Groupon CEO Andrew Mason posted a statement to the company blog today talking about the company’s quiet period being over, and sharing a few holiday Groupon stats, including 650,000 “Grouponicus” deals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which he says is a 500% increase from last year.
Groupon describes Grouponicus as its “annual wintertime celebration, bringing you deals that are perfect for giving, and strategic hoarding.”
These include local deals, national brand deals, travel deals, and unique products like electronics, home goods, fitness products, etc.
Here’s the statement from Mason:
The quiet period is over! Our IPO process was a wild ride, but we’re excited to get back to business and are focused squarely on the future. The last six months have been the most productive in our history, seeing the launch of great new services like Groupon NOW, Groupon Rewards, Groupon Getaways, and Groupon Goods. And with the addition of product and travel deals that are handpicked to make perfect gifts, Grouponicus, our corporate wintertime holiday (currently only celebrated in the USA), is off to a roaring start. We sold over 650,000 Grouponicus deals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – an increase of over 500% from last year – saving consumers millions of dollars, and delivering tons of business to our merchant partners.
A huge thanks to our customers and merchant partners, who continue to embrace Groupon with a passion that makes us feel like we have the best jobs in the world. We’ve got even more lined up for the next six months than we did in the last six months, so stay tuned! We’re back to communicating like a normal company again… well, as normal as we can muster at Groupon.
I wonder if this means were going to see a lot more product features announced, as the competition in the deals space isn’t getting much slimmer. Google, which tried to buy Groupon not that long ago, is going full force with Google Offers, frequently adding new markets, with more product integration of its own sure to come.