Groupon debuts Local Pickup Deals

27 Jan 2014
Despite the horrible name, Groupon's new Local Pickup Deals is quite smart. The concept, currently available online in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, lets Groupon shoppers buy their favorite deals from their computer or mobile device and then pick up the item at the local merchant's shop.And why not? It's the way so many folks shop online,  and it gives the marketplace and merchants t

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.