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Old 01-18-2011, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does GROUPON or LIVING SOCIAL work or do you lose too much money?

Im considering the coupon craze for AIRBRUSH SPRAY TANS or bed tanning and thinking of using GROUPON or LIVING SOCIAL. Im thinking bed tanning would lose the least amount of money but wondering about the spray tan. Im an established vendor that has been doing both for 6 yrs and have a great spray tan business so dont want to just give it away but there is a lot of competition moving in and they are using these coupons like crazy. Any good or bad experiences or advice anyone like to share.

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its been wiered as of resusts. If you could get a run around V-dAY IT could be well worth it. Other wise skip it. season is starting.
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Re: Does GROUPON or LIVING SOCIAL work or do you lose too much money?

Just started to learn about Groupon.......... how exactly does it work ? You basically have to pay them a pretty big %%%% of sales associated w/ their coups ? Sounds like something for slower times...... ????
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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It depends. It's great for a new business. Say you offer $50 worth of service for $25. Groupon takes 50%, so they will get $12.50 of each one sold, and you get $12.50. Say you sell 100- that's $1250 you made in one day, plus you got an ad E-mailed to thousands of people in your area. The hope is that people will come in to use their Groupon, and then continue using your salon. When they come in, you also want to upsell them on other products while they're there. (Living social is the same thing, but I think they only take 40%, and give you your share in one lump sum. Groupon sends your share in 3 parts.)
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If your going to do it, You want to do it NOW or by mid Feb. Dont do it in prime season.
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I just did one yesterday (it was a 2 day with Groupon) for Massage therapy (30 minute session) and sold 476, from the list about 95% are local NEW clients never here. Made about 7K gross, about 4k net after I pay my therapists

I have my tanning one coming out on the 27th, last year sold 309, this year hoping to come closer to 500+ as I too am adding custom airbrush to the mix.
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Re: Does GROUPON or LIVING SOCIAL work or do you lose too much money?

jeff, what was your offer with groupon?
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My massage one was $27 for a 30 minute massage (regular $55) Limit one and multiples as gifts.

My tanning one will be $25 for one month unlimited Level one beds, 2 mystic tans or 1 custom airbrush tan. With the Groupon we will also extend 25% off any product and 15 minute teeth whitening. Part of the upsell. We also allowed them to upsell to higher levels of equipment for either $20 or $30 if they chose.

We sold 309 last year, hoping to crush that number that we added airbrush tan to the mix.
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thanks for sharing....this is our second attempt with groupon also....we are offering $25 for $50 worth of uv free or uv tanning services. we hope to do well with this one also. they are so creative in the ads they put together and we love our little claire
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So you're discounting your services by 75%? Wow, not a good way to make money. You could probably profit more by discounting to your existing clientel.
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