DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.--(http://www.groupon.com), a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 500 markets around the world, launched in Daytona Beach on January 24, 2011.)--Groupon (
“Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way”
“A family-friendly city known for its attractions, dining, nightlife and cultural events, Daytona Beach is an excellent match for the Groupon model,” said Rob Solomon, president and chief operating officer of Groupon. “Groupon will offer residents and visitors unbeatable deals from the best businesses in Daytona Beach, while driving new customers to local merchants.”
Using the principles of collective buying, Groupon negotiates unprecedented discounts with popular businesses. Groupon subscribers get free daily emails alerting them to the deals. The deals are activated only when a minimum number of people agree to buy, encouraging subscribers to share the promotion with family and friends. By guaranteeing a large number of new customers, Groupon has created a powerful new marketing vehicle for local merchants. This innovative approach to e-commerce has brought millions of dollars in new revenue to local businesses while saving more than $1.5 billion for subscribers worldwide.
“Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way,” said Solomon. “We offer the consumer a great deal they can’t get anywhere else and deliver the sales directly to the merchant.”
During its first week in Daytona Beach, Groupon’s featured deals included movie tickets and Japanese cuisine. Upcoming deals include art museum passes, spa services and a hamburger restaurant. Daytona Beach joins 13 other Florida markets currently enjoying Groupon deals, with statewide savings of more than $40 million to date.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 500 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. For more information, visit http://www.groupon.com.
To get Groupon’s daily free email for the best in your city, subscribe at http://www.groupon.com.
For more information on Groupon apps for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, visit http://www.groupon.com/mobile.
To learn more on how to become a featured business on Groupon, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.