SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(http://www.groupon.com), a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events, launched in Sacramento on April 26, 2010.)--Groupon (
“Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way”
“Sacramento is widely known as a diverse city rich in history, culture and the arts,” said Groupon founder Andrew Mason. “We’re looking forward to introducing new customers to the best local merchants, while helping residents explore Sacramento and save money on their favorite things to do.”
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 more than four million subscribers more than $170 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.”
Sacramento is Groupon’s fifty-third city. Other Groupon cities in California include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Fresno. During its first week in the area, Groupon's featured deals included an Ethiopian restaurant, tickets to a comedy show, a yoga studio and a spa; upcoming deals include swing dancing lessons, paintball, an upscale clothing shop and a coffeehouse.
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.