San Francisco, California—Pinterest price drop alerts have rolled out onto the image pinboard social network, essentially transforming the site into a true e-commerce player. The price drop alert notifies users that the sticker price of a pinned item has been lowered.
These price drop alerts are part of the expanded features in pinning items. Back in May of this year, Pinterest, began allowing its users to enter more detailed information about images they put on their boards. The feature, called “Rich Pins” include the ability to detailed information about a product, like the original publisher, product information, or ingredient lists for recipes.
Receiving Pinterest Price Drop Notifications
Though users could repin these details about images they found on the social network, any product updates were not included, such as price monitoring. But now, the image sharing site has included e-mail notifications, which go out to registered users.
Pinterest price drop notifications are being rolled-out site wide, and active users won’t have to change any of their account settings to receive the email notices. Users also won’t have to worry about being spammed by the online pinboard as the price drop alerts will be included in aggregated, summarized emails.
Pinterest Becoming More Consumer-Centric
The social image sharing network has long been a resource for sharing ideas such as crafts, recipes, and the like. But now, it will be even a more valuable resource to consumers with the price drop notifications. Consumers will be able to find better deals on materials and ingredients. Fashions will also benefit as users find more deals on the clothing they most like.
Pinterest price drop alerts will surely become a traffic generator for the social network, which will in turn, attract more brands to advertise on the site. Currently Pinterest has over 70 million users, so there’s little doubt it’s a medium companies will find worth exploring.