“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!
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.
OMG, we have been so busy getting everything ready that we are late to mention that we have teamed out with the wonderful folks from Emisare Marketing who put together Pinterest Madness! The most fun you can have during march madness! The Elite eight games are going on right now. So check the contest out HERE!
We are honored to be assisting the contest with the analytics they need to support their contest! This is what we Scott Williams, from Emisare Marketing said to the press:
“To process the volume of entries that NCAA Tournament excitement could generate, Emisare realized that they needed quick access to accurate participation metrics. “We knew we’d need an automated statistics system to run the competition,” notes Williams. “Searching for a service that provides accurate Pinterest analytics, we found Pintics, and asked them to partner with us.”
“As soon as we understood the promise of Pinterest, we realized that marketers would need reliable, high-quality metrics to make it work as a communications tool,” says Pintics Co-Founder Francisco Guerrero. “We’re here to help people understand and optimize all of their Pinterest traffic, so providing the metrics to power this contest was right in our wheelhouse. When Scott explained Pinterest Madness to us, we jumped at the chance to work with his team”