An Easy Way to Sell Art on Instagram

by Carolyn Edlund

There’s a lot of information out there on how to sell art on Instagram, with complex instructions. These two young developers simply created a super-easy way to do it.


Braydon Batungbacal and Spencer Costanzo

Braydon Batungbacal (left) and Spencer Costanzo co-founded Spreesy.


I recently found out about Spreesy, a new website launched about a month ago by Spencer Costanzo and Braydon Batungbacal that literally makes your Instagram posts shoppable in one step. What a smart concept! It takes about 5 minutes to get started.

Spreesy is super simple – all you need to do is post your art on Instagram, add a description, the quantity, a price, and Spreesy handles the rest. Your followers can purchase products from Spreesy-enabled Instagram posts by simply commenting with their email address. You can get started immediately selling as many pieces of your work as you like.


Necklace for sale on Spreesy


“Instagram is a visual network at its core, so it especially lends itself to handmade makers and artists. We love creative sellers, and we’ve worked hard to optimize Spreesy for them,” explains Batungbacal.

And the results? Several recent Spreesy users have actually made sales very quickly.

“Recently, a handmade seller with just 150 followers made three sales within their first day using Spreesy,” adds Costanzo. “On the same day, a larger seller made $1,800 from their first Spreesy-enabled post. We find that selling consistently hinges on how engaged your followers are, and that the actual number of followers doesn’t matter as much as you’d expect.”


Spreesy Instagram sales example


The best part is that Spreesy is completely free! Get more information and sign up right here.



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  1. TLynn Brentnall says

    I sell my art on Fine Art America. How would this work if I posted my art on Spressy, for my customers to pay?
    Would it be possible to direct traffic on Spreesy to Fine Art America.

    TLynn B

  2. I only have 333 followers so far, but from the sound of it who knows what can happen! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing Carolyn!
    Jen B.

  3. After a follower purchases my art, does spreesy ship it to them for me?

  4. In one of your example pics it shows a tab ‘pay with PayPal’. Will this direct my customer to PayPal for login in order to pay?

  5. This looks great! I just signed up. Thank you!

  6. Abayomi Ogunye says

    I am a Nigerian artist. How easy is it to market art from Nigeria on your platform and the target is the western market which unfortunately is lukewarm to Nigeria because of corruption?

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