LivingSocial Launches in 25 Cities; Nearly Doubles Live Markets in a Single Day
WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ — Local group shopping site LivingSocial, today announced the launch of 25 cities that include: Akron, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, South Connecticut, Oakland/Eastbay, Omaha, Richmond, Sacramento, Toronto, Tulsa and Vancouver. Through organic growth, LivingSocial has been expanding at a rapid pace since the beginning of 2010 with launches across the US, UK and now Canada.
“Since launching in July 2009, LivingSocial has been at the forefront of the now explosive group buying space, and we have spent the year focused on growing organically to give local merchants a bold new way to market, and exposing locals to the best products and services in their area,” said Tim O’Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. “These next 25 cities are just the tip of the iceberg. We are committed to becoming the pre-eminent way for local businesses and consumers to interact. We will not rest until we’ve truly created a new way for local commerce to occur.”
As the premier local activity discovery engine, LivingSocial is the website where anyone can find out what shops, restaurants, activities and services are popular in their area. The group buying service has dedicated city experts on the ground in every market, constantly researching the best in local attractions to bring a savings of up to 90% for consumers.
Cashing in on LivingSocial Deals is easy: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced via its website, newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and iPhone app. Live for 24 hours, the Deal is available to anyone who clicks on it. Additionally, LivingSocials’s unique referral model gives users their Deal for free if they refer three friends who also participate. With a user base of more than 85 million people, LivingSocial is able to provide local merchants with the unprecedented ability to reach both local customers and a worldwide audience.
The service is now live in the following markets: Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Twin Cities, Chicago, Raleigh Durham, Denver, San Diego, the San Fernando Valley, Portland, Orange County, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Tampa, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Cleveland, London, Akron, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Buffalo, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, South Connecticut, Oakland/Eastbay, Omaha, Richmond, Sacramento, Toronto, Tulsa and Vancouver. For more information or to sign up your city, go to http://livingsocial.com.
LivingSocial is the social commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a group buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 90 percent each day at their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major cities. LivingSocial has an extensive user base of more than 85 million, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. To sign up for Deals in your city, or to find out more information about LivingSocial, visit www.livingsocial.com. You can also follow LivingSocial on Twitter at www.twitter.com/livingsocial.