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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2617 - August 26, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 4

Amazon Expands Daily Deals Sites to New York City

By Ina Steiner
August 26, 2011

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Amazon.com expanded its new daily deals marketplace to New York City on Wednesday, bringing the number of geographic locations to 30 including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Seattle, operating in 10 states (Alabama, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington).

Similar to Groupon, AmazonLocal offers savings of at least 50 percent off products and services at local restaurants, spas and events. AmazonLocal.com members can purchase deals using their Amazon account.

AmazonLocal sources its daily deals through two channels: a strategic relationship with LivingSocial, and directly by AmazonLocal.

In addition, Amazon said AmazonLocal will offer deals from Amazon-affiliated websites, including Amazon.com, MYHABIT.com and endless.com. One deal scheduled to be offered gives members the chance spend $50 on jewelry and watches at Amazon.com by paying $25 through AmazonLocal.

AmazonLocal first launched in Boise in June.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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