Groupon seems to have a way of gathering up all the undesirable customers in the world and dumping them at your door; these customers hang around Groupon looking for things that seem like bargains. They buy stuff they don’t really want and don’t understand; they then become a support burden for a while, before leaving poor feedback about your business. If such a campaign goes viral you can expect to have hundreds of these people turning up for months. Oh, and I almost forgot – Groupon then gouges a large lump out of the low price paid leaving your business selling at a loss or worse and keeps their email address. Sounds like A Win-Win-Lose deal to me!
There is a better way – run your own coupon scheme for your own customers.
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For a low monthly charge, SMEsOnline offers clients a Facebook coupon posting dashboard – clients can set up their own coupons on Facebook Pages, which are compatible with mobile devices (Facebook currently turns away mobile browsers, but not those using our service). You can create and manage as many coupon campaigns as you wish from here and gather ’Likes’ and optins to your email list as well as promoting the coupon campaign.