Groupola

  • Groupola gets its wrist slapped by OFT as 192 iPhones go missing

    Groupola gets its wrist slapped by OFT as 192 iPhones go missing

    Groupola, which originally launched as a Groupon-clone in the UK but has since pivoted to become a daily deal aggregator, has been found by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading of operating ‘bait pricing’ in its much publicised iPhone promotion held last year. At the time, Groupola’s biggest crime was that its website crashed throughout much of the day of the group… Read More

  • Is Groupola heading to the deadpool?

    Is Groupola heading to the deadpool?

    Groupola, the rather opportunistically named UK Groupon clone from the same company behind MyVoucherCodes, has ceased offering any deals. A quick check in on the website today, for example, reveals no current live offers, and we’re hearing that this has been the state of play since late November. A sign that Groupola is heading to the deadpool maybe? It wouldn’t be the first… Read More

  • MyVoucherCodes lands on iPhone to help more local outlets cut their own margins

    MyVoucherCodes lands on iPhone to help more local outlets cut their own margins

    MyVoucherCodes, the UK’s leading discount voucher code site, has launched its local offering with an iPhone app (and accompanying website) that helps consumers locate the best local deals via GPS. However, as we noted when the company first unveiled its ‘hyper-local’ strategy, the idea isn’t a new one and MyVoucherCodes is entering a space that is getting crowded… Read More

  • Groupola's iPhone deal and a wonky server creates mailing list of upset customers

    Groupola's iPhone deal and a wonky server creates mailing list of upset customers

    It was always probably too good to be true. Groupola‘s aggressive campaign to build up its mailing list and create name recognition for the group buying site, appears to have somewhat backfired. The UK Groupon-clone has been running a promotion offering a limited number of its email subscribers an unlocked iPhone 4 for £99, a massive discount of 80.16%. The deal was scheduled to go… Read More

  • Attack of the Groupon clones 2 – If you can't beat 'em, aggregate 'em

    Attack of the Groupon clones 2 – If you can't beat 'em, aggregate 'em

    [UK] There doesn’t seem to be a week gone by without the launch of another Groupon clone. In fact, so hot is the group buying space that we’re now hearing of a number of sites that do nothing more than aggregate the daily deals of the Groupon clones. West Sussex-based Deal Romeo, which has only just launched, is one such offering. The site, which is privately funded and was founded… Read More

  • Attack of the Groupon clones – Here comes Snippa

    Attack of the Groupon clones – Here comes Snippa

    [UK] Now this is getting a little silly. Snippa, another UK-based Groupon clone launches today, this time from two experienced entrepreneurs: Tim O’Shea, founder of Blurtit, and David Hobart, founder of PureContent. The company is self funded by O’Shea and Hobart from their existing businesses, operating with a six person team headquartered in North Walsham, Norfolk. Snippa, which… Read More

  • Groupola.com – yet another Groupon clone launches in the UK

    Groupola.com – yet another Groupon clone launches in the UK

    [UK] A new website launches in the UK today that uses “the power of group-buying to save consumers up to 90% off the best things to do, see, eat and buy.” Sounds familiar? Yep, it’s yet another Groupon clone. Only this time, Groupola.com is already making claims to be the biggest group buying site in the country. That’s because it’s launching simultaneously in 8… Read More

  • The Horror – Welcome Groupola, Yet Another Groupon Clone

    The Horror – Welcome Groupola, Yet Another Groupon Clone

    A new website launches in the UK today that uses “the power of group-buying to save consumers up to 90% off the best things to do, see, eat and buy.” Sounds familiar? Yep folks, it’s yet another Groupon clone. Only this time, Groupola.com is already making claims to be biggest group buying site in the UK. That’s because it’s launching simultaneously in 8 of… Read More