Remainders: Become.com’s new design, Pronto buying guides, more love for TheFind + PayPal, StreetPrices improves comparison shopping

November 13, 2007

  1. Become.com launches new site design
  2. TheFind powers PayPal’s holiday campaign site
  3. Pronto launches buying guides
  4. StreetPrices integrates nifty notes feature

Become.com launches new site design: with the goal of  “improved integration between comparison shopping, Web search and user-generated content” Become.com launched a new interface on 11/6.  The site doesn’t quite seem unified yet, and I think that the new logo is a step backwards.  Furthermore, the wedding of shopping, search and “UGC” doesn’t seem quite as tight as it should be — reviews and ratings seem detached from the products themselves and it’s unclear what the value of certain features are (“user lists,” “my pages,” etc.).

TheFind powering PayPal’s holiday campaign site: TheFind will power a PayPal holiday-themed site for PayPal merchants at paypal.com/holiday beginning November 19.

Pronto launches buying guides: aimed to help people figure out what to buy in time for the holiday season, with breakdowns of 1) the best product in the category 2) five key points you should remember when shopping in the category 3) most talked about products 4) what you should expect to spend and 5) expert advice.  Also embedded in the release is info that Pronto attracts 5.2mm uniques / month and grew 3100% YOY.

StreetPrices integrates notes feature: a nice, simple feature well-implemented — let visitors leave notes for themselves about each product.  Check it out.

Written by Scott Hurff – scott.hurff at channeladvisor

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