Groupon Launches Free Holiday Gifting for Local Businesses

  Groupon Launches Free Holiday Gifting for Local Businesses

   Digital and Print Solutions Give Last-Minute Shoppers More Local Gifting

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- December 19, 2013

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) ( today announced two new
solutions for last-minute shoppers: the Grouponvelope and the digital gift
voucher. With these new options, Groupon lets local merchants who do not have
a gift card program reach millions of customers looking for last-minute but
thoughtful holiday gift ideas.

Screen shot of Groupon's new Grouponvelope gift card option at
(Graphic: Business Wire)

Screen shot of Groupon's new Grouponvelope gift card option at
(Graphic: Business Wire)

“Many merchants don’t have the resources to invest in the same digital gifting
solutions provided by national retailers, and they miss out on sales that are
important to their bottom line,” said Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky. “Our new
gifting solutions create a level playing field for local merchants and
effortless last-minute holiday shopping for consumers.”

Groupon’s new gifting solutions help businesses capitalize on increased demand
during the holiday season and provide a great value to customers looking to
stretch their gifting dollar.

The digital gift vouchers and Grouponvelope and are available for virtually
every deal on, including travel experiences from Groupon Getaways
and products from Groupon Goods. Once the purchase process begins and “Give as
a gift” is clicked, shoppers can choose “Electronic Style” or “Print Style.”

With “Electronic Style,” the gift giver can choose from four different
electronic envelope themes and select a delivery date at checkout. The
animated e-card will arrive on the selected delivery date.

With “Print Style,” the gift giver can print out a specially designed gift
Grouponvelope that can be cut and folded into a holiday-themed envelope and
card. Detailed instructions on how to assemble the Grouponvelope are
illustrated in the following video:

Popular e-gifts have included: prix fixe dinners, massages, painting classes,
electronics and warm weather destinations.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you
start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By
leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers
consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers
discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon
Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of
electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and
interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and
services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment
processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow
and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to
Groupon emails, visit To download Groupon's five-star mobile
apps, visit To learn more about the company’s merchant
solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit

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