Launches Shopping Search Engine for PayPal

TheFind, a discovery shopping search engine that debuted in 2006, has launched a shopping search engine that allows you to search for products being offered by tens of thousands of merchants that accept PayPal payments.

You can try out the PayPal search by going to

Similar to the search results that you’ll see on, the PayPal search results consist of catalog-like images, not just text links or thumbnail images of products. PayPal merchants do not pay for their products to appear in the search results–which is much different than the traditional shopping search engines. Traditional shopping search engines typically run on a pay per click business model, which can be costly for merchants.

Merchants who wish to showcase additional promotional or branding messages to Paypal customers can pay for placement in “sponsored” areas of the site. Merchants can add their products to by going here. originally debuted in October of 2006 as a “discovery shopping search engine”.’s goal is to deliver comprehensive, relevant and visually compelling shopping experiences to users. Unlike traditional comparison shopping search engines, provides the largest product selection, with an emphasis on leading styles, brands and stores–and the ability to browse and search for similar items crawls the internet and uses its “Product Ranking Engine” technology to rank more than 170 million products from more than 500,000 online stores., is headquartered in Mountain View, California and is backed by venture capital firms Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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  1. Business Education says

    I think almost similar with froogle. this is shopping search engine created by google. With froogle we can use advanced search such as price range, category and so on. I don’t what make thefind different than froogle which has change the name into google product search.

  2. says

    You’re right, it is similar to Froogle (which is now Google Base). I’m actually glad to see a shopping search engine out there that doesn’t require you to pay for every click.