daily deals

  • Dealfind Expands Into Luxury Goods With “Dream Deals”

    Dealfind Expands Into Luxury Goods With “Dream Deals”

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind is expanding into luxury goods with the launch of a new service called Dream Deals. Starting now, in addition to Dealfind’s everyday and weekly deals, customers will also get “surprise” Dream Deals, which involve deeply discounted retail goods. Read More

  • DealFind Launches Its Version Of Groupon Now: “Everyday Deals”

    DealFind Launches Its Version Of Groupon Now: “Everyday Deals”

    Toronto-based deal provider Dealfind is on the move, having recently gone mobile, and, as of today, is launching something called “Everyday Deals.” The feature is somewhat similar to GrouponNow in that it allows you to find deals you can buy and use right now. But really, the site is more of a deals database, where deals are searchable by location, category and redeemable time. Read More

  • How Can Local Businesses Avoid The Horror And Structure More Effective Daily Deals?

    How Can Local Businesses Avoid The Horror And Structure More Effective Daily Deals?

    Couponing has been around forever, but the popularity of digital offers, daily deals, and group buying is fairly new. We’ve gone through the honeymoon period, watched the meteoric rise of Groupon, its overvaluation, IPO — and thankfully, through it all, we’ve seen increasing scrutiny on the space, especially over just how profitable daily deals actually are for local businesses. Read More

  • Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

    Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

    Plum District, a daily deals site for moms, is announcing today it has closed $20 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst Partners, bringing its total funding amount to $30 million. The company is also announcing it has acquired two other startups: the newly launched mobile loyalty platform Chatterfly and a direct competitor, DoodleDeals, a daily deals service for parents. Read More

  • Amazon Announces Holiday Daily Deals Site, “Flurry Deals”

    Amazon Announces Holiday Daily Deals Site, “Flurry Deals”

    It’s Cyber Monday all month long, at least according to Amazon, which announced its new holiday deals vertical this morning, residing at www.amazon.com/flurrydeals. The site currently features decently discounted items as an extension of the Cyber Monday promotion. But starting this Sunday, Amazon will begin offering category-specific daily deals. It’s even providing an email… Read More

  • Gilt City, A Subsidiary Of Gilt Groupe, Officially Acquires BuyWithMe

    Gilt City, A Subsidiary Of Gilt Groupe, Officially Acquires BuyWithMe

    Confirming earlier reports, luxury deals site Gilt City, a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe, Inc., is acquiring the assets of failed daily deals site BuyWithMe, after the latter saw massive layoffs following its failure to raise additional funding. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Former members of BuyWithMe will now have access to all of Gilt’s offerings, including… Read More

  • LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    LivingSocial’s North American Expansion Brings Deals To 20 New Markets

    Daily deal outfit LivingSocial has just announced an expansion to 20 additional markets in North America, mainly U.S. cities, plus one town in Ontario, Canada. In some cases, the new cities are getting access to LivingSocial’s core Daily Deals product, while in other cases, the addition brings the company’s family deals service, LivingSocial Families, to the area. Read More

  • Gilt Groupe Reportedly Acquiring BuyWithMe

    Gilt Groupe Reportedly Acquiring BuyWithMe

    Flash sales giant Gilt Groupe is acquiring the troubled daily deals startup BuyWithMe, which recently saw over half its staff laid off after the company failed to raise the funding it needed to survive. Beginning November 1st, BuyWithMe will officially become a part of Gilt, according to a report from BetaBeat, which has been covering the BuyWithMe saga for the past couple of weeks. Read More

  • Google Offers Partners With 14 Deal Providers, Becoming A One-Stop Shop For Hometown Deals

    Google Offers Partners With 14 Deal Providers, Becoming A One-Stop Shop For Hometown Deals

    Google has just announced a set of new partnerships with over a dozen niche daily deal providers, which will now be integrated into the Google Offers service, both on the Web and in the Google Shopper mobile applications for iOS and Android. The new Google Offers partners include Dealfind, DoodleDeals, Gilt City, GolfNow, HomeRun, JuiceInTheCity, kgbdeals, Mamapedia, PlumDistrict, PopSugar… Read More

  • Iterations: Swords and Shields in the Merchant Economy

    Iterations: Swords and Shields in the Merchant Economy

    “The American Dream,” loosely defined, is made up of a few building blocks. The right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. The opportunity to advance, whether through education, sport, entertainment, or enterprise. Perhaps have a family, live in a house, run your own business. Over the past ten years, for a variety of factors, the pursuit of the American dream got… Read More

  • Groupon Closes The Redemption Loop With Loyalty Rewards

    Groupon Closes The Redemption Loop With Loyalty Rewards

    Groupon may be struggling to get its IPO out the door, but that is not stopping it from introducing new products. Up until now, Groupon has built a billion-dollar business by getting local merchants to offer great one-time deals to consumers. Those daily deals are all about attracting new customers. Now the company is about to roll out a new product called Groupon Rewards that tries to… Read More

  • Report: Groupon Grew Its Revenues 13% In August, Gained 2% Marketshare

    Report: Groupon Grew Its Revenues 13% In August, Gained 2% Marketshare

    In light of reports that the company was canceling its investor roadshow and postponing its IPO, daily deals aggregator Yipit has come up with some positive information regarding to Groupon’s trajectory in August, namely that it had a banner month revenue-wise. The daily deals frontrunner grew 13% during the last month of summer, increasing its revenue to $120.7 million from $106 million… Read More

  • Google Offers Expands to Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver And Seattle

    Google Offers Expands to Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver And Seattle

    After its debut in June of this year, Google’s deals service Google Offers is now expanding to five more cities: Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle. It’s already up-and-running in the original test market of Portland, plus the Bay Area and New York City. As of today, each of the new cities has at least one offer available, including those for local restaurants, retail… Read More

  • Chicago-Based Bidmyway Launches Hyperlocal Mobile Deals App

    Chicago-Based Bidmyway Launches Hyperlocal Mobile Deals App

    Bidmyway is a newly launched local deals app operating in the Chicago market. As opposed to being a deals aggregator for more popular brands like Groupon or Living Social, the app offers exclusive deals made with local merchants. What’s unique about Bidmyway is its interface and how the deals are presented to end users. Consumers “dial up” local deals using a click wheel… Read More

  • Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    Gaypon Is The Gay Groupon

    A new daily deals site catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LBGT) and allied communities has just launched, and it’s called Gaypon. The site provides its subscribers with daily offers from local and regional businesses  – but only those businesses known to be gay-friendly. In addition, Gaypon says a portion of its proceeds will be donated to local and national… Read More

  • Yipit’s Daily Deal Report: Industry Revenue Dips, Groupon Gains Share, And Travel Deals Take Off

    Yipit’s Daily Deal Report: Industry Revenue Dips, Groupon Gains Share, And Travel Deals Take Off

    Yipit, the site that aggregates and recommends daily deals based on users’ locations and interests (and raised $6 million back in June from a host of VCs), released some interesting trend data today on the daily deals space. Overall, July was not a memorable month for the daily deals industry, though there were a few clear winners, including everyone’s favorite deals site, the… Read More

  • Daily Deal Stats: The Big Players Still Control The Game, Mobile Is Up (Oh, And Animal Names Are In)

    Daily Deal Stats: The Big Players Still Control The Game, Mobile Is Up (Oh, And Animal Names Are In)

    Today, at BIA/Kelsey’s “Deals 3D” conference in San Francisco, Dan Visnick, VP of Marketing at The Dealmap, shared some insights into the current landscape of daily deals. Dealmap, a repository of daily deals collected from over 350 sources, allows users to view local deals in map form, along with reviews and pertinent information — on the Web and on mobile. Both… Read More

  • A Reverse Priceline? SoBiz10 Tests Automated, Consumer-Driven Deals Service (With A Touch Of Charity)

    A Reverse Priceline? SoBiz10 Tests Automated, Consumer-Driven Deals Service (With A Touch Of Charity)

    I hope you’re not getting tired of daily deals, because I’ve got more daily deal news for you, dear reader. Among the latest trends in the evolving daily deal model are the now popular “deal wallet” and “deal resale marketplace”, which quite a few startups have begun implementing, like City Pockets and DealsGoRound, to name a few. Another area of the deal… Read More

  • Is Groupon Bad For Small Businesses?

    Is Groupon Bad For Small Businesses?

    If you watch the nightly news, you would assume there’s a murder on every block, and if you’ve been reading TechCrunch recently, you would assume Groupon is murdering a small business in every city. Given the hundreds of thousands of merchants who have run daily deals in the past year, it is inevitable that a few will have had bad experiences.  However, to assume that a handful… Read More

  • Yelp Brings Local Deals To Mobile And Gives Groupon Now A Run For Its Money

    Yelp Brings Local Deals To Mobile And Gives Groupon Now A Run For Its Money

    The next phase of growth for local deals will be mobile.  Groupon knows this, and so does Yelp, which today is rolling out Yelp Deals to its iPhone and Android apps.  An update to its mobile apps that is getting pushed out today will add a new deals icon to the app.  When you click on it you can see a list of nearby Yelp Deals for discounts at restaurants, spas, and other businesses. Read More