Back in 2010, when the first photo was posted on Instagram, it was difficult to predict the growing popularity of this platform. Today, its community has over one billion monthly active users and 90% of them follow at least one business in-app. What’s more, 70% of Instagrammers use this platform for product discovery, so it has great sales potential for eCommerce businesses.
Doubtless, Instagram has evolved from a photo-sharing app to a powerful marketing tool and it is now one of the most popular social media platforms. With 25 million businesses who show off and promote their products in-app, it’s no wonder that businesses seek out new creative ways to hook the attention of their target audience and sell products. As a result, popular eCommerce businesses make the most out of its short-lived content feature, Instagram Stories, to create a sense of urgency and therefore generate more sales.