Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) (http://www.groupon.com)
today announces free shipping and free returns from Groupon Goods, the
company's goods channel that offers surprising and useful items at an
unbelievable discount. In addition, Groupon Goods launches its first
holiday catalog, featuring great deals on gifts for Him, Her, Them, You,
Those Guys Over There and It, as well as Groupon Goods' toy catalog,
stuffed to the brim with must-have toys for kids of all ages.
Groupon Goods purchases over $15 and weighing less than an electric
fireplace or a 4' X 12' sheet of drywall (i.e., 150 lbs.) come with free
shipping. Also, returns weighing less than 150 lbs. can be shipped back
to Groupon Goods for free via the convenient Online Return Center.
"The holidays are a time for giving but no one wants to give half their
budget to pay for shipping," said Faisal Masud, head of Groupon Goods.
"We're happy to alleviate some stress and help shoppers stretch their
dollars with the debut of free shipping for purchases over $15, just in
time for gifting season."
The new toy catalog can be found at http://www.groupon.com/goods/toys,
and the overall holiday catalog can be found at: http://www.groupon.com/goods/holidays.
The catalogs will be refreshed with new deals on Nov. 16 and will be
live through Nov. 22.
Groupon Goods recently celebrated its first anniversary with 4.3 million
customers as of September 2012. Groupon Goods features a wide variety of
high quality inventory, from diamond jewelry and designer sunglasses to
mattresses, computer tablets, 3D HD televisions and the giant
radio-controlled flying shark. New items are added every day of the week
and often sell out. To check out the latest and subscribe for email
updates, visit http://www.groupon.com/goods.
Free shipping of orders over $15 and free returns may be subject to
certain restrictions. See groupon.com/goods
for more details.
(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 deal campaigns, credit
card 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 www.Groupon.com.
To learn more about the company's merchant
solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those
discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences
include, but are not limited to, the factors included under the headings
''Risk Factors'' and ''Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations'' in the company's Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and subsequently filed
quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
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