eBay Redesign Borrows From Pinterest
Shoppers will have an image-heavy 'feed'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 10, 2012 5:58 PM CDT
This screenshot shows EBay's redesigned website.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – EBay has redesigned its website to encourage visitors to browse and collect items they might want to buy later with something it calls the "feed." The feature, reminiscent of popular sites like image-heavy Pinterest, shows users items based on things they purchased in the past or items they've clicked on the site. Shoppers can also edit their feed by adding or removing categories and individual items.

Ebay's old search feature—which helps shoppers who already know what they are looking for—is not going away. Rather, the company says it wants online shopping to feel more like window-shopping or browsing in a brick-and-mortar store. The site will be available to US users gradually over the next 100 days. The company is also launching a smartphone and tablet computer app called eBay Now.

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ppacimr9ball
Oct 11, 2012 12:57 PM CDT
E bay is toast, I buy from craigs list, its almost impossible to make a purchase on ebay now, everyone wants you to pay with paypal lol what a joke, I'm sorry but i dont need a pal to help me pay, i can do that on my own
myflap.blow
Oct 10, 2012 7:14 PM CDT
um, they borrowed that grid design from WHO?