Instagram Shopping is a boon to those in the e-commerce space. Getting started on the platform is easy enough, but you could end up having your application denied if you don’t go about creating your application the right way. If your Instagram Shopping account has been rejected in the past, you can reapply. You would lose your existing promotion insights and content in the process, but that’s a small price to pay to get approved.
Here’s how to reapply for Instagram Shopping in nine steps:
1. Start afresh
Disconnect your existing Instagram account from Business Manager and Facebook page.
At the same time, disconnect your existing Instagram account profile from your Facebook account. Go to the Settings tab on the Facebook page and click on ‘Instagram.’
2. Switch back to an Instagram personal account
Switch back from a business account to an Instagram personal account. When you do this, you reset your account and undo everything that you had done in the past. So, any mistakes are automatically erased.
Disconnect your Instagram account from Business Manager as well.
3. Use the shopping template on our Facebook page
Rather than setting your FB page to a regular business page, use the shopping template that helps you get approval for product tagging on Instagram.
4. Switch to an Instagram Business Account
Switch back to an Instagram business account after a few days. At this point, do not connect your Facebook account with your Instagram account.
5. Create a product catalog
Open Business Manager. From there, create a product catalog manually to avoid diagnostic issues and ensure your application is approved.
6. Setup Commerce Manager
To get your Facebook shop working, set up Commerce Manager in Facebook Business Manager.
7. Connect your catalog and FB Shop
Go back to your catalog in Business Manager and connect your Facebook Catalog to your Facebook Shop.
8. Add the Shop Now button
Open the Facebook page and add a button for shopping to your Facebook business page.
9. Reconnect your Facebook and Instagram accounts
Finally, reconnect the Facebook page and Instagram business account through Facebook.
If, after following these steps, your application is still not approved for Instagram Shopping, we suggest you contact Facebook customer support directly for assistance, as Instagram sometimes might not reset correctly.