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Groupon Dominates LivingSocial In Market Share, But Now Amazon’s In The Equation
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Update:  Groupon has reportedly rejected Google’s offer.

Target Launches Online Weekly Ad Deals
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Retailer Target has introduced a new online weekly ad called “My TargetWeekly” that offers users deals.

My TargetWeekly allows users to create customized views and deal alerts so they know when items they are looking for are on sale. Users can also view coupons, see top 10 deals, share via Facebook and Twitter and create their own customized mobile shopping lists to use in-store or online.

 

What Coupon Searchers are Looking For

Retailers generated nearly $31 million in online coupon sales through RetailMeNot.com in May, according to the site. That’s over a 42% increase compared to the same time last year, and that’s just through RetailMeNot.

The company has released a report looking at coupon usage and search behavior in the month of May. RetailMeNot says it’s in a unique position to track trends in the coupon industry, as it is the most highly trafficked coupon site and the only site with over 450,000 coupons for both online and in-store offers.

Online Shoppers Want More Interactivity From Retailers
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Consumers want online retailers to be more interactive and offer more personalization features according to a new a survey from IBM.

The changing economy has led to a smarter consumer who uses technology to make more informed buying decisions, exchange information with others, make purchases on-the-go and shop multiple channels.

Online Retail Sites See Holiday Surge
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Online retail websites experienced significant growth in November as the holiday season officially kicked off, according to a new report from comScore.

Google Links Coupons, Mobile Search
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Just in time for the shopping craziness that is Black Friday, Google’s made it easier for companies to get coupons to consumers who are on the move.  Google Local Business Center users can now make their coupons accessible to people through mobile devices.

Yes, assuming that shoppers don’t lose the use of their fingers due to standing outside in the cold since 3 AM – or having them crushed during a stampede – getting discounts through their cell phones will be a relatively simple matter.

Coupon Site Reports Big Growth for Online Sales
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Ebates, a site that many big-name brands offer rebates and coupons through, released its online retail report for August, finding that online sales through the site grew 57% during the month, compared to the same time period a year ago.

The categories that showed the biggest growth were: department stores, baby % kids, books & magazines, apparel & shoes, and health & beauty. In fact, only one category covered by Ebates showed decline – home décor.

Internet Increases Consumers

Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Internet Increases Consumers

Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Internet Increases Consumers

Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Internet Increases Consumers
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Online shoppers are loosening the grips on their wallets, but continuing to be cautious about where and how they spend their cash. To secure their business, online retailers need to persuade consumers that they’re offering the best product at the best price.

Google Offers New Coupon Templates for AdWords

Online coupons are incredibly popular these days. In fact, just recently, Nielsen released some data showing that not only are more people going to coupon sites, but the average amount of time spent there has increased.

Yahoo Enters Mobile Coupon Partnership
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It’s a crazy and increasingly inexpensive world out there, and Yahoo seems to have coupons on the brain.  Yesterday, these money-savers were the subject of a Yahoo Buzz Log post; today, it turns out Yahoo has sealed a new deal with Coupons, Inc.

AOL Shortcuts, Kroger Make Clipless Coupons
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Paper is pass

What Is Google Planning For Coupons?

The domain GoogleCoupons.com has been moved to a Google nameserver, which may indicate a new service launch could happen soon.Google Maps

AskCity Strikes Coupon Deal

Paris is called the city of light.  Los Angeles is, of course, the city of angels.  And thanks to a new arrangement with Entertainment Publications, AskCity may become known as the city of coupons.

Google Ready To Clip Coupons

Several domain names with the words ‘Google’ and ‘coupon’ have appeared on Google’s name servers, which could indicate a holiday marketing effort for its advertisers.

Getting Customers With Google Coupons

Google is able do a lot of things for businesses, including telling potential customers how to reach them.  Granted, it won’t tell potential customers why they should go to (or contact) those businesses, but Jennifer Laycock’s recent article on Google Coupons can clear up even that issue.

Online Coupons Attract Those With Higher Incomes
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 Coupons found online are more often used by consumers with higher incomes according to a survey from PriceRunner.com

Starbucks Freezes Internet Coupons

A small campaign aimed at bringing iced coffee drinkers to Starbucks in the afternoons and evenings backfired when their coupons quickly multiplied online.

Coupons and Customers: Blog Jam 2006

Eked out two more posts for Fast Company’s Blog Jam 2006 before it came to a close.