EBay unveils big redesign with a nod to Pinterest

Associated Press Modified: October 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012
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The company is also launching a smartphone and tablet computer app called eBay Now. The app lets people order items from retailers such as Macy's, Target and Walgreens. In most cases, eBay promises delivery within an hour. eBay Now is being tested in San Francisco but the company will likely roll it out elsewhere in the future.

The company also simplified its shopping site so that it takes fewer clicks of the mouse to buy items. The redesign also looks cleaner and with larger photos than the previous version.

In addition, the company has been testing a service called Lifestyle Deals, which offers Groupon-style daily deals in select cities such as San Francisco, Boston and New York.

Shares of eBay, which reports its quarterly earnings next Wednesday, climbed 54 cents to close at $46.76.