CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is turning 10, and the global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods is marking its decade evolution from a daily deals company into a local ecommerce leader with a two-day birthday celebration. The Groupon 10th Birthday Sale runs from Nov. 17-18 and features extra savings on ways to look good and have fun this holiday season. In addition, Groupon has brought back the most successful fundraising campaign ever launched via its platform, which provides people with the opportunity to donate to Vested Interest in K9s––an organization that provides bullet- and stab-protective vests for law enforcement dogs that put their lives in danger to protect their human partners in the line of duty. People can donate to the campaign here (gr.pn/VIK9s).
“Much has changed in 10 years since our first 2-for-1 pizza offer in Chicago. We’re now a fixture in hundreds of communities around the world; we’ve worked with more than 1 million merchants and have nearly 50 million customers in 15 countries,” said Groupon CEO Rich Williams. “What hasn’t changed is our commitment to becoming the daily habit in local and building strong communities through thriving small businesses. To everyone who has been a part of Groupon’s journey these past 10 years, thank you!”
Groupon, which has globally saved consumers more than $30 billion and pumped more than $20 billion into local communities, is giving people a number of ways to save money and help small businesses throughout its birthday celebration, including 25 percent off local deals with the promo code PARTY.*
With nearly 1.5 billion Groupons sold in the last 10 years, Groupon designed an infographic with some pretty staggering item-level statistics to demonstrate the enormous volume this represents:
- 85 million slices of pizza
- 66 million ounces of steak
- 33 million quarts of oil changed
- 9 million feet of ramen
- 375 years of yoga poses
To view the full 10-year anniversary Groupon infographic, please visit https://www.groupon.com/pages/10th-birthday.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.
Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and services to profitably grow their businesses.
To download Groupon's top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.groupon.com. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.
*Valid on 1 unit per transaction, maximum 3 local deals. Up to $50 discount per deal. Ends 11/18. Exclusions apply. Full details at gr.pn/promofaq.