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Pinterest unveils new 'Product Pins' shopping feature

By Huw Hughes

Oct 22, 2018

Retail

Pinterest has become the latest social media platform to focus on e-commerce with its newest Product Pins feature. The social discovery platform has long been used as a space for fashion inspiration, and this latest feature aims to make the process even easier for its users.

The feature offers shopping recommendations based on a mix of the user's personal taste and latest trends. After clicking on the suggested items the user is shown similar styles and product pages. The update is the latest step by Pinterest into e-commerce.

Commenting on the feature in a company blog post, head of shopping products, Tim Weingarten, said: “Today we’re making hundreds of millions of Pins shoppable with up-to-date pricing and stock information, with links that go directly to the checkout page on the retailer’s site where you can buy in a few clicks. Just look for the new shopping tag icon, and you'll know it's in stock. And, a new shopping recommendations section can now be found beneath Style and Home Pins so you can browse similar items across multiple brands.”

The Product Pins feature is currently only available in the US but is set to be available globally in the next few months.

Photo credit: Pinterest