One of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the world, LivingSocial.com isn?t just a success story - it?s a modern day phenomenon.
Founded back in 2007 with just four employees, LivingSocial.com first gained notoriety for its Visual Bookshelf application on Facebook. However, it grew at a rapid rate by focusing on daily deals that put the emphasis on social living.
According to the LivingSocial website, its aim is to satisfy users? desire for undiscovered jewels with experiences that could bring an adventurous and loyal following to local businesses. Its goal is to offer social living experiences at budget prices, while satisfying cravings for all things new and different.
Generally, Living Social works slightly differently compared to most group buying social deals websites. Each day it will offer its users a deeply discounted deal that can be used at a local business. It may be a massive saving ? such as up to 90 per cent off at a leading restaurant; or a reduced price hotel or spa deal; or it may be something that you simply won?t find anywhere else, such as a ?once in a lifetime? experience at a reduced price. Users are informed about these daily deals by either visiting the LivingSocial website, or by signing up for its email alerts.
To ensure you only hear about deals that are relevant to you, you can specify which city deals you are interested in. So for example, if you live in the state of Alabama, you could pick up deals relevant for Birmingham, Huntsville or Mobile. Similarly, if you live in the state of Indiana there are deals relating to Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Carmel and South Bend. There are city deals available within each state so you can rest assured that the social deals made available to you can be easily capitalised on.
Once you?ve found a daily deal that interests you at LivingSocial.com, you simply ?click to buy?. You will receive a link to your voucher by the next business day ? it?s really that simple. However, as an added bonus you get the chance to pick up the deal for free. After you have completed your own sign up, you will receive a unique link and if three people buy the deal using your link, then you will receive the offer for free. It?s truly unbeatable value that pays off for the consumer ? with a completely free deal; and for the retailer or service provider who benefits from having its product or service advertised to more people.
In addition to its range of daily deals that target young professionals, it also has a host of offers aimed at families. These may range for trips out that are aimed at children; to savings on unique children?s gifts. As an added bonus, you can even send one of the social deals from Living Social as a gift.
For peace of mind, LivingSocial.com will often allow you to refund your purchase for ?deal bucks? if you don?t use it prior to its expiration date.