Seattle's Daily Deal Startups Are Banking on Groupon's Success
Thanks to Groupon’s booming success, daily-deal companies are sprouting up all over. In the last year, several seattle websites have put a niche spin on the popular online discount model.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Boasts 50 to 90 percent off prices, and unlike other sites, features Accelerated Deals—the more people who purchase, the greater the discount for everyone.
$89 for a $186 tour of Woodinville’s boutique wineries
Ideal Network (idealnetwork.com)
Ideal donates as much as 25 percent of your purchase amount to a philanthropic cause you choose from a list of partnering local organizations, such as People for Puget Sound.
$10 for $20’s worth of Pagliacci Pizza
Discounts for sale-savvy men, such as the website’s launch deal on “Manpacks,” a service that delivers underwear, socks and other masculine essentials to your door.
$23 for $45’s worth of merchandise at American Athletics
Ongoing deals up to 90 pecent off on everything from maternity clothes to baby cribs to kids’ swimwear from popular boutique brands, all sortable by age.
Up to 35 percent off Baby Sherpa plush animal backpacks
Kudos Community (kudoscommunity.com)
Users can tailor coupons to interests and “follow” local businesses. Also: With each purchase, 25 percent of proceeds go to local charities users select from a large database.
$20 for $50’s worth of food at BluWater
PASSES FOR CLASSES
An online clearinghouse for all manner of local classes, TeachStreet offers weekly deals on instruction—from knitting to dancing to guitar picking to foreign languages.
$25 for a $59 Arthur Murray Dance class package