Sites like Groupon make me sick! I simply hate what they are doing to small businesses. They have such as twisted, self-serving and greedy approach to their core business model.
CouponPages is so different. Merchants love us!
Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
CouponPages.Com has expanded into its 33rd state and is now expecting to have local coupons in all 50 states within the next 6 months.
According to the site, CouponPages adds new printable coupons from local merchants every day from a growing list of cities across the US. So far, they have printable local offers in 719 cities in 33 states. The site also features printable coupons for supermarkets and stores like Walmart, Target, KFC, Pep Boys and other national merchants that are good in all 50 states, however the real focus of the site is featuring local merchant coupons.
Unlike other coupon sites, CouponPages.Com focuses exclusively on printable coupons from local merchants. Thousands of local merchants have signed up for the service though a small network of independent agents who assist the merchant in creating their custom "Coupon Page", which is a complete web page devoted to that particular merchant.
"Every merchant on our site has their own Coupon Page" says Joe Crescenzi, founder of CouponPages. "We help create the page for them, then they can change the coupons as often as they want with just a few clicks... they don't need to know anything about web design to build a beautiful and compelling page."
CouponPages has recently launched an all-out campaign to draw attention to local coupons because of a recent surge in local deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial, which feature extreme discounts from local merchants.
According to Crescenzi, deal of the day sites are bad for local businesses and he wants to make sure people know the difference between them and CouponPages. "Sites like Groupon make me sick! I simply hate what they are doing to small businesses. They have such as twisted, self-serving and greedy approach to their core business model."
His comments come on the heels of a recent trend of "Groupon Horror Stories" in the news lately which outline a number of businesses that have had very bad experiences with Groupon. A very large percentage of businesses that have run such a campaign say they would never consider doing it again. Some merchants have even gone out of business because of the combination of excessive discounting and high commissions.
"CouponPages is so different. Merchants love us!" added Crescenzi. "We're much simpler than them. Unlike sites which take a ridiculous percentage of merchant revenue in commissions, we simply provide a low cost way for them to advertise their local business online."
Most merchants on CouponPages.Com pay a fixed rate of $595 per year for a listing in 5 zip codes. There are no commissions.
CouponPages.Com is one of the oldest and largest printable coupon sites that features printable coupons from local merchants. 100% of the coupons on CouponPages.Com are printable. As with it's sister site PrintableCoupons.Com, the site does not feature "Coupon Codes" that are used to buy things online. "Every coupon on the site is a printable offer you can use in your own backyard" says Joe Crescenzi.
For more information about the CouponPages Partner Program, contact Brian Walsh at 732-637-8300 or at Brian(at)CouponPages(dot)Com.