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Groupon, Has any one used it for new business?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by madisonpressurewashing, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. madisonpressurewashing

    madisonpressurewashing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 366

    Groupon, Has any one used it for new business? How would you shape up the add?
  2. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    I believe they help you shape make the ad.
  3. Justinp

    Justinp LawnSite Member
    from Austin
    Posts: 23

    I feel like groupon would make your mow so cheap you would lose alot more than you gain. Does a $15 mow sound fun? lol
  4. PostcardMania

    PostcardMania LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    I agree with Justinp, you may lose money using Groupon, however, it's a great way to hit a large audience with no money up front. Plus you can prelim your offer so that Groupon has to sell a certain number of the offer in order for the deal to be on.

    Personally, I'm on Groupon and I've never seen a lawn/landscaping business use the service (yet).

    What are you doing to currently market your business?
  5. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 843

    I was featured on Groupon last month and I would say overall it has been a positive experience. I sold just under 50 and about half have redeemed so far. I had two options to choose from; mowing up .25 acre for $15 or two hours of shrub trimming for $49. I am making zero dollars of the Groupons sold, but I have picked up a handfull of new mowing accounts and the people who bought the shrub trim option seem like they will call me next time around.

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