Posts Tagged Group Buying

There are better managed companies in the Deals Industry.

There are better managed companies in the Deals Industry.

Over the past month the attention given to the Canadian Deals & Coupons space has primarily been about Teambuy’s bankruptcy protection and it’s acquisition by nCrowd. Over the same time period, story lines from media, bloggers, social chatter, etc have

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It’s Official, nCrowd takes over Teambuy, Dealfind, Menupalace

It's Official, nCrowd takes over Teambuy, Dealfind, Menupalace

A few weeks ago, Teambuy took the industry, merchants and consumers by surprise and filed for bankruptcy protection. Many had questions and concerns over what Teambuy shareholders and board members were to do concerning creditors, merchants owed money and consumers

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PIAC Publishes Industry Report on Daily Deal sites

PIAC Publishes Industry Report on Daily Deal sites

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), a consumer advocate organization out of Ottawa recently published a report on the Daily Deal industry in Canada titled, “Deal of the Day?: Consumer Protection in Online Group Buying Deals.” The purpose of the

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Canadian consumers don’t realize how much they can save.

Canadian consumers don't realize how much they can save.

It is well known that Canadian consumers have high usability rates pertaining to loyalty programs and coupon use. Canadians love deals and marketers leverage this. However, what Canadian consumers lack in comparison to their US counterparts is a sense of

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Group Buying, Daily Deal Trough of Disillusionment

We came across an interesting post a few days ago. We’d like to share it with our audience. The author states that the Group Buying Space has entered a “Trough of Disillusionment” , referring to Gartner’s Hype cycle. It is

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Daily Deal NOT the same as Group Buying

There are simply too many bloggers and online magazine writers and commentators who describe Daily Deal sites such as Beyond the Rack and Haute Look as being the same as Group buying sites such as Groupon or Living social. They are NOT the same.

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