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According to Gentry Alan, owner of Artefakt—an online retailer that sells art and other home goods online and via IG—Instagram helps bridge the gap between images you're inspired by and the actual end product, creating a more personalized shopping experience. "As a forward-thinking brand, Instagram has allowed us to create a contemporary way of shopping to match—emphasizing mobile-first design that's driven by imagery," says Alan. "We've built a seamless bridge between the images you see and like on Instagram, to the final product—so the end result is a more emotional, yet natural shopping experience."
Best For: Serial Insta-stalkers who find their dream couch...52 weeks back, but still want to know where it's from.
Click on the link in their bio, and it will bring you to a page that allows you to shop their products according to the Instagram post you saw them in. Genius!
New York-based Artefakt uses this fantastic system to sell everything from contemporary furniture to photography by local artists.