Today in the category of “Startups” – TagBox service that automatically adds all products in the account in Instagram the online website of the brand. Pass the microphone. My name is Fedor Konovalov, I am 29 years old.
My colleague — Sergey Martyanov, he is 24 years. We are developers and this is our first startup. TagBox is a service for creating an online store from a page in Instagram. Any work with code and complicated settings — the customer will receive the website immediately after registration.
With storefront, shopping cart and order form. All products are loaded from the account in Instagram. The owner need to put in the pictures the hashtag #tagbox, specify the name, description and price — and the product will automatically appear in the store.
Since Im a developer, friends often come to me with a request for the same content. “Do me a online store, youre a programmer”. Every time I spent a lot of time to work with CMS to create a small shop for a couple dozen products.
After another request came the idea to make a service with a low barrier to entry. To the person who do not familiar with web development, able to quickly understand and for a few minutes to run a full shop. We decided not to create a new interface and use one that people have long been accustomed, — Instagram.
Its the fastest growing social network, and it is actively used for business promotion. Besides, Instagram is now testing a new feature — adding link to the product page in the store. We thought it would go perfectly with our service. Buyers are looking photos, but if you like something, go to the website and order through the form.
They do not need to spend time talking with the Manager in private messages. We started doing Tagbox in August 2016. At the end of October launched the service, prepared the site and were given contextual advertising.
Now we have slightly more than 100 customers. Basically it is a small business. Small shops and handmade goods. During the development we faced with the same challenge to Instagram API can only connect services for photo processing and Analytics.
To obtain permission, we made a prototype with screencast and sent it to validation. Want to get the word out and to tell about your startup. Welcome to rostrum.