The news is not entirely new, but it’s now a lot easier and it’s making us squee, so get your card ready, because you can now buy stuff on Pinterest.
The first time the concept was introduced was back in June, when our beloved Pinterest added buy buttons to some hand-picked pins. It made our insides melt to know we could now actually buy all those beautiful things we saw on people’s boards, but now it’s even easier.
One improvement Pinterest already made is the fact that the option, buyable pins, has been made available for Android, which means you can now shop directly on your phone, from Pinterest. Just imagine that! This definitely has to be a girl’s dream come true, right there!
Apart from that, another feature that’s going to make it easier for us to buy is the “Pinterest Shop”. Since they first announced the option will be available in June and until now, buyable pins could’ve been found here and there, on a selection of items. However, Pinterest has now organized a special buying zone, kind of like a store inside Pinterest, made completely out of buyable pins.
It will comprise two parts: one section where you can find pins and goods proposed by Pinterest, which will hold trend clothes, jewelry and home products and the second section where independent retailers can create an account or a shop and sell their goods. You don’t have to worry, because everything is safe. All the independent people with shops on Pinterest have gone through reviews and approvals.
The shop will be available on iOS in the beginning as well, additional to Android, but not on web. This is due to the fact that 80 per cent of Pinterest’s users come on a mobile device, so it was only natural for them to focus on mobile apps for now. But it will come in a web version as well, so don’t worry, you’ll be able to shop at the office, while you’re pretending to be working.
Pinterest turning into a shop is such a natural idea, that we cannot believe we didn’t have it all along. After all, Pinterest is kind of like an enchanted market where you find all the cool, trendy and hip stuff you would definitely like to own, all rolled up into one huge board. You don’t have to go through hundreds of different websites and pages to find a decent pair of leggings, you just log on to Pinterest, scroll, scroll, scroll, and there they are. And now you can buy them! So let the spending begin!
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