Instagram has up its game by turning itself into an e-commerce business now by announcing that it is introducing a checkout feature for its mobile apps. With checkout, you can even save your payment data like card or net banking details to make purchases more quickly on Instagram. More than 20 brands (like Adidas, Nike, H&M, Dior, Prada, Zara and other big brands) are planning to test this feature.
The items which can be purchased will have a blue button saying “Checkout On Instagram” below them. Tap on it and you will be asked to provide your email id so that the vendor can complete your purchase. Next, you need to enter your shipping details and mode of payment and after reviewing your order you can place it.
Instagram expects that enabling this feature would help individuals to finish their purchases in the app and this is going to help the parent firm Facebook create a huge business.
For the time being, payment data saved with Facebook will be used only on Instagram. It’s pretty cool that Facebook is allowing you to use your FB credentials everywhere in its own family of apps. The organization is also working on another payment service involving block-chain and its messaging app WhatsApp. At the meantime, Facebook states it will not share any kind of payment data with other users or with retailers.
Instagram considers that shopping online represents a huge new business prospect. Additionally, it stated that 130 million people per month tap product tags in shopping posts.
Instagram stated that “Checkout is just one part of our long-term investment in shopping.” The firm also mentioned in an article that they were very excited to introduce even more ways for people to enjoy their shopping on Instagram this year.