13 Instagram Apps to Increase Your E-Commerce Sales

We have already explained why your online store needs an Instagram account. Today, we’re going to tell you how to automate the work, gain popularity, and convert followers into customers with the help of free or cheap services.

In this post, you will find:

1. Apps for Content Creation

Nothing can jumpstart your Instagram sales like breathtaking visuals. “Breathtaking” includes two ingredients: quality pictures and a clean, consistent feed.


With hundreds of photo-editing apps for Instagram out there, it’s hard to stay chill. Filters, frames, effects, and stickers are so much fun. They can do magic, but if you go hard on them, your Instagram feed can look amateurish.

The VSCO app is a powerful Instagram app that stands out thanks to its smart cinematic filters. You can find a lot of filter presets on Pinterest based on the VSCO app settings. With them, you don’t have to learn a single thing about photo editing. Pick a becoming preset for your brand and stick to it at least until you learn more about Photoshop (which is not necessary with apps like VSCO).

VSCO filter preset
A “tropical” filter preset for VSCO found on Pinterest

The app works for both beginners and pros (the free version can be enough for both).

Get the VSCO app for iOS and Android.

Price: free with in-app purchases.

If you want to plan your grid and see how it would look before actually posting anything, use Later — it can do just that. We’ll have a closer look at it below.

Learn more here: How to Develop a Visual Theme for Your Instagram Business Profile

Word Swag

Do you want to design a fancy image for your giveaway? There are tools like Canva (desktop) to make stylish texts on your pictures, posters, flyers, or even YouTube thumbnails.

Word Swag ($4.99) is another app that has tons of cool fonts and layouts for your message to be noticed.

It even goes an extra mile and automatically turns any text you type into a fancy design. It’s a life-saver when you need to post something on the go.

The app is available for iOS.

Price: $4.99.


Upgrade your Instagram Stories with creative layouts, photo, video, collages, effects, and more using Unfold. All in the name of the swipe-ups!

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to make a cool photo + video collage for your Stories.

The app is available for iOS and Android.

Price: free with in-app purchases.


There’s little chance that you don’t know about Boomerang, but are you using it for your Instagram business profile?

This is a very quick way to create engaging content. Just one tap — and you get a video made out of 10 photos. The video is looped, which creates a hypnotizing or funny effect.

Get Boomerang for iOS and Android.

Price: free.


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