Of Trials, Transitions and Transformations

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

Here we are, hoping that the road we have taken will make a difference, not only for ourselves, but for our wonderful users and supporters.

We have great news to share with all our friends. For those of you who have followed us closely, you have seen that we were able somehow to launch and manage two very exciting services to help anyone monetize Pinterest – Pintics and ShopInterest.co

Our recently launched eCommerce platform helps anyone create a fully featured online store out of any Pinterest board.  ShopInterest.co has generated a lot of interest amongst our users and many other Pinterest users who want to grab the tremendous opportunity of generating sales from their followers. Plus, we have received an investment to continue building ShopInterest.co

However, just like any young startup, we need to focus our scarce resources. Therefore, we have decided to continue building our eCommerce platform and will leave the Pinterest Analytics space for now. However, we have arranged for our Pintics users to go to Pinfluencer.com, as they will provide Pinterest Analytics services for our users. Pintics will remain available until Oct 31st, 2012.

We are also extremely happy to join Mexican.VC and the 500Startups family, and with their support, we plan to make ShopInterest.co the best eCommerce solution for anyone using Pinterest.  Stay Tuned for more updates!

Follow us on Twitter – https://twitter.com/shopinterest
Follow us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Shopinterest.co
Be a part of our ShopInterest Mall – http://pinterest.com/shopinterestbuy/

Working during Labor Day Weekend – Shopinterest.co almost ready!

Hi Dear Pinners!

Our Pintics ecommerce platform

I know we have been quiet lately, but for a good cause! As many of you told us, you wanted help to help you sell better with Pinterest, or even without it! So we have been working on launching our eCommerce platform. (Translation = A really cool looking online store you can make in minutes -with easy-to-use Pinterest integration!)

We will also be inviting all our Pintics friends to join us. So everyone gets a chance to experience a better solution to sell than ebay or easy, and leverages the amazing sales power of your Pinterest audience.

If you haven’t sign up yet to Pintics, you can learn more by going to shopinterest.co and sign up there!

Thanks for your support- lots of news going out soon.

Tune in July 12 – AngelHack National Demo Day

Howdy Pinners! Hope you all had a great Independence Day! There are tons of beautiful fireworks pins on Pinterest. Did you check them out?

In case you didn’t know, we were featured in TechCrunch!!! Yes, Shopinterest – the little product we developed over the weekend at AngelHack Summer 2012. Shortly after its debut, we’ve seen overwhelming amount of interests from people around the globe, to name a new:

“Ever wonder what would happen if Pinterest and Amazon had a baby? Well, it’d probably look a lot like Shopinterest, the newest project from the analytics company Pintics, a tracking service for analytics and data on the Pinterest site.” – from America

“Cojonudo Javier! mucha fuerza, lo vas a petar. Apoyos desde España, ya he firmado, followeado, compartido y de todo.” – from Spain

“핀터레스트 분석서비스 Pintics를만든 사람이 만든 Shopinterest. 핀터레스트의 핀보드를 순식간에 개인 쇼핑몰로 바꿔주는 서비스. 아직 런칭은 하지않은듯” – from Korea

“ShopInterest: Pinterest的电商黄金时代到来!” – from China (Shopinterest gets a lot of media coverage in China – one of the biggest e-commerce markets in the world. See here for a very encouraging and positive report by NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) – a leading Internet company in China.)

Not enough? We are heading to AngelHack National Demo Day on July 12th, as 1 of the 25 national finalists!!! So excited to meet other winning teams from Seattle, Silicon Valley, Boston and New York!

So, why do we think Shopinterest will be a game changer?

1) From buyer’s perspective, Shopinterest makes your wishes come true.

“I use Pinterest as a visual wish list of the products I’d love to buy if I had a little extra cash – everything from shoes to clothes to makeup to home decor – and I’ve bought a number of products after seeing them pop up on my Pinterest homepage. This is why I’m both intrigued and excited about a new program called Shopinterest that allows you to turn a Pinterest board into an online store.”

2) From seller’s perspective, Shopinterest lets you leverage Pinterest’s popularity to significantly increase traffic and sales. Need some real stats? Here you go ~~~

What is better than creating a product that can benefit both parties and is long-awaited in this era?

Btw, have you ever thought about gleaning insights from your traffic/sales data? Is it Shopinterest + Pintics? I would prefer to save it for another post. :)

Having Fun – At the AngelHack Hackathon launching shopinterest.co

Hi Pinners!

We are taking a break this weekend to do a fun Hackathon project. We love these things, so we are working on a fun e-commerce project related to Pinterest – shopinterest.co

What is Shopinterest? Make your Pinterest Store in Minutes! A fun way to sell using Pinterest – No website required.  Sign up at shopinterest.co

Here is our co-founder Francisco pitching the idea to the crowd – More Pictures soon!

 

Using Pinterest Beyond The Expected – Jeanne for Pinterest and Pintics!

We really hope our friend Jeanne gets at least a tweet from the Pinterest crew. and if she doesn’t, she does have a job with us!  I think her inventive way to using a great looking Pinterest board as a visual resume, and obviously, directed at Pinterest as a plea for work. All in all, brilliant execution. And a great way to do something new. We’ll do a follow-up with Jeanne’s permission on her account analytics. I bet we will find lots of fun facts!….. But we will have to wait a few more days folks, we’re still going through some issues, for more updates, stay tuned and our apologies! 

Pintics’ Demo takes part of the 1st Pinterest Meetup – Held at Ebay

Hi Pinners!!

It has been a couple of very busy weeks, we are working towards our next round of invites, hope for 500 more to come in the next 10 days and also improving our site, even perhaps a new look and feel and more features for your Pinterest analytics.

We also took part of the 1st Pinterest meetup, full of developers and interested parties, held at Ebay, graciously put together by Sudha Jamthe and Robert Schwentker.  There were a couple of demos, from the awesome guys at rumma.ge that have build a fantastic Pinterest-inspired Ebay UI with Pin buttons. Looks lovely. We also had the chance to Demo our web application and hear great things from Kent Brewster, a developer from Pinterest! (but that part is not on the video)

The video is below! Please Pin it!!

Hope you enjoy this and thanks again for your support. More invites coming soon!

Our demo starts around 7:50 minutes into the video. But watch it all . Is really cool.