From Social Media Retail Stores to Hashtag-Based Search Engines

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 7, 2014
Instagram is a place where tons of photos are uploaded, shared and seen by lots of people, so why not take advantage of it as a place to locate items for sale and shop Instagram?

Since Instagram is highly photo-oriented, as a seller, this is a great way to show off your wares. Apps like 'Keep' and 'Paytagz' are a perfect way to tap into a market of interested buyers. 'Hashbag' is another great app, which makes it as simple as uploading a hashtag with the #forsale tag to indicate an item for sale. As Hashbag notes, there are millions of photos that are uploaded with the "for sale" hashtag and its service is a great way to round up all these items and form a collection of purchasable goods.