Groupon now inspiring deal aggregators

Posted May 4, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.

Groupon-Web.jpgAndrew Mason and his company Groupon have inspired clones and aggregators throughout the U.S. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune)

By Wailin Wong
| Chicago-based Groupon, the Web-based daily deal service, has inspired
dozens of clones. Now the number of Groupon-like websites has spurred
growth in an ancillary industry: deal aggregators.

Chicago-based announced Tuesday that it has renamed and
overhauled its site, which was launched in February as Local Offer
Lounge. Dealradar covers daily deals from more than 80 websites in about
60 cities, including Chicago. According to Dealradar, some cities have
so many competing services that their residents would have to read at
least 15 e-mails every day to keep current on all the daily local

“As the daily deal market evolves, we’re seeing more new sites, product categories and business models,” Dealradar co-founder Jason Kalish said in a statement. “Whether well-funded or bootstrapped, each one has to get in front of consumers looking for great values and new experiences. provides a platform for all sites to do that.”

Dealradar competes with other services that collect daily deals from multiple websites and organizes them so consumers can search for offers that appeal to them. Yipit Perch and 8coupons, both based in New York, are also aggregators.

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  1. Matt May 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    These aggregator sites are popping up in the UK as well, although the market is much smaller!! see

  2. Mark June 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I’m not so sure about these group buying sites due to the existence of overselling and it therefore being increasingly difficult for customers to secure appointments.
    I prefer handpicked special offers and deals from the standard voucher code and deal site such as