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Discount Trends… get the inside scoop

By Catherine Gluckstein Sept 3, 2012 We all know that the winter holidays are the busiest shopping period of the year and the time that retailers offer the biggest discounts, but did you know Tuesdays were the day to find the best deals?  There are many surprising, less obvious discount trends that can help small online businesses compete with the big ... Read More »

Ecommerce Solution Sharing Spree Combines Daily Deals and Philanthropy

December 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The concept of linking sales to non-profits is a swiftly growing phenomenon. Websites like Nonprofitshoppingmall.com and GoodShop.com allow consumers to donate to charities through their ecommerce purchases using a click-through technology. Although these websites have been around for the past decade, their success has been limited and slow-growing. However, new ecommerce solution ... Read More »

Groupon Gets in the Holiday Spirit With Grouponicus

November 15, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Groupo the Bargain Bird is back and that can only mean one thing:  It’s Grouponicus time! For those of you who missed it last year, Grouponicus is a holiday created by daily deal site Groupon in 2010. It is symbolized by Groupo the Bargain Bird (nothing says “great holiday deals” like a ... Read More »

Giftiki Offers a Creative Approach to Collaborative Ecommerce

November 3, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team New collaborative ecommerce solution Giftiki is a group gift giving platform that allows friends to pool their money together to buy a friend a combined gift. Launched less than 4 weeks ago, Giftiki is in its first stage of beta but has already enjoyed more success than founder and CEO Justin Stanislaw ... Read More »

Taking a “peeq” at Ecommerce Solution “sneakpeeq”

October 7, 2011 By The ZippyCart Content Team If there’s one thing we know about online shoppers, it’s that they can’t pass up a great deal. This truth is validated by the ever-increasing number of people flocking to group-buy and flash sale sites. The booming industry, most often promoting daily deals to create a sense of urgency among shoppers, is ... Read More »

Is Groupon Sneaking onto the Scene of Ecommerce?

September 30, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Wednesday morning, daily deal site Groupon.com quietly rolled out their latest endeavor: Groupon Goods. Coming just one day after the introduction of Groupon Rewards, a customer loyalty program to officially launch next month, Groupon Goods features discounted direct buy products instead of their usual coupon deals. Unlike Groupon’s other discount offers, Groupon ... Read More »

Yelp: Death of a (Daily Deal) Salesman

August 29, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team After just a year since its own public launch of daily deals, the social review site Yelp has raised the white flag and is the latest contender to bow out of the daily deal business competition. The announcement comes on the heels of social network giant Facebook, who will also put an ... Read More »

Group Commerce Acquires Geo-Location Startup Socialight

August 24, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Group Commerce, a New York based company that offers turn-key solutions for companies looking to offer their own daily deals, has acquired geo-location start-up Socialight. The Socialight team and technology will be put toward developing Group Commerce’s mobile strategy, Group Commerce CEO Jonty Kelt and Socialight founder Dan Melinger said. Terms of ... Read More »

Groupon Q2 Numbers: Growing Pains or a Red Flag?

August 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Have you ever seen a young child run too fast for its own body to catch up it becomes unclear whether or not he or she will take a tumble or just keep running at that momentum? It’s a strange analogy but it seems these days, the daily deals champion, Groupon is ... Read More »

WhaleShark Receives $10m From Google Ventures

August 3, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Google Ventures has decided to take a share in online coupon ecommerce solutions. Today, WhaleShark Media has announced that they received a $10 million round in funding from Google. This puts their funding total up to $133 million since inception. The company was founded in 2009 and focuses on acquisitions. WhaleShark Media ... Read More »