Pinterest and ebay a perfect match?

I’d love to say that I thought of it first, but someone’s beaten me to it. Yes my thought was original but others have got there first and are actually linking Pinterest photos to their ebay sales. The issue of how you get most exposure for you ebay sales is being tackled creatively through the rapidly growing social media platform.

Ebay Chair on Pinterest

There’s a strong likelihood that if people are following your boards because they like your style and taste, then they might like your unwanted stuff too and want to buy it.

Whether it’s clothes, cars or gadgets Pinterest seems to bring out the “I want one” in us, as we pin or repin items of desire onto our boards. Brands are already getting wise to this and are following and engaging pinners who pin their products.

Many pinners are adding items they find on ebay to their boards, but there’s also an emerging group using “word of pin marketing” for their ebay sales. Chicago artist Tom Fedro has been the best example of this I’ve found so far, for his amazing artwork:

Tom Fedro's Pinterest Gallery

While Tom’s ebay store sells his new, unique art maybe next time you’re clearing your attic or having a yard sale both ebay and Pinterest should figure in your thinking. If you find any pinners using Pinterest and ebay creatively let me know.

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3 responses

  1. Is it just me or is the amount of different ways to promote websites online getting a little overwhelming. I mean who has the time to really build an audience on all these different outlets?

    • Hi Ethan, I totally agree. The explosion of social media means businesses in particular are having to look at where best to focus their efforts. Thankfully there are helpful tools such as hootsuite and others, but more than ever companies need to know where their audiences are online and have develop strategies to reach and engage with them.

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