Groupon Launches Gnome™

Gnome_w_StandA Tablet Solution that Helps Merchants Run Their Business and Connect with Customers

Gnome allows for seamless redemption of Groupons via Bluetooth and helps merchants run their business more effectively and develop deeper, longer-lasting relationships with their customers

Today we announced Gnome, a new tablet-based platform that will provide sophisticated tools to local merchants to run their businesses more effectively and understand their customers better. The tablet will let merchants instantly recognize their Groupon customers as they enter their business, seamlessly redeem Groupons and save time and money with a simple point of-sale system and credit card payment processing service. Gnome will soon integrate with popular accounting software programs such as QuickBooks and Xero and offer a suite of customer relationship management tools, including the ability to customize marketing campaigns based on purchase history, share customer feedback via social media and respond to customer inquiries or comments.

“Gnome is an amazing piece of technology that plugs our merchants into the Web and helps them form relationships with every customer that walks in their front door,” said Eric Lefkofsky, CEO. “When it’s complete, Gnome will serve as an operating system for merchants to run their entire operation and enable them to create real-time promotions that bring customers into their business when they need them the most.” Continue Reading

Groupon Wins 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Award for Best POS Transformation

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We’re excited to announce that we have garnered top honors at the 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards for the category of Best POS Transformation. PYMNTS.com, the leading platform for news and content related to the latest in payments innovation, recognized Groupon for two of our merchant solutions: Groupon Payments, a convenient way for merchants to accept credit cards at the guaranteed lowest overall rates, and Breadcrumb, an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable iPad POS system for restaurants, bars and cafes.

Winners were selected across 16 categories by a panel of judges with vast expertise in payments and point of sale innovations. Finalists received their awards at the 2013 PYMNTS.com Innovator Awards Dinner on March 21, 2013 at Harvard University.

Read the full article on our Merchant Blog.

Groupon’s Best of 2012

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We asked you who’s the best, you listened, you responded, and we listened. Now we get to announce the launch of Best of Groupon, a special collection of offers from more than 1,700 of our top local businesses.

From our GrouponWorks Merchant Blog:

The collection honors merchants for their popularity and high levels of customer service and gives consumers the chance to start a new adventure or relive some of their Groupon favorites, from sushi dinners to ziplines. Continue Reading