La bonne surprise de Groupon… puis la moins bonne La bonne surprise de Groupon… puis la moins bonne Il y a un certain temps, j’ai acheté un bon chez Groupon pour un restaurant indien. Malheureusement, quand est venu le moment de réserver mon dîner, je suis tombée sur la messagerie – saturée – dudit restaurant. Après plusieurs autre vaines tentatives à des jours et heures différents, j’ai finalement du me résigner à écrire à Groupon pour leur demander ce qu’il fallait faire dans ce cas, et j’ai reçu la réponse suivante : Du coup, je me dis : 1. Ils sont réactifs chez Groupon (message envoyé le soir du 8 février, réponse reçue le lendemain dans la matinée) 2.
Editor’s note:This guest post was written by Rocky Agrawal, an entrepreneur who has worked on local products since 1995. He blogs at reDesign and Tweets @rakeshlobster. “How much is your average sale here?” “It’s about five dollars.” That one question told me Jessie Burke had been sold an unsuitable product. Groupon Was “The Single Worst Decision I Have Ever Made As A Business Owner” Groupon Was “The Single Worst Decision I Have Ever Made As A Business Owner”
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that's entertainment Posted by Sheila Shayon on March 17, 2011 10:30 AM As if there could be any doubt that Silicon Valley and Hollywood are enmeshed, Facebook is testing movie delivery with Warner Bros. starting with Batman The Dark Knight rentals for 30 Facebook credits or $3. Netflix, already in the streaming movie business, has committed approximately $100 million to buy and develop two 13-episode seasons of House of Cards, a drama starring Kevin Spacey, produced and directed by David Fincher. Now Groupon, while not streaming, is bringing its members to the big show with its first deal offer for movie tickets. The promotion involves Lionsgate’s new release, The Lincoln Lawyer, the legal drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei that opens this Friday. Groupon Goes to the Movies Groupon Goes to the Movies
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Updated Feb. 26, 2011 12:01 a.m. ET Daily deals website Groupon Inc. saw its revenue surge to $760 million last year from $33 million the previous year, with more than a third of its 2010 sales coming from outside the U.S., according to an internal memo. The email, sent by Groupon Chief Executive Andrew Mason to staffers in early January, also reveals the founder's grand ambitions for the company he started three years ago. Groupon Revenue Hit $760 Million Last Year Groupon Revenue Hit $760 Million Last Year
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Exclusif. La strat?gie de Groupon France face aux agr?gateurs de deals Depuis lundi, Groupon France a bloqué pour une période test d’un mois la diffusion de ses deals sur les nombreux agrégateurs apparus ces derniers temps sur le marché (Dealsurf, OhMyDeal, 123Deals…). Deux raisons principales sont mises en avant par le leader mondial des deals du jour: - Un mécontentement grandissant exprimé par les clients qui reçoivent plusieurs alertes mails pour un même deal. - La faiblesse de l’acquisition générée par ces partenariats. Exclusif. La strat?gie de Groupon France face aux agr?gateurs de deals
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Groupon's Online Coupon Users Overwhelm Stores Customers sit inside Philz Coffee Inc. in San Francisco. Customers sit inside Philz Coffee Inc. in San Francisco. Close Close Open Photographer: Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle via Bloomberg Groupon's Online Coupon Users Overwhelm Stores
I’m frequently asked how Groupon chooses which businesses to feature. Variety is obviously important—part of what makes Groupon fun is the mix of business types and neighborhoods. And of course, we make sure we’re offering the best price out there. But most importantly, we focus on quality. The Groupon Promise « Groublogpon – The Serious Blog of Groupon The Groupon Promise « Groublogpon – The Serious Blog of Groupon
With I.P.O., Groupon Is Said to Value Itself at $15 Billion Jose More/Chicago News CooperativeA huge public stock offering would be a significant milestone for Andrew Mason, Groupon’s founder and chief executive. 9:40 p.m. | Updated Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion offer from Google, is pushing ahead with plans for its initial public offering, a debut that could value the company at $15 billion or more. The company, which just raised a record $950 million from big investors, discussed a public offering with bankers this week, according to two people with knowledge of the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Banks are pitching Groupon on dizzying valuations at which they expect to take the company public, with many at $15 billion, these people said. Groupon, which is expected to make its debut in the spring, is prepared to meet with bankers again on Friday, according to the two people. With I.P.O., Groupon Is Said to Value Itself at $15 Billion
Groupon Raises $950 Million ? Now Comes the Hard Part: Tech News and Analysis ? “You know what’s cooler than a million dollars? A billion dollars.” Fans of the movie The Social Network — especially those who live in Silicon Valley — like to recite that line a lot, and now Groupon gets to feel how cool that really is, thanks to a new round of funding. Groupon Raises $950 Million ? Now Comes the Hard Part: Tech News and Analysis ?
How did Groupon scale their sales team so quickly From hearing Andrew Mason first-hand to studying the business case of Groupon, here's what I can gather: How Groupon acquired new advertisers1. Andrew Mason and Co. going door to door in Chicago. 2.
In one month, Groupon's skyrocketing revenues suddenly tanked by 30 percent—and it just happened to be the month of the site's widely hated Super Bowl ad, according to data compiled by TechCrunch. The blog cited calculations based on every deal posted to Groupon's site over the past year. After strong growth in 2010, especially at year's end and into 2011, monthly revenue abruptly fell from $88.9 million in January to $61.7 million in February. It's not like Groupon had dropped off the radar. AdFreak: Did Groupon's ads cause revenues to tank?
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