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Aug 14, 2013
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Groupon Brings Low-Cost Processing Rates to the Most Common Way Local Businesses Accept Credit Card Payments

Addition of credit card terminals complements Groupon's existing payments offerings

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Groupon ( (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced the addition of credit card terminals to the company's existing payments suite for local businesses. With the inclusion of terminals, Groupon extends its popular payments service to the most common way that local businesses accept credit cards and makes an affordable and sophisticated payments solution available to nearly every merchant — regardless of the size of their business or budget.

Local businesses have three options to implement Groupon's payments service on a credit card terminal: configure an existing Verifone and Ingenico device; purchase a Verifone vx520 from Groupon for $150 (with no monthly contract or fees); or rent a Verifone vx520 to own for $15 per month (for 12 months). With the ability to run across mobile, iPad and terminal point-of-sale devices, Groupon now caters to every type of small business.

"While merchants are attracted to the easy signup, low and transparent pricing and powerful analytics provided by our payments service, not all merchants are ready to immediately adopt an iPad or iPhone for their credit card processing needs," said Sean Harper, director of product, Groupon. "We anticipate that most merchants will eventually migrate their payments to tablet and mobile POS systems, but for now, this option lets them use familiar hardware and still benefit from the features of our payments service to save money and better manage their businesses."

In addition to having a cost-effective hardware package, the pre-programmed device offers:

Groupon expects to add its payments service to additional mobile, tablet and terminal point-of-sale devices in the future. Merchants interested in learning more about Groupon's suite of iPad and mobile point-of-sale and payments solutions for local businesses can visit

In addition to payments, Groupon offers the Breadcrumb point-of-sale suite for merchants:

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About Breadcrumb

Breadcrumb by Groupon is a suite of powerful, cloud-based iPad and smartphone tools that help businesses operate faster, know their customers better and maximize revenue. Breadcrumb products include flexible, affordable iPad point-of-sale products and payments solutions for all businesses, which include a low price guarantee on credit card transaction fees, free installation assistance and 24/7 phone technical support. To learn more about Breadcrumb by Groupon products and to see them in action, visit

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deals, payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more effectively. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat, see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit

"Groupon" and "Breadcrumb" are registered trademarks of Groupon, Inc. All other names used may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Erin Yeager, 312-999-3434

Source: Groupon

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