some of the roadblocks you may have encountered. And uncover a few ways you can get that
By the end of this post, we’ll answer your top questions on how you can be approved for shopping on Instagram.
How Do I Get Approved for Shopping on Instagram?
The first step in ensuring you are approved for shopping on Instagram — make sure you have an
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The second step — your account needs to be registered as a business profile. Unfortunately, you will lose previous promotions, insights and data related to that account. If you’re ready to make the switch, check out how to create a business profile account.
How Long Does It Take Instagram to Approve Shopping?
Now that you’ve submitted your request, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks before you are approved. If you still are waiting for approval, consider reaching out to Facebook directly for an update.
As soon as your account is approved, you’ll receive a notification in your Instagram app that you can turn on the product tagging feature in your Instagram account. Once you’re approved, check out our instructions to get started.
Why Is My Instagram Not Approved for Shopping?
If your account was not approved for Instagram Shopping, try checking a few key details.
- Downloading the latest version of Instagram
- Setup a Business Profile (Personal Profiles will not be approved)
- Uploading product catalog via Facebook
- Actively selling physical goods (no services)
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What to Do If You Are Not Approved for Instagram? Can I Reapply?
If your account was not eligible for Instagram shopping, that doesn’t mean you can’t reapply. Because of the strict requirements, it may take several attempts.
A great next step if your account was not approved for Instagram Shopping — check out this troubleshooting
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