Google releases its Google Offers, after Groupon turned down their $6 billion buyout. The product is a deal platform for local businesses via which they can advertise offers and deals on their products and services, attracting more customers every day. Deals and discounts (with specific validity) will be created by the product and sent out to local customers on a daily basis.
Google assures a three-fold benefit for local businesses who are interested in advertising locally.
- The company will enable them (local businesses) to get more customers in their areas, immediately.
- Google will do the marketing – developing and delivering the advertisers' offers to subscribers.
- Local businesses can get new and genuine customers who pays honestly.
Currently Google Offers is available in beta version for local businesses in Portland, New York and San Francisco. Business owners interested in Google Offers can contact the company for more information. Although, as of now, Google has no plans of launching this product outside of the U.S., the company invites any interested party to contact and let them know.
On the other hand, users will get great deals in their cities on stuffs to do, see, eat, buy and so on, delivered right in their inboxes. If you are on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader or Google Buzz, the product, powered by Google Checkout, has sharing options including e-mail too.