Groupon Puts Canadian Technology to Work with Launch of Groupon Scheduler

by Rob Lewis

Yesterday, Groupon announced that a free beta version of Groupon Scheduler is now available to all appointment-based small businesses in the US and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Groupon Scheduler is an easy-to-use online booking and staffing management tool that is based on technology obtained through Groupon’s September 2011 acquisition of Vancouver startup OpenCal.

Scheduler provides merchants with a convenient, free way to accept online bookings 24/7 and seamlessly integrates into the Groupon deals process. Once a Groupon has been purchased, a customer can schedule an appointment in just seconds through their account on Merchants can also add a “Book Now” button to their website and use Scheduler to manage online booking for all of their services—not just those offered through Groupon.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Launched in November 2008, Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in a variety of cities across the United States. We have about 200 wonderful people working in our Chicago office (a handful of whom you can see to your right), along with a smattering of people in Groupon's other cities. Our company philosophy is pretty simple: we treat our customers the way we... more

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

OpenCal enables online appointment booking and scheduling for service businesses. Businesses place a "Book Now" button on their website or use the included free website to begin converting more visitors into customers with the convenience of 24/7 online appointment booking. OpenCal's fast and flexible web application includes a drag-and-drop staff calendar, client tracking through an integrated... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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