Make a successful flash sale on Instagram! The hottest examples and instructions



People will buy from you if they fear they might miss out on a benefit if they don’t. We can achieve this by limiting the time flash promotion. It’s best not to make the promotion period over one month.

Users should understand that they are in luck now. But in a week or a couple of days, the promotion will end, and they may miss their chance.

“Discount 25 percent. Only until the end of the month. “There are 8 days left until the end of the promotion.”

Countdown timers on websites work effectively. By placing one on the page, you can increase the conversions by 2-3 times.

Publish information about the promotion as noticeably as possible. Make an enormous banner on the profile, and make a separate Highlights section “Promotions.”

And be sure to place information about the promotion on the post and the latest Stories that you published. This is often forgotten. But when a user enters the profile from a search or through an advertisement, it may turn out that he will study the information and leave the profile if there is no information there about the promotion.


Prepare a very attractive offer.

The longer the period during which customers did not buy, the more interesting it should be. So those people, figuratively speaking, would almost tear their hair out if they let it go. It can be a substantial discount, or a set of products at a bargain price, or a bonus – in each case you need to decide individually.

Determine the period for action.

Without a clearly defined deadline, you could eventually waste all our efforts. If there is an opportunity to postpone the decision “for later,” most consumers will do exactly that.

The duration of the promotion depends on what jewellery you are selling. The main principle of the deadline is that the shorter it is, the more effective it is. If the piece of jewellery or the watch is expensive, most likely to make the period a bit longer so that finance is less of an issue.

On average, when selling goods offline, it is enough to allocate 2-5 days. When selling online, 2-3 days work for ordinary jewellery, but for higher priced tag ones allow 5-15 days. For the Instagram flash sale, 2-24 hours is ok.

Create a dedicated post and Highlights section.

Now, this step is not optional. It’s better to have it than not have it. It contains all the details of the promotion and the ability to make a purchase online or just leave a request. And people are not looking for any information – there is just in their eyes. After the promotion ends – just archive it.

The presence of a countdown until the end of the promotion and a counter for the number of remaining pieces further encourages potential customers not to wait until the last minute, but to act immediately.

Make a follow-up.

Two to three days after the first one, send out a second message reminding them that the special promotion, which it would be better not to miss, is coming to an end soon. It goes without saying, those who have already reacted to it and bought it should not receive the second message: their addresses must be removed from the list.

Get the results and analyze them.

Summing up the results of the action is also a rather important stage. It is necessary to take note of the various rough patches and imperfections that arose during its implementation, so as not to repeat them next time. Analyze what you did well, what could be improved, and what could be done differently in your Instagram flash sale.

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