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Sat Dec 6 2008 22:22:52

Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers

By: Ina Steiner

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With the economy playing Grinch this holiday season, retailers are employing every trick in the book to get shoppers to part with their money. One incentive appreciated by shoppers is the coupon, and online retailers - even eBay - have been getting in on the act.

What you might not know is that small sellers can play the coupon game too! Julia Wilkinson has an informative report in Sunday's issue (December 7, 2008) on some popular coupon sites and how small online sellers can use them to get new eyeballs to their listings.

Let us know what you think, and if you've been using coupons as a seller. If you're already on to this strategy, let us know what sites you use, and what types of promotions you find are effective. We can all use some tips, especially this time of year!




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by: Et tu, Brute!

Sun Dec 7 14:16:03 2008


This article has acted as a prod in reminding me to create further options on my various selling sites.  I do this in my craft fairs, buy three, get one free, etc.

Appreciate it!  Thank you so much for the reminder!  Time to further stimulate the lagging economy by stimulating further my sales!

Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers   Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers

by: King Pins

Sun Dec 7 18:48:37 2008

Check Out: www.couponcactus.com
I've used them TWICE and SAVED $50.

Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers   Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers

by: Ted Edders

Mon Dec 8 03:43:20 2008

Always look for promo codes for discounts if your merchant offers them. Try promo-code.com

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by: MERMAID

Thu Dec 11 18:34:56 2008

I earn cash back at eBay and love it. No coupons necessary when you become a member of a cash back site. BE WARNED THOUGH, that some cash back sites allow you to earn cash back on OTHER PEOPLE who shop and others do not. Some are scams that make you buy once a month.

The service I use is great. You don't have to buy anything to make money. You can refer people to shop and when they shop you get a cut and so does the person who shops. It's based on a commission (a portion of the seller's fees). For eBay sellers, it's a great way to get back some of the fees. For buyers, it's a great way to get cash back. For entrepreneurs, it's a great way to start a business for free. For someone who doesn't want to commit, they can shop and use the online coupon service and still get a discount without even joining!

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@ King pins. I never heard of couponcactus, I'll check them out.

@ Ted, I'll try promocode, I never heard of them either.

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by: Matt

Tue Dec 16 13:52:40 2008

Check out the website www.earnedpenny.com. They just launched, but it looks to be a good, very simplistic coupon site with great deals.

Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers   Fight The Grinch by Offering Coupons to Shoppers

by: Helen

Tue Dec 16 23:16:21 2008

Retailers can also post their coupon codes and special offers to Dealio (http://www.dealio.com).  Dealio has many store coupons (that are accurate and work), hot community-generated deals as well as price comparison features (which include eBay items).  



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