Pinterest’s iOS-only collage tool, Shuffles, will now turn shoppable. Launched in November 2022, this collage-making app allows users to create, publish, and share visual content. Recently, Pinterest has announced its exploring methods to integrate Shuffles into it. Like regular pins, Shuffles will allow shopping.
The tool will enable users to tap individual cutouts used in collages and check the price, brand, and other relevant metadata. Most importantly, they will be able to buy similar products. Pinterest claims that Shuffles won’t work like conventional product exploration tools.
Shuffle: The Proposed Marketplace of Innovative Ideas
According to Pinterest, the new integration method is expected to fulfill gen Z’s interest in curating unique and relevant content with their peers. This way, Shuffle will turn into a marketplace of extraordinary and shoppable ideas.
The high-density attribute of Shuffle will include layers of product cutouts from various pins so that users can delve deeper and browse through other Shuffles with the same pins.
However, Pinterest is still scrutinizing consumer behavior and carrying out different beta testing to integrate Shuffles into Pinterest with shopping capabilities. The tool is accessible from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada. During its launch, Shuffle was a big hit with 2,11,000 iOS downloads.
However, the application and location-specific limitations somehow affected Shuffle’s popularity. By making the tool shopping capable, Pinterest is seemingly trying to regain its acceptability.
Pinterest’s New Takeover Feature
Besides updating Shuffle, Pinterest has also started tracking down a takeover feature for advertisers. Named “Pinterest Premier Spotlight,” this takeover feature will prominently showcase brands on search. Pinterest believes this new feature will help advertisers extend their reach and gain better responses.
According to the company’s statistics, Pinterest experiences 97% unbranded search.
This indicates that users hardly search for a brand with their name. Thus, brands could be explored as the platform takes the users through different decision-making stages, ranging from discovery and exploration to conversion.
The brand also plans to introduce more ways to help brands enhance their connections. Further, Pinterest has come up with some new numbers regarding its catalog offerings. Businesses can leverage this feature to upload their catalog to the platform, transforming their products into dynamic product pins.
Pinterest claims that the brand has witnessed a 66% surge in retailers setting up shop by uploading digital catalogs on the platform. In addition, the active shopping feeds have experienced a growth of hopping 70%.
The platform has been dedicated to pleasing users with an enhanced shopping experience. Besides, the platform strives to introduce shopping capability to all available pins, including videos.