I can only assume that changes that Facebook made for small businesses during Covid lave led to this; because after over a year of trying to get it to work I can finally sell items through Instagram. Admittedly the products take you to this site and then either on to Etsy or a link to e-mail me for a Payment Link but still, it's cheaper than a monthly payment for an e-commerce option.
What's a payment Link I hear you ask. Well, a Payment Link is something that I will send to you via SMS, Whatsapp or email. It offers a great alternative payment method when you can’t pay face-to-face. Once I have sent the link you can enter your card details on your phone, tablet or computer. None of your information is stored and as soon as payment is sent the link is deactivated.