A Pinterest Buy Button is in the Works to Make Pinned Items Shoppable

By: Meghan Young - Feb 13, 2015
References: pinterest & theverge
It isn't uncommon to see comments on social media platforms about where to buy that cool top a fashion influencer is wearing or that throw a home decor lover has posted on Instagram; hence the reason for the rumor of a Pinterest buy button. It is in fact more than a rumor. The Pinterest buy button is currently being created with the intention of being launched within the next three to six months.

Turing the mobile visual discovery tool into a shopping powerhouse, the Pinterest buy button will reportedly handle transactions through payments company Stripe, a San Francisco-based startup that has similar deals in place with both Twitter and Facebook. The Verge notes, "interest's $5 billion valuation was largely predicated on the expectation that it would eventually add a [buy button], an addition that could the scrapbooking service to become an e-commerce monster to rival Amazon."