Soldsie is now integrated with Shopify, which has proven hugely successful for our stores. Shopify’s e-commerce software makes it easy for businesses to sell online and offline, allowing merchants to set up stores that keep track of inventory, sales, and customers.
Soldsie’s integration with Shopify increases revenue for Shopify businesses in three ways:
- Monetizing their Instagram
- Increasing website traffic by referring new customers from Instagram
- Surfacing new email leads for future marketing purposes
Driving New Customers to the Website: Upper Playground
Upper Playground, a San Francisco based company, sells stylish street wear and other cool house goods. Upper Playground has taken advantage of new customers to their website by prompting Instagram customers to register for Soldsie directly on their website. In order to purchase @upperplayground’s items, customers are prompted to sign up for Instagram buying through a personalized link.
Breakfast T-Shirt by Usugrow Classic Fit, 5.5oz 100% Cotton Men’s T-Shirt in Athletic Gray. Available in S-M-L-XL-XXL. Price: $26.00 To purchase comment SOLD + SIZE and click –> @upperplayground then register with the link if this is your first time commenting to purchase. @usugrow #breakfast #shinganist
When customers go to this link, they see a pop up that prompts them to enter their Instagram username and email for all future Instagram purchases.
No sign up? No big deal! This is a win-win situation for Upper Playground, allowing the brand to capture customers who will make purchases directly through their site regardless of signing up for Soldsie. The goal of the link is to drive new leads to the business’s website, and that’s exactly what Soldsie has done for Upper Playground in addition to monetizing their Instagram.
Monetizing Instagram: Dapper Time
Dapper Time, whose tagline is “Fine Timepieces for a Fraction of the Price,” sells affordable men’s watches along with footwear and other products. They have an Instagram account (@dappertime) with 189,000 followers, all of whom are potential customers.
By signing up with Soldsie, Dapper Time has allowed followers to comment “sold” on Instagram posts to purchase items straight from social media. Soldsie’s integration with Shopify has turned Instagram followers into customers and Instagram into a quantifiable revenue source for the brand.
Congratulations @ebmadarnoc, this is great shot of our bestselling #DTdreamcatcher. You are today’s #DapperGiveaway winner! As a prize you will get one of our watches. Want to win our product? Post a #DapperTime tagged photo of our wristwatches with their model name, and you might be the next #dapperwinner. Don’t have one yet? To purchase the watch from the photo, comment “Sold” + your email (EX: “sold firstname.lastname@example.org”). Within minutes you will receive an email with a link to the checkout. Please pay within 24h to purchase the item. Price: $67.00 Movement: Automatic Self-Wind Type #contests #giveaways #win #dapper #fashion #watches A photo posted by DapperTime (@dappertime) on
Squarebar sells protein bars that are gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, organic, Non-GMO, and made of plant-based proteins. In order to purchase products off @squarebars posts, customers have to comment Sold and supply their email address in order to receive a confirmation email that will complete their check-out process.
This email confirmation gives Squarebar the opportunity to collect emails from Instagram followers who may not have purchased with the company before and connect with their fans. Squarebar can use email to educate their fans on latest products, healthy eating, and exclusive promotions. This lead gen increases the brand’s reach beyond Instagram to email which can bring the brand closer to their fans and open up a new channel of communication with their customers.
We are celebrating Soldsie’s integration with Shopify because we are helping our clients grow their businesses. This integration has allowed these three clients, amongst many others, to achieve success by selling on Instagram and we are geared to help as many as we can moving forward!