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How to Sell Products Directly on Social Media Using Social Shopping

Updated: Nov 7, 2022


How to Sell Products Directly on Social Media Using Social Shopping
How to Sell Products Directly on Social Media Using Social Shopping

Since 2019, social shopping has grown. People demand convenient mobile purchasing. They want to buy immediately. They want to shop online.


What is social shopping? Why do I need it?

This article explains social shopping and why it should be part of your e-commerce strategy. We'll explain how your social shop operates on different platforms and offer sales recommendations.


What exactly is social shopping?

Social shopping is purchasing and selling on social networking. Social shopping allows transactions without leaving the app.


Why use social shopping?

Online purchasing is gaining in popularity. Demand brings opportunity.

Social commerce produced 724 billion USD in 2022, according to Statista. From 2022 to 2030, they estimate yearly growth of 30.8%. Thus, "revenues in this segment will reach $6.2 trillion."

Most companies have a piece. They've expanded their e-commerce operations to take advantage of online shoppers.


29% of global respondents in a 2021 survey bought anything on social media. That's a lot of lost sales if you don't use social media in your eCommerce plan.


How does social shopping function across platforms?

Depending on the platform, your social shops look different. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and TikTok: the basics.


Instagram Shopping

Instagram Shopping lets users social shop. People can buy things through photo and video posts.

Influencers and user-generated content can advertise your products. By allowing others to tag your products, you can enhance sales.


Actual social shopping is only for US businesses and creators. Currently, only US accounts can add in-app checkout to Instagram shops. Instagram Shops is available for companies worldwide.


Facebook Shopping

Facebook Shopping is Facebook's e-commerce feature. It enables social shopping by creators and corporations. Meta controls both Instagram Shopping and Meta Shopping, so it's no surprise.


How it works:

Easy Facebook shop setup. You can sell from a Facebook Page with a business account. You can edit and customize your Facebook shop from there.

To utilize Facebook Shops, you must be in a supported market and meet Facebook's commerce standards.


Pinterest Shopping

Pinterest is a shopping powerhouse. Visually-driven, product-first platform. Pinterest's organization and algorithm serve its fans. They report 80% more monthly sales than others.


Pinterest's numbers are astounding. Online sellers should use this software.


How it works:

Join the verified Merchant Program to start selling on Pinterest. Upload your products, set up Product Pins, and customize your shop.

Most merchants and customers can't use Pinterest's social buying. US-based merchants can use Pinterest. US purchasers can locate a blue Buy Button below a Pin. Pinterest sends you to the merchant's e-commerce site to complete purchases.


TikTok Shopping

TikTok Shop is the platform's e-commerce component. This function allows TikTok sales. #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt has 24 billion views and counting, so start selling on the app.


How it works:

If you meet TikTok's standards, you can open a shop. After that, you are optimizing and promoting your products is simple.



Run Your Business Social Shopping Today!



Helia Mohammadi

Social Media Specialist





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