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Old 15 March 2011, 11:04   #1
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Vouchers/Coupons

Has anyone experience of voucher offers which are becoming a bit of a phenomenon, such as www.LivingSocial.com . I have heard good and bad so unsure of their wealth to open the door to more customers.
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Has anyone experience of voucher offers which are becoming a bit of a phenomenon, such as www.LivingSocial.com . I have heard good and bad so unsure of their wealth to open the door to more customers.
Either you got hacked or that is for US consumers?
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Old 15 March 2011, 11:23   #3
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Cookee, cheers not hacked this time. I just added a link which is obviously wrong , a company called Groupon and I think living social do UK vouchers. I have no idea about any of them but just looking a business models to improve growth
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Cookee, cheers not hacked this time. I just added a link which is obviously wrong , a company called Groupon and I think living social do UK vouchers. I have no idea about any of them but just looking a business models to improve growth
Ok if:
1. you can get repeat business from the clients eg a pizza house for instance

2. You can charge 'extras' eg a photographer or massage

The coupon people will screw you down on price.

From my experience Groupon are slow payers, always underpay, always reject a number of the vouchers (after taking people out)

Great for the customers though!
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so simeon -

2 business opportunities for you:

massages with extras after a trip on the honda - knowing your clientele they'd love it...
or
groupon one way trips: shamrock marina to bramble bank. return leg is extra?
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and ian - a london rib company have used groupon several times recently. i think we restict the use of coupons to typically 'slow' business days. keep the ref numbers and not aware of payment probs, but i don't hang around the office that much to know if that's a typical problem. It certainly has boosted numbers on the days we've used them. probably best for 'taster' type events so you can onsell the better trips later?
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Old 15 March 2011, 20:35   #7
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so simeon -

2 business opportunities for you:

massages with extras after a trip on the honda - knowing your clientele they'd love it...
or
groupon one way trips: shamrock marina to bramble bank. return leg is extra?
Yup and I know the ideal skipper to do the massages with extras

What was the name of that old Skipper Bird you used to hang around with, the one you had the 'Bathroom moment' with?

We tried that last year dropping a group off at Calshot

They really didnt see the funny side!
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