Redesigned PayPal website on the way

PayPal have been desperately trying to keep up with the times and have in particular, aimed at improving accessibility to their services for mobile users. The new look PayPal website design, which is a lot more user and mobile friendly has been revealed, but is due to be officially launched tomorrow. Some are already reporting however, that the old website has already been replaced with the new one.

The new design has been long overdue, with the old/current website often being commented on by users as clumsy in design and difficult to find the options that matter. The small buttons and lower resolution images to today's standards, were helping to show the site's age that is used by over 100 million users.

It's unclear however whether these design changes are consistent throughout the entire site. TechCrunch reports that one of its readers, who is already able to see the new site claims that "once you log in [past the home screen], everything appears to be the same design."

PayPal are obviously anticipating that users won't necessarily be able to immediately adapt to the change, with updates being made to their help sections, including a tour of the revised website. An explore button on the right has also been added, which will be used to promote some of PayPal's newer services.

Source: TechCrunch (Including Images)

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Now that Visa's online digital wallet, V.me, is up and running (see buy.com, for example), with MasterCard's offering soon to follow, the PayPal "pig" will need more than just some new lipstick on it for it to survive, outside of the atrophying eBay Marketplace, for even another year, I suspect.

Indeed, I doubt that anything can now save these two most despised entities, eBafia and PreyPal, from the destruction that has been wrought on them by the headless turkey from Bain & Co, John Edward Donahoe …

And to think that five years ago the stock prices of both eBay and Amazon were $40. Please guys, stop regurgitating all that nonsense that habitually emanates from the eBay Dept of Spin. The old whale is high and dry on the beach; it is moribund; let it die in peace; (and, stock analysts, stop trying to shill investors into wasting their money on this loser, eBafia, and its ugly adopted daughter, PreyPal.)

And, just for a laugh then, some comment on PayPal's off-eBay products: "The New Way To Pay In-Store" (at Home Depot), PayPal Here, SmartPay, PayPal Digital Wallet, PayPal Debit MasterCard, PayPal Local and Watch With eBay ...

http://bit.ly/MqwRY0

eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking

Never had a problem with PayPayl and Ive been using it about 8 Years now, must of received around £10000 in that time and not once have i had a problem with them letting me withdraw my monies.

Looks really really good from the screen shots, the current one looks like 03' designs (which actually is I guess), I've never saw major design changes to their website, and this one looks great.

Maybe they'd be better off investing the money they spent on a cosmetic change into their customer services team ... if you can even call it that ...

Paypal screwed me too for a couple of hundred dollars. I use Squareup for credit card stuff now, requires a physical swipe, but the reader plugs into your smartphone and it just works. Doesn't really help if need electronic only though.

Cool, now I can get ripped off from a prettier site.

I've used them in the past because I could do business using credit cards without a merchant account, all I can say is THANK GOD for competition, they absolutely screw you with fees.

Hahaiah said,
Cool, now I can get ripped off from a prettier site.

I've used them in the past because I could do business using credit cards without a merchant account, all I can say is THANK GOD for competition, they absolutely screw you with fees.

What do you use other than PayPal?

I am looking to switch from them after a charge back had my account locked for 120+ days even with all the proof I supplied showing it was a valid service.

Thank God for the smaller images and lower resolution.

It was ridiculous having time out errors when trying to transfer money or simply logging in.

I still use PayPal regularly and have no issues with the service (thankfully). I also appear to be seeing the new design, but it's only the homepage, once you login it's the same ugly crap.

Will occasional users be able to figure out how it works and get things done? The old one was a nightmare of convoluted and obtuse logic. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Took about a year total to get my PayPal account restored due to numerous reasons they continued to lock it for. Eventually I finally got it back and have had no issues since. Wish the same could be said for eBay (same issues as with PayPal).

XDViPeR said,
I don't know why this is news... PayPal sucks, one huge monopoly and ****s up more **** than it has too.

My thoughts exactly, I might care about this more if they had improved the security side of things too, but its just a new design. Websites get re-designed all the time, why is this news?

Feinraf said,

My thoughts exactly, I might care about this more if they had improved the security side of things too, but its just a new design. Websites get re-designed all the time, why is this news?


Try using Skrill, its 100 times better than PayPal, the interface is killer, and they do not block you're accounts, are legally liable to pay you the amount you have in you're account if you're account is blocked. Though to be a 'verified' user they have a lot of verifications.

xendrome said,
As quoted from the CEO "Now we can lock your accounts without reason, with the power of HTML5!"

Do people actually keep their money in their Paypal accounts? lol

TRC said,

Do people actually keep their money in their Paypal accounts? lol


The lock credit cards on accounts that you can't get into. If any site requires paypal they don't get my business because I can't access the account for my credit card. I still have no idea how to get into it, was basically ignored at paypal.

I wish people would just stop supporting paypal.

MrHumpty said,

The lock credit cards on accounts that you can't get into. If any site requires paypal they don't get my business because I can't access the account for my credit card. I still have no idea how to get into it, was basically ignored at paypal.

I wish people would just stop supporting paypal.


You could try calling them...

Stokkolm said,

You could try calling them...

You won't get any help from them, they will try EVERYTHING to lock your money and continue to earn interest on it for as long as possible. They are not a bank, and not FDIC insured.