Pinterest Post Guide
1. Connect to Pinterest
Go to the Networks page. If your Pinterest account is not connected to Outfy, it will show under Available Networks.
When you hover your cursor over the Pinterest icon, it will show a message that says Connect. Click to start connecting your Pinterest account to Outfy.
When you click, a window will appear that says this: Click on Connect your Pinterest Account
Note: You need a Pinterest account to connect it to Outfy. If you don't, please create one. Once you do that, you can connect it to Outfy and use Outfy's network features to promote your store on Pinterest.
Once your social media account is connected to Outfy, it will remain so - unless you (or the social media network) change any settings or credential-related information in the social media account (s). If such a thing occurs, you have to reconnect your social media account (s) to Outfy.
When you click Connect your Pinterest account, it will take you to a box that will prompt you to log in to your Pinterest account and authorise Outfy to access it. Please do the needful.
2. Post to Pinterest
You are on the Networks page. Your Pinterest account is connected to Outfy - it will show under Connected Networks.
First things first, you can expand or contract the Pinterest section by clicking on this arrow
When you expand it, the first thing you will see is a button that allows you to disconnect Pinterest from your network shares
But you don't want to do that now, because you have to be connected to post to Pinterest.
Below the disconnect button is a drop down that lists all the Pinterest boards connected to your store.
Under the drop down menu, you will see the settings to Manage Post Templates and Map Post Categories.
Note: You can only create posts as links for Pinterest.
3. Types of Pinterest posts
Post as a link
Your Pinterest post can be just a link. A link post is clickable on all parts of the post. When clicked, it will take the visitor to the linked part of your store.
4. Content types for posting
You can use Outfy to create different kinds of promotional content and post it on Pinterest. The kinds of content you can create with Outfy are product posts, promotional collages, and animated GIFs. You can also use Outfy to automate content creation and posting using Autopilot or SmartQ. Now, to help you use Outfy for Pinterest easily, let's get into each aspect of content creation and posting on Pinterest.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store (My Products page) and post them to your audience on Pinterest.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store, create collages (Collage page) using them, and post this content to your audience on Pinterest. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
Outfy can help you create Animated GIFs (Animated GIFs page) and post them to your audience on Pinterest. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
5. When to post
You can use Outfy to schedule your posts on Pinterest either immediately or at a future date. In fact, Outfy can help you save time by taking care of your scheduling needs most efficiently.
To post content immediately on Pinterest, just go to the piece of created content and use the interface to share it on Pinterest.
Schedule for later
To post content on Pinterest later, you can use the schedule later on Pinterest interface under Networks or do it via the Planner.
6. Automate through Autopilot/SmartQ
As mentioned earlier, the kinds of content you can create with Outfy are product posts, promotional collages, animated GIFs, and videos. What's more, Outfy can automate content creation and post the same for you on Pinterest using Autopilot or SmartQ. We have guides to help you use Autopilot here and SmartQ here.