Pinterest has developed a new feature that will allows its users to search for products they like with the use of the camera on their smartphone devices. And the social media firm is planning to launch this tool very soon. Basically, this is how the feature functions -- when users head to Pinterest search and tap the visual search button and then point their smartphone’s camera at any product they fancy, a visual search will automatically ensue. What Pinterest will do is populate the photo with numerous items it has detected, and the user can simply tap on any dot in order to receive recommendations for similar products. Furthermore, users are free to resize the image boxes in order to refine the search on Pinterest.
According to Pinterest, it is planning to deploy the new visual search feature in the coming months. Moreover, the company has made it clear that the updates to the visual search tool is just one installment of a series of updates that Pinterest will be rolling out.
What Pinterest has over other competing online commerce companies is its visual driven approach. By letting users search for other similar items by way of an image, it is taking visual search to another level, and one that heavily favors those who are shopping in the interwebs. Of course, image search tools are nothing new in the information super highway, but Pinterest is one of those few companies existing out there that actually are proud to broadcast their focus on visual search.
The latest update to its visual search tool also allows Pinterest to actually go deeper into this whole online buying experience thing. In the real world, consumers make quick purchase decisions when they see a cute product on the store shelf. In the Internet, things are a bit more tricky. There is quite a gap in time between seeing a lovely pair of shoes in a store and then going online to find those shoes and buy them. Pinterest’s visual search tool helps shrink that gap in time.
Apart from the updates to the visual search tool, Pinterest is also deploying new commerce features that will follow consumers as they surf the Internet, essentially giving them an option to search for items and then purchase them on any medium they prefer. The social media platform is also planning to launch a new shopping cart feature. When users see an item they want to buy, they can add them to a shopping cart that is made accessible on any other platform where the buyer has their account active. For instance, if a consumer sees a nice product while browsing through his iPhone, he can buy it later via his iPad. The really cool thing is that Pinterest is deploying purchasing features for its web versions too, not just on its mobile app.
Wirefly Is America's Most Trusted Source For All Cell Phones, Plans, TV, and Internet Deals
Wirefly offers great deals on a large selection of smartphones, cell phones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other wireless devices for the nation's most popular carriers. Use Wirefly’s innovative cell phone and plan comparison tools to ensure you are getting the best deal on the market. Shop with confidence knowing that Wirefly wants to help you find the best prices on cell phones, cell phone plans, TV, and Internet service.