Articles tagged “flash sales”

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Flash Sale Travel Deals: Not Always a Deal, Usually Very Complicated

Flash Sale Travel Deals: Not Always a Deal, Usually Very Complicated

Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press

This is just further confirmation of something we already knew: That travel deals often aren't really deals. Several sties, such as DealAngel and DealBase, have tried to make businesses of out vetting deals, but they never got really far.

6 years ago

TripAdvisor promotes Jetsetter and kills its SniqueAway flash-sales brand

TripAdvisor promotes Jetsetter and kills its SniqueAway flash-sales brand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor didn't buy Jetsetter to have it sit in the background, and the impending doom of SniqueAway is the logical next step.

6 years ago

When flash sales aren’t enough: Living Social gets hotel rooms from Priceline

When flash sales aren’t enough: Living Social gets hotel rooms from Priceline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The move outwardly appears to make sense for LivingSocial: If you are attracting a lot of traffic among users who aren't interested in your flash sales, why not diversify and get them to reserve a different hotel. Just how the economics plays out in the end remains to be seen.

6 years ago

LivingSocial cuts 10% of workforce but claims travel business “is doing great”

LivingSocial cuts 10% of workforce but claims travel business “is doing great”

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Gutting 10% of the workforce isn't much of a holiday package from LivingSocial. But it does highlight that the winnowing continues in the daily deals sector.

7 years ago

TripAdvisor’s Kaufer still loves flash sales and will take inspiration from Wanderfly

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor claims it gives its subsidiaries the freedom to operate independently, but how it works in reality may be a somewhat different story.

7 years ago

Groupon misses estimates this quarter and posts a net loss despite rise in sales

Groupon misses estimates this quarter and posts a net loss despite rise in sales

Douglas MacMillan, Bloomberg

While there does appear to be an uptick in some of Groupon's business, its troubled history with math means that there's no telling what quarterly reports are really saying.

7 years ago

Groupon filing reveals the extent of the SEC’s concern over the daily deal site’s reporting

Groupon filing reveals the extent of the SEC’s concern over the daily deal site’s reporting

Edwin Chan, Reuters

As the once-hot flash sale market rapidly cools, Groupon is edging ever closer to being this decade's Pets.com or even -- heaven forbid -- Boo.com.

7 years ago

Travelzoo goes shopping for hotel booking site to buy as its voucher business stalls

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Critics always claimed that the voucher business was built on a house of cards, and now Travelzoo is admitting that the house is falling.

7 years ago

Starbucks turns to LivingSocial for daily deals experiment

Alistair Barr, Reuters

In a slight against the Chicago-based deal merchant, for Starbuck's second shot at local deals it has turned to LivingSocial rather than Groupon.

7 years ago

LivingSocial likely to give up on Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates

Lebanon Daily Star

With early investors backing out of Groupon and other sites re-evaluating their rapid expansions over the past two years, it's certainly not a good week to be in the local online coupon business.

7 years ago

Groupon sees how low its stock price can go (Answer: really low)

Kathleen Chaykowski, Bloomberg

Flash sales and daily deals may just turn out to be less fun than everyone thought they'd be.

7 years ago

Groupon is bypassing Expedia to sell travel directly to consumers

Groupon is bypassing Expedia to sell travel directly to consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In its direct-travel sales, Groupon could be taking a page out of Expedia's playbook -- partner with a company, learn the ropes, and eventually shut them out and do it on your own.

7 years ago