Competition is the essence of commerce. The only way businesses get stronger is if there is competition to do things better, faster or at lower cost. All that businesses can -- or should -- ask for is for the rules of competition to be fair to all parties.
The more organized you are in accessing and managing daily deals, the easier it can be to save money on what you need and have a pleasant, positive experience. To keep the clutter out of your daily deals, I recommend these organizing strategies.
In the meteoric rise of the deals industry, local merchants have found that they receive once-and-done boatloads of deal-seekers. It's a world set up for the deal providers' success, not the local merchants,' and it must change.
When you cheap, bulk customers flood me with all kinds of additional problems, the costs extend beyond money. I actually made a profit off the last Groupon I ran. But I won't do it again because of the pain inflicted on me when dealing with you.
Trips to Cuba aren't a typical Caribbean beach vacation; there are plenty of vacation deals to the Dominican Republic or Jamaica if that's what you want. The schedules planned by these approved travel companies are busy with cultural activities
Never one for subtle movements, Groupon's come out swinging at loyalty. Unfortunately for Groupon, just shouting "loyalty" a bunch of times doesn't make it true. My message to merchants is this: Don't fall for this latest daily deal [Grou]Ponzi scheme.