As promised I finally got around to writing this post for ya'll. I shared how I like to sell so I can buy a couple posts ago and how I sell my kids clothes on instagram. I have been selling on IG for a year now and although I'm NO expert I'd like to share a few tips for those of you who are thinking about opening up an IG shop. Let's get started!
ONE// WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Of course you will need an instagram account to sell. I suggest you create a separate account from your personal one to sell that way your followers who aren't interested won't unfollow you and you won't be cluttering their their feed. Think of a name you would like for your shop and go ahead and create the account. You will also need the following:
I STRONGLY recommend this because it is WAY cheaper to ship using paypal/usps rather than going to the post office. I purchased my scale on Amazon, it was about $17 and it's been very handy. You can find the scale I purchased here.
These mailers are perfect because they're lightweight and durable, I bought these on Ebay. I like 10x13 because they can be folded down for smaller items. Anything that is too heave or over 13oz I usually ship priority and use flat rate boxes.
Again shipping using paypal is much cheaper and more convenient. You will need a printer to print your labels.
This one is obvious since I've been mentioning it but I thought I would add it on the list just in case. You will NEED a paypal account in order to sell on IG.