30 Jan '11, 10pm

Commentary: Singapore merchants about to jump on the Groupon daily-deal bandwagon should take heed

Singapore merchants about to jump on the daily-deal bandwagon should take heed. For some businesses which have partnered the likes of Groupon, theirs have been an exasperating story of "Eat, Pray, and (no) Love". Two-year-old Groupon is the trail blazer of daily deal sites with very similar modus operandi. Subscribers receive a daily alert offering a discounted deal at a local merchant. The merchant specifies on the Groupon site a minimum number of purchase commitments before the deal "tips". Once tipped, customers will pay in advance for their coupons and have usually up to a year to apply them. The outcome, on paper: New customers for merchants, hefty discounts for subscribers and a 50-per-cent cut for Groupon. A happy ending for all. Or is it? From Groupon's perspective, things could not have been better. It is on record the fastest growing company in Web history and de...

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