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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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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 23%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the second quarter with gross billings of $1.82 billion and revenue of $751.6 million. The company also reported adjusted EBITDA of $59.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.01. Revenue was up 23% year-over-year. In North America, it was up 12%, and in the rest of …

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Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of all, let’s get the poop thing out of the way. BloombergBusinessWeek ran an interview with Mason about Detour. The first …

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Groupon Finds ‘Direct’ Traffic Is Really Organic Search

Groupon ran an experiment to try and figure out where “direct” traffic that appears in analytics programs is really coming from. Gene McKenna, director of product management at Groupon, wrote a blog post about the findings for Search Engine Land. McKenna leads Groupon’s organic search efforts. He says they completely de-indexed their site one day “for the sake of SEO …

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Former Groupon CEO Eats Ice Cream Alone In San Francisco

Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason (arguably one of the most entertaining CEOs of our time) gave us an update about what he’s been up to on Twitter. As you may know, after departing the company, he put out a motivational business album (pictured). Lately, he’s been eating ice cream alone in San Francisco. Just had a thing happen …

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Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App, Android Coming Later This Summer

Groupon launched the Freebies category in its ecommerce marketplace back in November. This gave users a way to get digital coupons, promotion codes, sales, giveaways and samples from participating brands like American Eagle, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Groupon added in-store coupons to Freebies in April. The company announced on Wednesday that the feature is now part of its …

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Here’s A Look At Groupon’s Square Competitor Gnome

Groupon announced the launch of a point-of-sale hardware solution for local businesses called Gnome. It would compete with Square Stand/Register. According to the company, the tablet stand will enable merchants to instantly recognize Groupon customers as they enter the store, and let them redeem Groupons. The solution will integrate with accounting programs like QuickBooks and Exero, and offer CRM tools, …

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Groupon Earnings Released: ‘We Had A Record Quarter’

Groupon just released its earnings report for the first quarter with gross billings of $1.82 billion and revenue of $757.6 million. Gross billings (the total dollar value of customer purchases of goods and services, excluding applicable taxes and net of estimated refunds) were up 29% year-over-year. Those in North America increased 15%. Revenue was up 26% year-over-year, and up 27% …

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Groupon Launches ‘Basics’ Bulk Shopping Service

Groupon just launched an online bulk-shopping service called Groupon Basics. The company says this brings “warehouse scale to online shopping.” “From vitamins to shaving supplies, Groupon shoppers can purchase their favorite products in large quantities and have them delivered right to their doorstep without a membership or monthly fee,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. “Basics includes many top …

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Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category

Groupon is now providing in-store coupons in its Freebies offering, giving retailers another way to drive traffic to their stores. The company says it’s “providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions that drive traffic into their business.” “With the addition of in-store coupons, national retailers can now use Groupon’s Freebies category …

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Groupon Celebrates Women’s History Month

Groupon has partnered with Barbara Corcora – a businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author and TV personality – to celebrate women-led businesses in the U.S. for Women’s History Month. For the first time, Groupon will feature a set of deals from women-led businesses, which customers can support by purchasing. “Women are a powerful force behind the success of one …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Revenue was up 20% for the quarter at $768.4 million with revenue up 18% in North America, but down 15% in the rest of the world. Gross profit increased 6%, to $378.2 million in the quarter. “Our record performance in the quarter was led by strength …

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