Practical Ecommerce

13 Instagram Tools for Businesses

Instagram is a platform to share quirky moments and inspirational experiences. With 300 million monthly users, it’s also a place for businesses to develop and post engaging content, monitor posts and campaigns, and analyze their engagement with an expanding audience.

Here is a list of tools to help businesses establish, manage, and grow their presence on Instagram. There are tools to create and schedule posts, manage relationships, run promotions, display content, and analyze engagements. Several of these tools are free.

For a list of tools to sell on Instagram, read “7 Tools to Sell Products on Instagram.”

ScheduGram

ScheduGram.

ScheduGram.

ScheduGram is a tool to manage Instagram accounts. Upload and schedule multiple images to post later to multiple accounts. Let multiple users log into your ScheduGram account, schedule posts for your accounts, and see who has scheduled what. ScheduGram provides direct integration with Canva to design images. Price: Starts at $5 per week.

Tagboard

Tagboard.

Tagboard.

Tagboard is a tool to experience content from social networks. Each tagboard is a collection of social media posts that share a common hashtag. Tagboards can be embedded on websites, integrated in to mobile apps, and shown on displays. Viewers can favorite, retweet, reply, comment, and like — right from your tagboard. Price: Basic is free. Contact on pricing.

Iconosquare

Iconosquare.

Iconosquare.

Iconosquare is a tool to manage and promote your Instagram account. Manage your community, and analyze activity and follower growth. Promote your account across other social networks with feed tabs or photo widgets. Engage your community with photo contests. Set up, promote, moderate, monitor, and publish results of an Instagram contest all within Iconosquare. Price: Contact on pricing.

Crowdfire

Crowdfire.

Crowdfire.

Crowdfire is a tool to manage your relationships on Instagram and Twitter. Find inactive users and unfollowers, and locate relevant users to follow. Keep track of how your social media updates affect your follower/unfollowers states. Check the relationship between any two Twitter/Instagram accounts. Price: Free.

TakeOff

TakeOff.

TakeOff.

TakeOff is an app from Crowdfire to schedule Instagram posts. Automatically schedule posts for times when they’ll be seen by most of your followers. TakeOff analyzes your captions to suggest relevant, high discovery hashtags. Add clients or team members who help you review or create content for Instagram. Price: Free.

INK361

Ink361.

Ink361.

INK361 is a web app to manage your Instagram account. Create albums, discover new contacts, sort who you follow into Circles, and set up alerts for new posts. Get a clear overview of your Instagram stats to keep track of your social impact over time. Embed an Instagram Gallery on your website or blog. Using the INK361 Facebook Instagram App, view your Instagram images on Facebook or share them on your Facebook page. Price: Free.

Repost

Repost.

Repost.

Repost is an app to repost photos and videos on Instagram, while giving the credit to the original poster. Pro upgrade lets you manage multiple Instagram accounts. Price: Free. Pro is $4.99.

Piqora

Piqora.

Piqora.

Piqora is a visual marketing platform for Instagram and Pinterest. Piqora provides recommendations for images to publish, and enables your entire team to collaborate on a calendar. Launch a promotion and track results. Put the best user generated content from Instagram on your website as a branded gallery. Price: Contact on pricing.

Tapshop

Tapshop.

Tapshop.

Tapshop from Piqora helps to get your Instagram fans shopping. Your audience will find a custom page of products they’ve liked and get an email with links directly to your product pages, as you collect email addresses. Measure the likes, clicks, orders, and revenue generated by your Tapshop page from within your Piqora Publishing Dashboard. Price: Contact for pricing.

Offerpop

Offerpop.

Offerpop.

Offerpop helps you run interactive promotions and utilize user-generated content. Create sweepstakes and sampling programs. Reward loyal customers with exclusive offers and content. Track performance and export data to email and CRM systems. Display branded content, offers, and ads within user-generated-content feeds to create shop-able content galleries. Price: Contact on pricing.

Collec.to

Collecto.

Collecto.

Collecto is a web platform to manage your Instagram presence. Organize images into albums, get stats on your account, utilize the enhanced browsing feature, and syndicate your content with RSS feeds. For brands, it offers tools to run effective contests and get accurate statistics. Price: Basic is free. 8.99€ per year. Brand is 169€ per year.

SnapWidget

SnapWidget.

SnapWidget.

SnapWidget allows you to easily embed a photo gallery in a website or blog. Display an Instagram photo gallery for a specific username or a hashtag on your blog or website. Price: Free.

Instagram for Business

Instagram Business.

Instagram for Business.

Instagram for Business is one of the best places for businesses to find tools to grow their brands. Visit the Instagram for Business blog for tips, brand spotlights, API examples, and news from Instagram HG. Instagram is rolling out a new suite of business tools, including account insights, ad insights, and ad staging. Price: Free.

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Comments ( 12 )

  1. Sonam Gupta April 6, 2015 Reply

    Hello,
    Before your post I really didn’t know about instagram.In this post you shared useful tools like tapshop,iconosquare etc.I will try it for my own businesses.

    Keep up your great work!

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  2. Kaaryn April 6, 2015 Reply

    Thanks! Instagram has been a great addition to nonprofit social media efforts with high levels of engagement, but hadn’t known about the tools available to enhance efforts as with other networks until now.

  3. Brad Patel April 18, 2015 Reply

    i was truly not aware of all the different options available for business prior to reading your post . I have a lot work to do and will try some of the tools you mentioned . Thank you

  4. Samantha Grain April 30, 2015 Reply

    I see your crowdfire and raise you fast-unfollow.com. It’s a simple app to unfollow users not following you. Yes i know some of you may consider such behavior crappy, but when you’re trying to grow your own engaged community it can be vital to be able to quickly unfollow a large amount of people in a short amount of time – 5k per day in this case. Just a day and you’re ready to explore further! If combined with other apps for statistics or/and scheduling fast-unfollow becomes a very powerful tool for a skilled user.

  5. Jack May 6, 2015 Reply

    Onlypult.com allows you to upload pictures from your computer, schedule Instagram posts, work with up to 20 accounts simultaneously without having to log in and out all the time, automatically add hashtags, and name location. Onlypult also gives you Instagram analytics, including follower growth charts, location of followers, number of likes and comments, most effective posting time, and popular hashtags for your account.

  6. G. Can May 31, 2015 Reply

    Such a great lists. thanks

  7. Sneha July 25, 2015 Reply

    Hi!
    Awesome list :)
    Thanks for mentioning TakeOff app here. Just wanted to let you know that we are called Publish app now. It’ll be great if you could edit it.
    Thanks!

  8. TwirlyGirl September 11, 2015 Reply

    I confess that we’re late to the Instagram game. But this list will help us catch up. Thanks so much!

  9. Peter December 7, 2015 Reply

    Hello, great content!

    I have sugest an other tool, is a Machinegram, https://en-us.machinegram.com

    For schedule or Automation process. ;)

  10. Punit January 22, 2016 Reply

    Hello Sig, Thanks for this article.
    Now Instagram app lets you manage multiple accounts simltaneously.

    Instagram adds New Feature

  11. Thomas Rep March 4, 2016 Reply

    Another tool is Lefty (lefty.io) – source Instagram content for your blog, social posts and editorials. Lefty is a marketplace to find and use Instagram photos. Best and only Instagram search engine in the market

  12. Tweet Binder April 15, 2016 Reply

    Great post Sig! You also include or discover our Tool: Tweet Binder. We offer complete and visually atractive reports for Instagram hashtags bit.ly/TBInstagramReports

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