Tag Archives: Pinterest

Do Social Media Enthusiasts Really Want “Buy” Buttons?

Social media sites are rapidly ramping up their use of “buy” buttons for visitors. With buy buttons, social media users can instantly be linked to a shopping site for an item. But, do people really want buy buttons? According to … Continue reading

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More Location Data Help Retailers at Pinterest

As we have noted before (for example, see 1, 2, 3), more retailers are now involved with Pinterest; and Pinterest has been adding new features to encourage use by retailers. Pinterest’s  most recent feature addition relates to location data:  “Since … Continue reading

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Pinterest Pins Becoming “Buyable”

Pinterest is more popular than ever, and just keeps on growing. Consider these statistics compiled by Craig Smith of DMR: 42 percent of all online U.S. adult women (and 13 percent of men) utilize Pinterest. In the U.S., as of … Continue reading

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Devising Better Pins for Pinterest

As more retailers utilize Pinterest, they need to understand what make excellent business pins. Take a look at “The Perfect Marketing Pins for Pinterest,” a slideshow from Nivida Web Solution.      

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Who’s Shopping Online This Holiday Season

PunchTab, an omnichannel loyalty and engagement platform, has done research on 2014 holiday shopping (involving more than 1,000 consumer surveys) and found some very interesting results. Click here to access the full report. Amy Gesenhues, reporting for Marketing Land,  summarizes some … Continue reading

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Advice for Retailers: How to Better Use Pinterest

As we know, Pinterest is a growing social media site that attracts a large audience, the vast majority of whom are women. According to Tim McMullen and Ryan Woolley, writing for Chief Marketer: “According to the National Retail Federation, consumers … Continue reading

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Amazon’s New Pinterest-Like Offerings

As we know, Amazon.com considers its mission to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.” Now, it wants to … Continue reading

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