Seattle – Nordstrom Inc. is making it easier for its customers to shop on Instagram. The retailer has become the first company to launch the Like2Buy platform, which is designed to enable a more seamless shopping experience for customers on Instagram. Like2Buy allows Nordstrom.com customers to directly purchase items featured on the retailer’s Instagram page.
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Here's how it works: When a customer sees a photo posted on Nordstrom's Instagram feed that they're interested in purchasing or learning more about, they simply click on the Nordstrom profile name and then click the link on the Nordstrom profile page. Next, they will see a gallery of all the featured products and can select an item and go directly to Nordstrom.com to complete their purchase. Customers can also use the "My Likes" function in the gallery to curate items they love for future inspiration or to purchase at another time.
The retailer is partnering with visual marketing and analytics firm Curalate on the platform, which is set to launch on Target's Instagram page in the next few days.
"We continue to hear from many of our customers that they want speed and convenience incorporated into all the places they shop – including our social platforms," said Bryan Galipeau, social media director at Nordstrom. "We connect with more than 500,000 customers on Instagram by posting items we hope they find inspirational, beautiful and fun. Like2Buy enhances the experience for customers who want to take the next step and learn more about the great fashion we're featuring, to make a purchase or save items for another time."