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Shopping search engine Thefind.com has launched a new service for consumers to browse products exclusively from merchants that accept PayPal payments.


As you can see above, shopping search results on paypal.thefind.com are visual catalogue-style images, rather than simple text links.

In addition, merchants do not need to pay to have their products included, all goods from PayPal merchants are automatically indexed.

As a shopping search engine, thefind is pretty impressive - the results are presented in way that is appealing visually, and the site gives you some good options to further refine your search - by brand, style, merchant, etc.

Clicking on an item gives you further information and a link to the site selling that item. It also gives you options to find similar items, and compare to other searches. It would benefit from a price / product comparison guide though.

The visual element of the site is a big win - customers can browse through items with ease. Other sites have launched with visual browsing experiences, such as BrowseGoods, and Shopwave.

Thefind is a less of a pure visual shopping experience, but it is more usable than BrowseGoods or Shopwave, with better product information and filtering options.

Graham Charlton

Published 13 June, 2007 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is the former Editor-in-Chief at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin or Google+

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