Exploring Shopping Joy: Bill Ready, Pinterest CEO & Sara Eisen, CNBC Journalist

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TLDR Pinterest is becoming a major player in e-commerce by providing a unique shopping experience, personalized recommendations, and promoting positivity and well-being through AI.

Key insights

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    With his background in leading e-commerce for Google and PayPal, Bill Ready brings valuable expertise to Pinterest's e-commerce strategy, positioning the platform for success in the competitive online shopping landscape.
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    The digital Bazaar will play a significant role in shaping the way people shop in the next 20 years.
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    Pinterest has created a unique full funnel digital shopping experience where users can go from inspiration to consideration to action, making it a valuable platform for advertisers.
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    Pinterest's revenue model is based on being an ad platform that drives better conversion and performance for advertisers, helping them deliver great ROI.
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    The CEO of Pinterest emphasizes the importance of investing in brand advertising and the upper and mid funnel, rather than solely focusing on the last click, in order to connect with users earlier in their journey and be differentiated.
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    Retailers who bring their catalogs onto Pinterest are experiencing significant increases in product saves and attributed conversions, making it a valuable platform for finding growth in a downturn.
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    The relevancy score of Pinterest's AI is consistently over 95%, indicating its ability to provide not just exact matches, but also explore lateral options based on user preferences.
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    Gen Z, the fastest-growing demographic on Pinterest, is hungry for rich imagery and video content in a shopping mode, making it a valuable opportunity for advertisers.
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    The business model of social media has incorporated toxicity and division, which has been fueled by the power of AI, highlighting the need for change in the industry.

Q&A

  • How is Pinterest becoming a major player in e-commerce?

    — Pinterest is becoming a major player in e-commerce by providing a unique shopping experience, personalized recommendations, and promoting positivity and well-being through AI.

  • What is the future of e-commerce?

    — The future of e-commerce will focus on solving for the joyful aspects of shopping, such as inspiration and discovery, rather than just seamless buying.

  • How is Pinterest solving the problem of digital window shopping?

    — Pinterest is solving the problem of digital window shopping by allowing users to easily connect with brands and retailers to make purchases, and they have also launched a standalone app called Shuffles for Gen Z users to create collages.

  • How does Pinterest digitize the shopping journey?

    — Pinterest brings the format of shoppable collages into their app, digitizing the shopping journey and allowing users to shop for outfits and rooms they have found from all over the web.

  • What makes Pinterest stand out as a shopping platform?

    — Most social media platforms primarily focus on entertainment, while Pinterest stands out as a platform where users come with intent and purpose to shop, presenting a significant opportunity for growth.

Timestamped Summary

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    Pinterest CEO Bill Ready discusses how Pinterest is becoming a major player in e-commerce by focusing on the joyful aspects of shopping, allowing users to connect with brands and retailers, and launching a standalone app for Gen Z users to create collages.
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    04:07
    Pinterest is digitizing the shopping journey by allowing users to discover and shop for products, creating a platform where people can put together outfits and find inspiration for their own style.
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    07:07
    Pinterest's unique shopping experience allows users to go from inspiration to action, providing advertisers with the opportunity to connect with users at moments of intent and purpose, driving better conversion and performance.
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    10:29
    Pinterest has seen a significant increase in retailers bringing their catalogs onto the platform, resulting in higher engagement and conversions, providing an opportunity for growth in a downturn.
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    12:14
    Pinterest's AI uses the preferences of its 450 million users to provide personalized shopping recommendations with a high relevancy score of over 95%.
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    14:58
    Pinterest is using short form video to connect brands and retailers with consumers, resulting in increased engagement and revenue, particularly among the growing gen Z demographic.
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    17:29
    Social media's impact on mental health, including anxiety and depression, is a result of toxic content and comparison, and the industry needs to prioritize positive outcomes and well-being, with Pinterest using AI to promote positivity and action in the real world.
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    20:01
    Pinterest is evolving into a shopping app, with more users coming to the platform to shop and the ability to take action on products, which is expected to increase engagement and connect users with retailers and brands.
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