Instagram Photo Images

If you are confident using photo editing software and would like to add a product image to marketing posts two and three, which are posted during the live market, please save the relevant post below for each day by choosing the image for the category that you are featured in and then drag and drop your product image onto the teal or mustard square. We ask that you only use these images if you are adding a photo.

Please don’t post these images before the live event!

Please don’t reveal your market exclusive code on social media as we are using the offer codes to help drive traffic to the market website for the benefit of all stallholders. Tell your followers to visit the market to get your exclusive offer!

Here’s an example of each of the completed product photo marketing images:

Post 2 images to add your own product photo – to be posted on the first day of the live market at 10am (or asap after)

Please use the text & hashtags below for your captions – you can add to this text if you wish:

Caption & Hashtags for Image 2: The @shopsmallloveindie online market is open! Visit the website www.shopsmallloveindie.co.uk to view the whole market with fantastic products and a market exclusive offer from every stallholder!

Every product featured in the market is designed or created by the stallholders so it’s a great chance to support independent, small businesses based in the UK!

Hashtags to use (please feel free to swap these out with hashtags relevant to your business/products but ideally use 30 for maximum exposure!):

#shopsmallloveindie #shopsmall #craftmarket #supportsmallbusiness #supportthemakers #designedbyme #shopsmalllove #virtualmarket #shoplocal #onlineshopping #shoponline #loveindependent #indiemaker #supportthemakers #buyunique #shopindependentuk #giftsuk #giftsforfriends #shopsmalluk #birthdaygifts #shoplocalonline #giftsforalloccasions #shopbritish #ourcreativeisle #shopindie #creativesmallbusiness #artisanmarket #supportlocalbusiness #supportsmall #shophappy

Post 3 images to add your own product photo – to be posted on the last day of the live market AM.

Please use the text & hashtags below for your captions – you can add to this text if you wish:

Caption & Hashtags for Image 3: The @shopsmallloveindie online market closes tonight (Saturday) at 10pm! Don’t miss out! Visit the website www.shopsmallloveindie.co.uk to view the whole market with gorgeous products and a market exclusive offer from every stallholder!

Browse for gifts, homeware, art, food, drink, clothing, accessories, jewellery, children’s, handmade, wellbeing and beauty products whilst supporting small, indie, UK businesses!

Hashtags to use (please feel free to swap these out with hashtags relevant to your business/products but ideally use 30 for maximum exposure!):

#shopsmallloveindie #shopsmall #shopsmallbiz #shopsmallandhappy #shopindependent #supportsmallbusiness #supportthemakers #onlinemarket #makersmovement #onlineshopping #shoponline #loveindependent #giftideasuk #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbizsatuk #smallbusinesssupporter #shopindieuk #createmakeshare #giftsforfriend #shopsmalluk #birthdaygift #giftideas #shopbritish #ourcreativeisle #campaignshopsmall #supportlocal #shoplocaluk #supportindependents #supportsmallbusinesses #shopsmallmovement

Important Information about promoting the market – please read this carefully.

It is an essential part of being a stallholder that everyone posts the three branded images on their grid. This ensures the market is easily recognisable and that it is being well promoted for the benefit of all stallholders. Please keep them on your grid until the market has closed. The images can be removed from your grid as soon as the market is finished if you wish.

If you are posting a multi-image post – please ensure the branded image is the first picture of the post.

Feel free to post anything else to promote the market and tag us in @shopsmallloveindie, including sneak peeks. You might want to add a countdown timer in Stories for the market.

We also kindly ask that you promote the market in Stories over the market weekend and tag in @shopsmallloveindie – feel free to share any of the promotional images that we post.

During the live market, it would be amazing if you have time to share a few other stallholders taking part in the market in your Stories to help each other as a community.

If you want extra exposure on social media

For post 1 – after you have posted to your grid, if you also share to Stories and manually tag us @shopsmallloveindie, we will reshare in our Stories to show our followers who is taking part in the market.

During the market – We reshare to Stories if you manually tag us @shopsmallloveindie in your Stories when you share your market product photos. Ideally, share individual market product images so we can reshare large images of your products to our followers in Stories.

If you are using the photo versions for posts 2 and 3, share these to Stories and manually tag us @shopsmallloveindie for a reshare.

We don’t reshare the non-photo versions of posts 2 and 3 marketing images during the market as we want our Stories to be full of your market products!

Unfortunately, we can’t reshare videos or reels.