Google Offers Faces Off Against Groupon
See how a new group deals service from the lords of the internet fared against its rival after a month of beta testing.
Google's competitor to Groupon, Google Offers, has had its first month of beta testing in Portland, Oregon. A report was then released that identifies how well it did compared to the market leader. Google Offers seems to stand up well, despite its lack of originality. Their most popular deal was for $20 worth of merchandise at Powell's Books for $10, which sold out of its 5000 vouchers very quickly.
Google Offers was found to have more restrictions than Groupon but had a flexible deal structure that was more suitable to the needs of the businesses involved. The director for Google Offers, Eric Rosenblum, said: