Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms. Unlike other social communities, Instagram users rely on the use of videos and images to pass their messages across. As such, marketers and digital marketers use the app to sell their goods. From household products to fashionable items, there are hardly any products you won't find on Instagram.
Shoes fall under the categories of common products sold on Instagram. However, you are also likely to fall for scammers lurking around, pay more than is required for goods, or choose the wrong size, especially for shoes. Luckily for you, we have a few tips to help you avoid these problems when shopping for shoes.
1. Confirm from search engines
Let's assume you see a lovely pair of shoes you would like to own, don't pay right away. Check the name of the shoes and use the word on search engines. It will bring out the shoes from other stores with their price. You can also tell if you are buying a fake pair or not.
2. Confirm from other Instagram sellers
Like physical stores, many Instagram sellers often sell the same products. So, you can check their pages for similar products. One simple way is to use the product's name hashtag, and it will bring all pages selling the same shoes.
3. Ensure you have the right size
Shoe sizes vary from one brand to another. For instance, UK and US sizes are often close. For a Uk size 6, the EU equivalent is size 39. If you often deal with China shoes, you will know their sizes are generally smaller than usual. So, when shopping on Instagram, you should convert the sizes based on your existing shoe sizes.
4. Ensure the bank account name correlates with the page's name
Before you pay, ensure the name on the bank account is the same name on the Instagram page. This measure will help you avoid paying into a fraudulent account. Meanwhile, there are legit pages that don't have a corporate account but check the comment section of all their posts and their followers. If you can't find people's comments or the page has a lot followers and few likes and comments, don't pay.
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