EBay has redesigned its website to encourage visitors to browse and collect items they might want to buy later with the “feed.”
The feature, reminiscent of popular sites such as 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 feel more like window-shopping or browsing in a brick-and-mortar store. The new site will be available to eBay’s U.S. users gradually over the next 100 days. The company is also launching a smartphone and tablet computer app called eBay Now to order items from retailers such as Macy’s, Target and Walgreens. In most cases, eBay promises delivery within an hour.