3 Trends in the Daily Deal Industry

not accepting grouponDaily coupon fatigue is settling in.

Throughout 2010, it has been estimated that about 700 companies emerged in the daily deal market and

With Facebook phasing out its daily deal offers, Yelp scaling back its own, and Groupon still working towards an IPO, there are a lot of questions regarding the daily deal industry.

Here are 3 important trends.

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Groupon by the Numbers


$750 million
Value of stock the company expects to sell in its IPO

$6 billion
Amount Google reportedly offered to pay for Groupon last year

$1.4 billion
Value placed on the company based on 2010 investments by venture capital firms

$30 billion
Maximum value of the company expected to be reflected in the IPO — surpassing Google’s value at its IPO

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5 Group Buying Sites to Stalk

group buyingGroup buying sites are becoming a popular online destination for many shoppers. The range of offers and deals mean that consumers can save on a number of different products and experiences. If you are looking to find a new online site where you can access a plethora of discounts, you should visit the below sites and start saving money – there’s something for everyone in all of these.

Parents Deals

Parents Deals is a website that offers discounts for people who are on the way to, already started, or have growing families. The site offers savings on products from brands that they trust and recommend for parents with no tipping point, like Groupon or LivingSocial.

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4 Little Known Facts About Startups in the USA

Are you dying to join the growing ranks of startup companies? If you are, you’re definitely not alone! Most startups are much more about hard work and dedication than instant riches and world-wide renown, but break-out companies have been able to prove that there’s always an exception to every rule.

Groupon's Today Deal


If you’re truly passionate about your vision for the future, you just might be the Twitter or Groupon of the future. Before making your final decision to start down this path, consider these  4 little known facts and trends:

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Groupon’s US Revenue Numbers Falling

groupon logoWow. Did you just read that headline, right?

With a rumored market valuation of about $25 billion and a possible IPO, how would it be possible that Groupon’s revenue is falling at home?

Here are 3 potential reasons.

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Meet the Chinese Groupon: GaoPeng.com

gaopeng.comChinese social startups are thriving.

If you look for a Chinese version of Facebook, you will find Renren.com.

If you look for a Chinese version of Twitter, you will find Weibo.

It was only a matter of time, that the online group buying industry will have its pioneer in China.

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Fandango Making Good Use of Group Buying

viva fandangoYou might have heard of the Amazon.com deal on Livingsocial and the Gap deal on Groupon.

Both of these deals made the big headlines and with good reason. Back in August 19 , 2010, by day’s end, 441,000 Groupons  of the GAP deal were sold, bringing in a little more than $11 million. Groupon usually splits the revenue with partners, but declined to disclose its share.

However, there’s another company that is making good use of the group buying industry. Keeping under the radar, Fandango has been dishing out deal after deal through group buying websites. Here’s how Fandango does it.

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Skype Offering $10 for 3-month Premium Subscription

Skype is partnering with Groupon to offer $10 for a three-month Skype Premium subscription, which gets you unlimited international Skype-to-Skype calls, face-to-face video chatting, video conferencing, instant messaging and low-cost calls to non-users.

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

According to Groupon, this 3-Month Skype Premium Subscription is valued  at $26.97.

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Learn Email Copywrite from Groupon

While Groupon had a major screw up with its 2011 Superbowl ad, no one can deny that this company has one of the most effective email copywrite styles in the planet.

groupon logo

Here are some great lessons from Groupon on how to write effective email copywrite.

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Media Reaction to Groupon Tibet Ads

Groupon’s controversial Tibet commercial during the Superbowl did not sit well with people who thought it exploitative. From CNN to  Conan, the media seems to agree that Groupon did a bad move.

groupon conan tibet

Here are some images and videos (Conan!) regarding this issue.

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