FORT WORTH, Texas--(http://www.groupon.com), a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events across the country, launched in Fort Worth on April 19, 2010.)--Groupon (
“Fort Worth is an economic and cultural hub, making it an ideal city to launch Groupon”
“Fort Worth is an economic and cultural hub, making it an ideal city to launch Groupon," said Groupon founder Andrew Mason. “We’ll offer consumers unbeatable deals showcasing everything from museums to outdoor activities, while providing an influx of new customers to new and existing merchants in the area.”
Using the principles of collective buying, Groupon negotiates unprecedented deals with top businesses. Groupon subscribers receive free daily emails alerting them to the deal. These deals are only activated if a minimum number of people agree to buy, encouraging subscribers to share the promotion with family and friends via social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. By guaranteeing a large number of new customers, Groupon creates a win-win for local merchants. So far, this innovative approach to e-commerce has generated millions in revenue for local businesses while saving approximately four million subscribers more than $150 million.
“Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way,” said Mason. “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 Fort Worth, Groupon's featured deals will include an Italian market, spa, car wash and miniature golf course. Fort Worth is Groupon's fifty-first city. Other Groupon cities in Texas include Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see, and buy in major cities across the U.S. and in Canada, with plans to be in 100 cities by the end of 2010. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers. Groupon is a project of The Point (http://www.thepoint.com), an online community launched in 2007 for organizing group action.
To get Groupon’s daily free email for the best in your city, subscribe at http://www.groupon.com.
To get the Groupon iPhone app, visit http://gr.pn/moblapp.
To learn how to become a featured business on Groupon, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.