Groupon Puts Canadian Technology to Work with Launch of Groupon Scheduler

Posted 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 Groupon.com. 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.

Company:
Groupon
Website:
http://www.groupon.com
Location:
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 like to be treated.... more

Company:
OpenCal
Website:
http://opencal.com/
Location:
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 CRM, online... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  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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