Groupon is ducking for cover, canceling gun deals until it sees how the post-Sandy Hook environment shakes out, according to Crain's Chicago Business
. "All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting ranges, conceal-and-carry and clay shooting, have been placed on hiatus while we review internal standards that shape the deal inventory we feature," the company said in a statement Saturday. "The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback."...
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Groupon announced free shipping and free returns on Groupon Goods, as well as a new toy catalog and holiday catalog. "Groupon Goods has just come off a successful first year with over 4.3 million customers as of September 2012 and an annual run rate of nearly $1.5 billion in global billings and nearly $500 million in revenues shortly after its one-year anniversary in September," a spokesperson for the company told WebProNews.
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On the heels of the new site redesign it launched earlier this week, Reuters reports eBay has also been quietly testing out a new service called eBay Lifestyle Deals that puts it squarely in competition with Groupon. The service, which is doing limited runs in metro areas including the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., is another example of a large company targeting the local deals market. In that sense, eBay is more making a direct play at Google Offers and AmazonLocal than at Groupon itself.