All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Groupon’

Groupon Offers $25,000 Stand-In For Sons On Mother’s Day

Oh, that Groupon. The company just announced that for $25,000, it will send one of its employees to your mother’s house in your place on Mother’s Day. “We recognize that it’s difficult for everyone to make it home for Mother’s Day,” a spokesperson for the company tells us in an email. “As a result, we’re offering the ultimate Mother’s Day …

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Groupon Recalls Fake, Possibly Holey Condoms

Groupon Australia has admitted that it sold a bunch of counterfeit condoms that may, in fact, be full of holes. The condoms were sold between March 12 and April 10. If you do the math, and it’s not a hard one, you’ll realize there’s a good chance many of these holey condoms have been deployed already. According to the Australian …

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Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth

Back in January, Groupon acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash to extend its presence in fashion and apparel. Such offers had already been popular on Groupon, and the company pointed to research estimating the off-price fashion market to be around $40 billion. “By adding ideeli to our family, we’re better suited to grab a bigger slice of …

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Groupon Broke Records Over The Holiday Weekend

Groupon announced that it experienced a record-breaking holiday weekend for deal sales in North America. The company says it had the most successful four days ever in its six-year history. Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically were the two biggest days in Groupon’s North American history. For the full Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend, Groupon’s North American sales were …

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Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App With ‘Flexible Search’

Groupon just announced the launch of a new travel discovery app based on its popular Groupon Getaways category. This would appear to follow the trend of big Internet companies breaking their services up into more dedicated apps. The new Groupon Getaways app, the company says, includes “flexible search capabilities”. For example, no dates are required in searches. You can browse …

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Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest

Groupon just launched an online holiday gift shop to connect users with deals on stuff in their area, which they can buy as gifts for their friends and families. Just give Groupon your email address and zip code, and you’ll get an experience based on your local area. Users can browse gifts for women, men, kids, and items under $50. …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 27%

Groupon just released its earnings for the third quarter with revenue up 27% year-over-year at $757.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03. The company beat Wall Street expectations. “We had another record quarter, with worldwide billings increasing 39 percent and reaching their highest level ever,” said CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “We also made …

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Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines

Groupon announced what it’s referring to as a “bold initiative to build a page that lives on Groupon and search engines for almost every local business in the United States.” The initiative is called Groupon Pages, and is essentially business listings on Groupon, but those that should turn up in a search on Google or Bing, not entirely unlike Yelp …

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Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support

Apple officially launched Apple Pay, its new payments product, via an update to iOS 8 today. Third-party apps are also getting updates to add support for it. Groupon announced that it has updated its iPhone app to include it as a payment option. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the U.S. can take advantage. “To use the new payments …

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Groupon Launches Cash For Grocery-Buying App Snap

Groupon just launched a new app for iPhone and Android called Snap, which gives users cash back on certain products they buy. Basically, you go grocery shopping, then find the participating items in the app, and scan your receipts to get cash back on those items. It doesn’t even matter where you did your shopping. According to Groupon, it works …

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Groupon Enhances Deal Builder Tool

Earlier this year, Groupon launched Deal Builder, a self-serve platform for merchants to build their own deals. The company announced on Tuesday that it has added some new enhancements, and that the tool has passed the 25,000 deals milestone. “Deal Builder has been very popular with merchants and has been used to build more than 25,000 deals across all 50 …

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Groupon Launches New Appointment Option

Groupon announced that it is giving local businesses a new time-based deals option that enables them to accept reservations or take appointments so they have more control over when customers actually show up. The complaint about a lack of control is almost as old as Groupon itself. If too many people take advantage of a good deal at the same …

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