Instagram shopping is an avenue that’s not going away any time soon. As more people get glued to their phones, you must increase your audience interaction by becoming adept at social media.

There are multiple ways to sell on Instagram. Here are some of the ways on how you can do it with OSI Affiliate Software:

Promo Code Tracking

With this feature, you will be able to assign a unique promo code to any of your referral partners so that if they reference the code on Instagram and someone uses the code, not only will the customer get a discount but the referring affiliate will get credit for the referred sale.

To set this up with OSI Affiliate Software, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Create a promo code in your Shopping cart System

Step 2. From the Admin Dashboard, go to "Referral Programs".


Step 3. Under "Promotional Settings", click the button saying "Promo Code Tracking".

Step 4. In the following page, click "Add Promo Code Tracking".

Step 5. Type the Coupon Code that you created in your shopping cart, select the corresponding user and the referral program:

Step 6. Now that you have added the coupon code, you will need to make an update to the sales tracking code that you added to your order confirmation page. Before you update this code on the confirmation page, you will need to find out from your shopping cart provider, what is the variable name for the promo code and can that be referenced on the thank you page. If the provide this, you will need to add this to the section of your sales tracking code that is shown below:

/PromoCode:%%name of coupon variable%%

Step 7. Inform your affiliates that they can use the promo code that you just created on Instagram as shown below so that if anyone uses the code, they will get a discount and the affiliate will get credit for the referred sale.

Adding affiliate link to bio

Your affiliates can also put their affiliate link in their bio since this can't be done in a post. To do this, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Log in to your Instagram account and view your profile. Tap on Edit Profile.

Step 2. Paste your affiliate link in the space provided and tap on Done.

Add swipe-up links to your stories

There are requirements to meet before you can add swipe-up links to your Instagram Stories.

First must have an Instagram Business Account and have at least 10,000 followers.

Step 1. Choose your image, and select the link button at the top.

Step 2. Enter the affiliate link.


Watch as your stores will have a See More call to action button that will direct them to the affiliate link.