Sell on Pinterest with a Free Pinterest Store

by SalesCart Team

With SalesCart (http://www.salescart.com), you can setup a Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/) online store as fast as you can click a few buttons.  It is free for the first 10 products, and it is also very simple.  In fact, it is so easy to build your Pinterest Store that you can literally list a new product every 5-10 seconds.

Pinterest has been sneaking up on Facebook and Twitter as a social media powerhouse for quite some time.  In 2015, it is expected that nearly 50 million users will use Pinterest (www.pinterest.com) and that’s just in the U.S.

Selling on Pinterest is an opportunity that most online businesses have yet to tap into.  It is a great new potential to get products in front of over 50 million eyes.  What makes Pinterest such a unique new social sales platform is that pinned products can literally self-promote like a viral sales force who are working for free.

Convert Pinterest to Cash

Here’s How to do it

Each  time you enter a product into SalesCart, it will automatically create a Pinterest social button to sell your product.  Naturally, your customers can pin these products to their boards.  However, you can also pin your own products into your own “Online Store” Board attached to  your  Pinterest business account.  The only thing you have to do is set up a special Pinterest board called Online Store.  If someone clicks on the pinned image, it goes directly to your buy-now product detail page.  Every time someone shares your pins, they will share part of your store and become a de-facto salesperson and distribution point for your products.  Here are the exact steps:

Build your Pinterest Store Board

  1. Step 1: Build your free SalesCart store by visiting http://www.salescart.com and clicking on the Start Now button or by going directly to http://www.salescart.com/FaceBook/Getting-Started/default.html#FreeStore.  Also, setup a Pinterest business account.
  2. Step 2:  Once the products have been added, visit your Facebook store or Mobile store and view each product, click on the tab labeled Tell Others, and then click on the Pinterest button.
  3. Step 3: A new window in Pinterest will be launched.  If this is the first product you are adding, click on the “+ Create a board”, click your mouse in the name field and type “Online Store” and press Create Board.  Finally, click on the board and click on the Pin It button.

    Create a Pinterest board to pin and sell your products
    Create a Pinterest board to pin and sell your products
  4. That’s it!  When someone clicks on your Pin Image, they will go directly to your store and to your product page to buy the product.  Your recent pins will also show up in Facebook if you have Pinterest enabled to share with Facebook.

    Example Click to Buy Pinterest Pin
    Example Click to Buy Pinterest Pin
  5. Just delete a pin and re-add it to update an image if you need to.
  6. Here’s what a final Online Store board might potentially look like.
Example Pinterest Store
Example Pinterest Store

Summary

SalesCart makes it easy and secure to sell on social websites like Pinterest, and Facebook.  It takes less than 10 seconds per product and anyone can do it.  SalesCart allows you to sell up to 10 products for free and since both Pinterest and Facebook are free, you have a ready-made social avenue to distribute and sell your products, or start-up any business, without spending a dime.

3 thoughts on “Sell on Pinterest with a Free Pinterest Store

    • Alesha June 9, 2015 / 10:46 am

      Hi, You pose a good question. There are deflinteiy two side to the story! On one hand, having a log in protects your pricing from the general consumers. Yet, on the other hand, you do discourage folks from buying from your site due to a log-in.Having run a password protected wholesale website for over 8 years, I can assure you that it does work well. On my site, I require that all wholesale buyers fill out a Buyers Registration and Password Request Form. I use this form to weed out the consumers who are trying to pose as wholesale buyers. It has been very effect as I ask questions that will prove’ whether or not they are a true retail outlet. From there, I issue a password to get into the pricing and wholesale buying section. Before I chose to set up this system, I researched several larger wholesale sites to see there procedure. I found that all of them used a similar system. Several had a much more detailed Registration Form than I used (asked for financial information, for instance). I gather from my research that it was common practice to have a password protect wholesale site.Another issue I encountered to re-enforce my decision occurred along when I was selling huckleberry picking rakes. The rakes were a new product, so I featured them on the wholesale site which meant they were listed, including the price, along the side bar of my site. Over the course of the season, I received at least two flaming emails from consumers asking me why they could not buy my rakes at the reduced pricing. Strangely, I was accused of gouging the public etc. etc. (some folks obviously do not understand the retail/wholesale system!). Needless to say, I removed the items from the sidebar immediately!I am certain that I do loose some sales from having the log in, but I find that serious wholesale buyers do not mind the extra step.I hope this information helps! Good luck with your site.Best,Sandy

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