Tag Archives: Groupon

What’s Ahead for Gilt Groupe and Other “Flash Sale” Retailers

This is a pivotal time period for Groupon, LivingSocial, Gilt Groupe, and other online “flash sale” retailers. For example, as noted by Daily Deal Media:”Groupon is trying to dig itself out of the trenches and increase its value again. It’s … Continue reading

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The Most Attractive U.S. Retail Employers: The Results of a Universum Student Survey

Each year, Universum presents the results of its “Ideal Student Employer Survey in the U.S.” The most recent survey included thousands of undergraduate and graduate student respondents. These are among the most highly-rated retail firms. Click the icons to access … Continue reading

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Daily Deal Promotions Not Working for Small Retailers

As we’ve written about before, daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial often do not achieve the intended results for retailers — namely, to offer a deeply-discounted deal through a Web site coupon that gets people to visit a … Continue reading

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Both Retailers and Shoppers Losing Interest in Daily Deal Sites

A couple of years ago, daily deal sites such as Groupon seemed to be the wave of the future: retailers would get new customers to stop by to try out their wares and shoppers would get big bargains. Yet, today, … Continue reading

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A Laugh Out Loud Groupon

Groupon, the deal of the day site, offers a lot of good values. Sometimes, it provides a good chuckle. Although the deal for the inflatable whale shown below is no longer available, you can click on the photo to see … Continue reading

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A Groupon Alternative Aims to Offer Small Businesses a Better Deal

As David Freedman reports in the New York Times: “Constant Contact has been one of the big success stories when it comes to online companies that specialize in serving small businesses. Some half a million of them count on the … Continue reading

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Groupon’s Growing Pains

As Shayndi Rice, writing in the Wall Street Journal reports, “Groupon Inc. went public on the promise of fast growth and future profits. But on Wednesday, some of those promises remained elusive. In its first major test since an initial public offering … Continue reading

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