Being human is a lot about knowing how to pull the right strings under different circumstances. While this dynamic appears in many different forms, there is one disguise that sticks out rather comfortably. We are talking about all those situations where we have to choose our stance on a possible change. The options are simple, either we can embrace it or we can just hold our own, but it all becomes quite tricky once the consequences enter the picture. You see, if an individual ends up picking the wrong option, they cannot run away from its ripple effects. However, what we can do is create a bigger margin for error, and that’s exactly why technology was brought into the fold. Through the creation’s unmatched flexibility, we were able to explore things properly, therefore giving ourselves the best shot at making right decisions. Notably, it’s not to say that after technology’s arrival we stopped committing mistakes altogether in the said regard, except a larger wriggle room meant we could now use those errors to produce something positive. As this newfound adventurousness is largely why we have been to achieve so much over the recent past, we are still keeping it at the heart of everything, and Pinterest’s latest decision proves that big time.
Pinterest is officially ramping up the plans to bolster in-app shopping on its platform. According to the relevant reports, the feature which headlines this development is a checkout integration that enables you to complete all your transactions without leaving the app. While, at present, this feature is only available to selected Shopify merchants, it is slated for a nationwide launch in the upcoming months. Apart from that, Pinterest also announced a whole new segment called Your Shop. Touted as a “personal concierge”, Your Shop is basically out to personalize your shopping experience. It will take the user preferences and overall activity into account before suggesting them with suitable brands and creators.
“Since the pandemic began, we’re seeing more digitally savvy shoppers than ever before, as millions of people now expect virtual and mobile options to try before they buy, see personalized recommendations, and gather information as part of their decision-making process,” Jeremy King, senior vice president of engineering at Pinterest.
In case the other additions weren’t enough, Pinterest has further called upon an API for automating the laborious process of constantly uploading and updating the product catalogs. It’s clear that when the discussion is about e-commerce, Pinterest is really trying to give Instagram and Meta a run for their money. Both the social media giants already boast an established marketplace, so it remains to be seen how Pinterest continues picking away on their huge headstart.