Canadian-based group-buying company to offer residents deals from local
TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Oakville consumers with a penchant for
supporting local business will now have a new means of finding the best
deals from city merchants with the introduction of Canadian-based
group-buying giant Dealfind.
Dealfind's entrance into the Oakville market will not only benefit
consumers by offering great deals, it will also give merchants in the
city a different way of attracting new customers by giving them access
to an entirely new marketing tool.
Dealfind offers merchants the opportunity to sell their products and
services at one time promotional prices to local consumers through an
online portal without any upfront costs. The result is a stream of new
"Dealfind facilitates a mutually beneficial relationship between
merchants and customers by giving the former a chance to get more
traffic through their doors and the latter a chance to get a
significant discount on high-quality, local products and services,"
said Dealfind President Gary Lipovetsky.
Dealfind has already saved consumers across Canada more than
$279,505,057 and sold more than 1,236,058 vouchers for its varied
merchants. Lipovetsky says many merchants prefer Dealfind because it
is far more cost-effective than ads in mainstream and local media.
"Many small businesses don't have the resources to produce a television
commercial and pay to have it advertised on a TV network or to place a
recurring ad in a newspaper," he said. "Dealfind allows them to have
great exposure to their target markets with no upfront investment and
pay only if the new customers come in — it's a win-win proposition to
both customers and merchants."
The company attributes much of its success to its strong focus on
customer service — a key differentiator in an industry where few
companies choose to have a devoted customer service staff to address
the needs of consumers and offer full refunds.
"We know the future of our business is linked to our reputation among
merchants and consumers, so we go the extra mile — even if it means
taking a loss — to make sure everyone who does business with us walks
away satisfied," said Lipovetsky.
Following a period of rapid expansion, Oakville is another in a series
of new mid-sized North American markets Dealfind has entered since the
spring. New markets in Canada include Saskatoon, Regina, Sudbury,
Abbotsford, Kelowna, Quebec City and St. John's, while new U.S. cities
consist of Miami, Baltimore and San Diego.
Dealfind is the largest Canadian-owned group buying website in North
America, operating in 47 markets in Canada and the U.S. Dealfind is
ranked as #3 on the North American Daily Deal Media Power Rankings1. It has sold close to 1.3 million vouchers since 2010, saving
consumers more than $279 million. Privately held, Dealfind boasts the
refundable group-buying vouchers, as well as a full customer service
support. The Toronto-based company provides small and medium-sized
enterprises the opportunity to cost-effectively gain new and repeat
customers through smart online marketing and referral programs.
1 The North American Daily Deal Media Power Rankings is a proprietary
ranking and verification system launched by Daily Deal Media in May
2011. Daily Deal Media is the authoritative source for news, data and
resources for the Daily Deal industry.
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