Completing Your Pinterest Account Settings Setup For Your Etsy Shop

In this post, we will walk through finishing up the Pinterest account setup for your Etsy shop. Before we do, I want to mention Rich Pins

If you’ve been hopping around the internet trying to learn about how to “do Pinterest” then you’ve probably heard about Rich Pins. It’s always best to get your answers right from the source so you can read about them here on Pinterest, but in summary…

Rich Pins provide more information about your Pins directly on the Pin itself. Of the four available (at the time of this writing) Rich Pin types, as an Etsy seller, you really only need Product Pins for your Etsy shop Pinterest account.

Product Pins make it easy for Pinterest users to shop with you by providing them with real-time pricing information (this means that as you change the prices on your products, Pinterest will update that information on the Pin as well), product availability, and where buyers can purchase your products from.

Synopsis based on info from Pinterest

The great thing for you as an Etsy seller is that once you claim your Etsy shop, which we already did in this post if you’ve been following along, you’re done…! Pinterest automatically takes care of the rest and all Pins from your Etsy shop will be Rich going forward.

Wrapping Up Your Pinterest Account Setup

Notifications From Pinterest:

Setting Up Your Pinterest Notification Preferences

How much do you love getting emails…?

If you connected your social media accounts and you follow other people on Pinterest and you want to know when any of those people you’re connected to or whom you follow do anything on Pinterest then you can opt to get these notifications.

If not, then don’t.

You will automatically receive certain notifications from Pinterest, but as you work through the three options – On Pinterest, By Email, and By Push Notification – you can opt out of certain ones.

If you don’t know yet what you do or don’t want to receive, leave the default settings as they are and then make adjustments as you start receiving emails and notifications from Pinterest based on which ones you find helpful and useful and which ones you don’t.

Privacy & Data:

Personalizing Your Privacy & Data Settings

Here also, you get to set these options based on your preferences.

My only suggestion for you for this section will be to not hide your profile from search engines like Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go, etc. unless you decide to switch this account back to a personal Pinterest account and you don’t want your profile to show up in search engines.

So go ahead and leave the “Search Privacy” box unchecked.

Security Settings:

Personalizing Your Pinterest Security Settings

I’m a huge fan of two-factor authentication (this requires you to enter a code that Pinterest will text to your mobile phone AFTER you enter your username and password BEFORE you can gain access to your account) .

I like it because the bad guys on the internet are just getting smarter and smarter about how to do bad things online and for that reason I like to take advantage of additional security features like this when they are available.

Granted, it’s a bit more of an inconvenience when it comes to logging in to your account but there’s also the peace of mind that comes from knowing it’s just that much harder for folks who shouldn’t have access to your account getting to it.

If you ever want to see who else might be logged into your Pinterest account or if you want to see all the devices that are logged in to your account, just click on the “Show sessions” button under the Connected Devices section and you’ll see all that info.


Finally apps… If you connect any third-party apps to your Pinterest account, such as Tailwind or Buffer for scheduling Pins (we’ll get into the details about how that all works later on), then you’ll be able to see them all here.

You can also revoke access to any connected apps here as well, if for instance you change cell phones or change your tablet device and you’ve used the Pinterest app on either to gain access to your account.

If you have questions about anything we’ve covered so far or if you have any comments, feel free to leave them in the Comments section below.

Next Step: Setting Up Pinterest Boards For Your Etsy Shop

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