Are thrifty shoppers more critical of the value of goods or services received? A study performed by researchers at Harvard and Boston University looks at the correlation of declining Yelp ratings and Groupon promotions.
While Facebook recently abandoned its daily deal venture and Groupon put the brakes on plans for its IPO, Google steams forward with Google Offers by rolling out its daily deal service to five more US cities.
Is the massive saturation of daily deal sites starting to take a toll on major players like Groupon and LivingSocial? Recent revenue numbers in August point to a slowdown of coupon purchases and usage.
To say the daily deals market is over-saturated is to put it lightly, but the one that started them all is managing to stay on top and take out competitors at the same time. Still, it's long-term success is no where near assured.