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Groupon App for iPhone Users Now Available in India
Consumers in India will be able to now download the Groupon app for iPhone. Groupon offers consumers the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across 48 countries. The Groupon mobile app makes it easier for consumers and allows them to buy, redeem and organize their purchases.
Groupon India ties up with Croma to sell products online
Online deal sites seek a new deal
Today, deals are picking up again, but the focus lies on mobile, and on terms like gamification and engagement, instead of discounts. We spoke to some of the big companies that lasted through the churn, to understand how their business works, and also to some of the new entrants into the field, to see how the industry is going to shape up.
Groupon India partners with GiveIndia
Taking forward the ethos of Groupon Grassroots – an initiative aimed at supporting local causes, Groupon India has collaborated with GiveIndia and The Akshaya Patra Foundation to support ‘India’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme’ – a campaign aimed at preventing malnutrition, curbing classroom hunger and increasing school enrolments & attendance. As part of this partnership, Groupon India will introduce a special offer for Rs.660 which will sponsor a yearlong supply of nutritious lunches for a school child through GiveIndia & The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Groupon India to focus on wellness, travel for growth
Deals company Groupon India today said it will focus on wellness, food & beverage and travel segments to grow its business in the Indian market.
Groupon Restructures South Asia Team; Ankur Warikoo Is APAC Emerging Markets Head
Daily deals site Groupon has restructured its South Asian management, with Groupon India CEO Ankur Warikoo being promoted to head the emerging markets in Asia Pacific, reports PTI (via The Economic Times). Warikoo will look after the company’s operations in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines.
Customised offers to suite the Indian: Groupon IndiaLaunched in April 2011, Groupon India formally known as Crazeal has sold more than five lakh deal vouchers, featured more than 15,000 deals and has worked with more than 5000 unique merchants across the country till date.
Groupon India becomes title sponsor for Conquest 2013
Conquest 2013 unveils Groupon India as title sponsor. Flabbergasting deals to finalists, participants- anyone and everyone. Salon appointment, health checkup, laser eye surgery- whatever you want. Whenever you want. You got it. One word for it- Groupon India.
How Groupon is leveraging analytics to personalize user experience
Innovative experiential marketing tactics backed by a strong technology platform is enabling Groupon India to carve out its unique space in the crowded site marketplace.
Groupon India supports "Women for Change" this International Womens Day
Groupons initiative is aimed at supporting local causes, on International Womens day, Groupon India collaborates with Samhita on "Support a Woman" Program which is championed by Stayfree Women for Change to ensure that every girl and woman has a healthy & hygienic life, which is her right.
Groupon India launches CSR initiative
On the other hand, a healthy woman ensures a healthy family and is capable of raising her children with the right knowledge and resources.
Groupons Andrew Mason on how the 5-year-old company race for scale
By his own admission, Andrew Mason is a "social recluse" who would once a year, drive past people on a riverboat tour or a museum and lament the fact that he was not out there doing those things more often. True to his words, the 31-year-old founder and CEO of the worlds largest deep-discount website Groupon.
IIFL- Leader Speak | Interview with Bharath Devanathan, COO, Groupon IndiaBharath Devanathan, COO, Groupon India has played a key role in the success of Groupon in India. With over 12 years of extensive experience in technology, management and operations, Bharath was appointed COO at Groupon India in April 2011. He is primarily responsible for managing and growing the business of Groupon in India, as well as leading the companys product development and technology strategy.
Deals are just one part of our business
Bringing quality merchants on board and delivering exciting deals for the customer is the secret of Groupon’s success in India, Ankur Warikoo
Groupon India deals in humour to cut through the clutter
Online deal site Groupon India has released its first brand campaign. The brand has chosen the high humour route to highlight the ‘craziest deals‘on offer. TVCs created by Ideas@Work went on air on 27 November and will run for four weeks. Four films are on air currently and three more are yet to be released.
Crazeal re-branded to Groupon India
Groupon Inc., the global leader in group buying with a presence in 48 countries and a subscriber base of over 200 million, recently announced the rebranding of its India business from Crazeal to Groupon India (www.groupon.co.in).
Groupon deals with experiential marketing
The Indian consumer has always been drawn towards touch and feel, when it comes to shopping. To leverage this factor, Groupon India is trying to engage the consumers through experiential marketing.
A deal site is now a bad word: Ankur Warikoo, Groupon India
Completing a year in India, Crazeal, the Indian unit of US-based Groupon Inc., is investing heavily in technology to serve its merchants better; Ankur Warikoo, CEO speaks to afaqs! on the new tool Merchant Center and shares his thoughts on the deals segment in the e-commerce space.
Groupon names Kal Raman as COO
Groupon Inc said on Wednesday that it promoted Kal Raman to chief operating officer (COO), giving the executive more power as the world’s largest daily deal company tries to turn around its struggling international businesses.
Building customer loyalty: Online retailers like Groupon, Zivame & Goibibo directly interacting with consumers
Global online deals major Groupon rolled out a carnival for its select consumers and merchants in Delhi. The event, which included games, wine tasting, foot massage and live sushi, was used to announce the rebranding of its Indian arm Crazeal.com as Groupon India as well as to directly connect with its consumers. Groupon is also organising exclusive screening of Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg 2 for its select customers across 10 cities at 50% discount.
How e-commerce will click in future
Ankur Warikoo, CEO of Groupon India, a daily deal site, points out that India has entered the second phase of e-commerce and online shopping with only serious players left in the fray now. Others, both big and small, have either shut shop or have merged and consolidated. “The big churn has taken place and people have realised e-commerce is not child’s play.”
Sit down for coffee
This piece talks about the good and not so agreeable TVCs that are launched currently by the marketers. Read further for some of the crazier TVCs in town.
Googles GOSF Initiative Is As Desi As Can Be!
It’s the Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) day today. Perfect for compulsive shopaholics, the US equivalent of Cyber Monday is witnessing some fun stuff going up on sale. For the uninitiated, Googles GOSF is an aggregator of sorts for websites that "sells" anything (and everything) over the internet, goods as well as services.
E-commerce to see unprecedented growth
Internet has played a silent but important role in giving a boost to India’s consumption story. The e-commerce industry, which in India is still in its infancy, has given ordinary consumers the opportunity to experience an extraordinary lifestyle by giving them access to larger than life offers at an affordable price.
We are a lifestyle discovery engine
Psychedelic Warzone: Shoot It Out with a Burst of Colors! Starting Rs499 for Paintball and Hookah for Two OR Four People at Shootout Zone, Andheri Modh. This and many more niche daily deal offers flash regularly on Groupon (the Indian unit of Groupon) website. Apparently, the company is a late entrant in India’s coupon website space ruled by local players such as Snapdeal and Mydala.
Deal (or no deal)
Conventional wisdom says a place would smell of Maggi if it is inhabited by a single man or a handful of children. Ankur Warikoo, a 31-year-old married man, has added a third scenario to it. The aroma of Maggi permeates the air in the first floor office of Groupon in New Delhis East of Kailash. Warikoo, its CEO, is crazy about Nestles instant noodle.
Truth behind online sales
Call them flash sales, secret sales or private sales, they all mean one thing: deals that promise heavy discounts for a limited period of time. Says Ankur Warikoo, CEO, Groupon.co.in: "We have proactively taken steps to review our customer policy which has led to a 90% drop in complaints. For travel deals, the merchant contact is always visible and we have put in place a 100% refund policy on travel deals within 14 days of purchase."
Hundreds of such entrepreneurs are delighted at the sudden turn in the fortunes of India’s e-tailers in 2011 but the race to the top is wide open. Retailers in India are following three models – the Amazon model, EBay model, and the Groupon model.
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