Posts Tagged Groupon

Travel Deals from TeamBuy, Groupon, Living Social

LivingSocial has Escapes

Now Groupon has partnered with Expedia to launch Groupon Getaways

Travelzoo has, well, travel deals

And now in Canada, Teambuy has launched Teambuy Travel

So why are Daily Deal sites offering travel deals?

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Groupon finally files for IPO

Here are the highlights from the Groupon IPO filing:

* In 2010, Groupon’s revenues totaled $714 million, 2009′s revenue were $30.5 million.

* For the three months ended March 31, 2011, Groupon’s revenues grew to $644.7 million.

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Top Daily Deal sites in Canada

How many Daily Deal websites are there in Canada?
There are over 100 Daily Deal/Group Buying sites in Canada and over 50 aggregators. This is MORE than the USA on a per capita basis. Canada is on Daily Deal fire!

Which are the Top Daily Deal services in Canada?
Take a look at this presentation we quickly put together. It presents the top sites in Canada and by province as well.

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Cool Daily Deal Infographic

Showing the Daily Deal strength of Groupon, Living Social, Google and Facebook. Provided by

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The Achilles’ Heel of Groupon and LivingSocial?

As Groupon and LivingSocial continue their ascent towards Fortune 500 status, an internal weakness may have started to surface; are Groupon and LivingSocial now too big to cater to local markets?

The problem with being too big in the localized Group Buy market is that the capacity of the local vendor is usually capped. In other words, most local vendors cannot meet the demand for their products/services after doing a Group Buy deal with a big Group Buy site. There are numerous accounts of vendors turning away voucher holders simply because too many were sold. In some cases, it became a national problem like with Groupon in Japan (

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Groupon worth $25 Billion at IPO? A lesson in pre IPO PR.

So why is Groupon worth $25 Billion all of a sudden, when in December they were “only” worth $6 billion? Heck, less than a year ago they were valued at $1.3 Billion. So why the explosive value? Simple, it’s all

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Daily-deal services will generate $3.93 billion by 2015

BIA/Kelsey, adviser to companies in the local media industry, released a new forecast on U.S. consumer spending on deal-a-day offers, which the firm expects will grow from $873 million in 2010 to $3.9 billion in 2015, representing a 35.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). While this is the most likely growth case, BIA/Kelsey suggests a number of variables will have an impact on the actual development of deal a day, such as growth in the number of cities/sites, registered users, transactions per year for the average user and the average price per transaction. Considering these variables, deal a day could grow to as much as $6.1 billion by 2015 (47.4 percent CAGR), while a very conservative outlook pegs the space at $2.1 billion (19.7 percent CAGR).

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Groupon in Montreal..not doing that well?

Groupon typically dominates every city it’s in. Why? 1. Certainly their name recognition 2. The media writes and promotes them more than any other Daily Deal service 3. They buy a ridiculous amount of search engine ads…..a ridiculous amount 4.

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Company: Groupon
Website: and
Main Focus Area: Deals on a variety of products and services
Main Office: Chicago, USA

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