Daily Archives: June 7, 2011

A look at Groupon’s extremely lopsided merchant agreement

See the Groupon, LivingSocial and daily deals merchant FAQ. Last night I posted a Groupon merchant contract  I received. When reading this analysis, please keep in mind that I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. It’s simply … Continue reading

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How daily deal companies could improve the merchant experience — and why they won’t

There are a number of ways that daily deal companies could improve the economics for merchants. Limit the number of deals people can buy in a set period of time. This would discourage deal habituation. (Of course, this isn’t in … Continue reading

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