The Pinterest-ing of the web continues at Amazon and eBay. Ryan Spoon pointed out that the massive online retailers recently added tiny Pinterest buttons to their deck of social media sharing options on product pages. And why not? With Pinterest being the fast-growing social network, these buttons give users easy ways to share while at the same time allowing the retailers to cash-in on the pinning craze.
The two site’s implementations are very similar. Both use Pinterest’s tiny social sharing button, which act as expected, triggering a popup for easy pinning. See Amazon’s here on the right column under the buying options boxes.
The move works nicely with Pinterest’s focus on products. Pinterest is arguably more relevant for retailers than blogs or new outlets. But watch out, spammers will no doubt utilize the button paired affiliate links. As paidContent notes, the only thing missing is a Pinterest Android app for even more Amazon integration.