DAYTON, Ohio--(http://www.groupon.com), a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 150 cities around the world, launched in Dayton on July 7, 2010.)--Groupon (
“Groupon will thrive in a city like Dayton, with its great businesses, museums and historical neighborhoods”
“Groupon will thrive in a city like Dayton, with its great businesses, museums and historical neighborhoods,” said Groupon founder Andrew Mason. “We’ll offer residents unbeatable deals on the best to eat, do, see and buy in Dayton, while introducing a stream of new customers to local merchants.”
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 millions of subscribers in North America $300 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 Dayton, Groupon's featured deals included a local barbeque favorite, a yoga studio and a coffeehouse. Upcoming features include scuba lessons and a facial package. Dayton is the fourth Groupon city in Ohio, joining Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus.
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 150 cities around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers. 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.
To get the Groupon iPhone app, visit http://gr.pn/moblapp.
To learn more on how to become a featured business on Groupon, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.