Error
  • JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 85
  • JFile: :read: Unable to open file: /var/www/retaildetail/eu/ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js
  • JFile: :read: Unable to open file: /var/www/retaildetail/eu/components/com_k2/js/k2.js?v2.6.8&sitepath=/
  • JFile: :read: Unable to open file: /var/www/retaildetail/eu/components/com_jfbconnect/includes/jfbconnect.js?v412
 

Groupon opens physical store in Singapore

  • Written by 
  • Published in m-Tail
  •   
Featured Groupon opens physical store in Singapore

Coupon website Groupon has opened a physical shop in the center of Singapore, where visitors can collect their orders and discover by interesting deals. This is Groupon's first step in the offline retail world after four years of being a 'pure (online) player'.

Persuading Digital Illiterates

The shop officially opened its doors earlier this week, after a trial period. "Our customers prefer to pick up their Groupon Goods instantly and in a more convenient location," said Mr Karl Chong, CEO of Groupon Singapore. Whether this shop is a keeper or a pop-up store is yet to be determined, as is the question whether other stores are to follow soon.

 

With comfortable sofas and a lot of space, Groupon wants to attract clients who feel uneasy with online purchases. Fifty people are employed in the shop to take care of the personal contact with the client and to enlarge the involvement of the client with the brand. The website however is always present: internet terminals supply interesting deals for the client.


Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors
Slower growth than expected for Netflix

Slower growth than expected for Netflix

16/10/2014

American internet television supplier Netflix has attracted fewer subscribers in the third quarter than its management had anticipated, most likely due to higher prices.

Turnover increase for RFS Holland Holding

Turnover increase for RFS Holland Holding

16/10/2014

RFS Holland Holding (owner of, amongst others, Wehkamp) has managed a 7 % turnover increase in the first half of its fiscal year. Fonq registered the largest growth of all...

Blokker launches eCommerce platform Nextail

Blokker launches eCommerce platform Nextail

15/10/2014

Dutch Blokker Holding has moved all of its eCommerce activities, from all of its store formulas, into a single service center called Nextail. The service center will deal with all...

Shinola launches web shop in Europe

Shinola launches web shop in Europe

15/10/2014

American webshop Shinola, specialised in sustainable watches, bikes and leatherwear, has started European versions of its webshop, which are immediately available in several languages, like Dutch.

Foreign retailers benefit from Alibaba's Singles Day

Foreign retailers benefit from Alibaba's Singles Day

15/10/2014

Singles Day is to Chinese web shops what Black Friday is for American retailers: the best day of the year. For very first time, Alibaba's Tmall Global and AliExpress have...

BCBGMAXAZRIA expands online

BCBGMAXAZRIA expands online

13/10/2014

American brand BCBGMAXAZRIA is to start a collaboration with an e-commerce specialist to expand its online presence to some 100 countries. Two other of the group's brands, Herve Leger and BCBGeneration...

Amazon to open physical store

Amazon to open physical store

10/10/2014

Etailer Amazon wants to open a physical store in Manhattan during the holiday period. It will be the first physical store in Amazon's 20 year history and a way to...

EU investigates Amazon government aid

EU investigates Amazon government aid

09/10/2014

The European Commission will investigate whether Amazon has illegitimately received government aid from the Duchess of Luxembourg. It receives a hugely beneficial tax treatment in that country.

eBay opens own distribution center

eBay opens own distribution center

08/10/2014

eBay will invest 30 million euro into a new distribution center in Germany. It should open early next year and will become eBay's first in Europe. It hopes to compete...

Zara opens a new store on Tmall

Zara opens a new store on Tmall

08/10/2014

Spanish Inditex will open a Zara store on Tmall, Alibaba's virtual shopping center, which should help the company reach more people in China. It is the first time Inditex will...

Authors can sell their own books with HarperCollins

Authors can sell their own books with HarperCollins

08/10/2014

Publisher HarperCollins will give authors an opportunity to sell their books on their own personal website. Everyone who chooses to do this, will make more money per sale.

Rocket Internet misfires on IPO

Rocket Internet misfires on IPO

03/10/2014

An average Zalando IPO meant that everyone was watching what Rocket Internet would do, but the German internet player failed to triumph. Both Zalando and Rocket Internet are no Alibaba.