New feature expands the number of ways that local businesses can
leverage working with Groupon
announced it is expanding the number of ways that it works with
merchants by launching Deal Builder, a convenient, 24/7 self-service
option for local businesses to build their own Groupon deal. The new
Deal Builder platform, which lives on GrouponWorks.com,
guides merchants through a step-by-step process and enables them to
choose from a series of popular deal templates to construct a promotion
that best meets the needs of their business.
Groupon is expanding the number of ways that it works with merchants by launching Deal Builder, a convenient, 24/7 self-service option for local businesses to build their own Groupon deal.(Photo: Business Wire)
"With the launch of Deal Builder, we now have a customizable solution
for the thousands of merchants that contact us directly every month
wanting to run a deal," said Dan Roarty, vice president of product
development at Groupon. "By expanding the number of ways that merchants
can work with Groupon, we're providing our customers with even more
great local business options when they want to do or buy just about
anything, anywhere, anytime."
Piloted to an audience of more than 10,000 merchants, Deal Builder is
now available to almost every local business in the United States. To
begin the process, merchants fill out their basic information, and then
choose the right deal structure and discount for their business.
Once a merchant is finished, and they have opportunity to review the
final product, they e-sign their contract and the deal goes live after a
short review process. If at any time throughout the process a merchant
needs to speak with a Groupon sales representative, they can reach
someone via a live chat button.
"Merchants can tell us how many customers they need and what type of
discount they want to offer, and we'll use our expertise from working
with more than 500,000 businesses worldwide to help guide them to create
an effective Groupon promotion for their business," Roarty added.
Deal Builder is available for almost all local businesses, including
health and beauty, service-oriented and activities-based businesses.
Merchants can even choose which of their products or services they want
to feature as part of their Groupon deal. The platform will expand to
food and beverage merchants later in 2014.
Groupon's local ecommerce marketplace had more than 65,000 active deals
on average at the end of Q3 2013. To get started with building a Groupon
deal, merchants can visit https://www.grouponworks.com/get-featured.
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Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the
place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime,
anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale,
Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over
the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or
on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and
find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods.
Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain
and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of
products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit
card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that
help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great
deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit
www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile.
To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
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Nick Halliwell, 312-999-3806
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