Toronto's TeamSave teams up with eBay

by Rob Lewis

The Financial Post's Matt Hartley reported this morning that Toronto-based group-buying site TeamSave will be launching "Kijiji Daily Deals" tomorrow. Kijiji is eBay's in-house online classified service and the new deal site will be built on technology created by the Toronto-based startup.

Like other group buying sites, Kijiji's service will enable customers to purchase deals from local merchants at significant discounts. Deals will only be unlocked once a certain number have been sold. The service will launch with a deal from Indigo Books & Music that allows Canadians to purchase a $25 online gift certificate to the bookstore chain for just $10.

If there's one thing Chris Nguyen, co-founder of a group buying startup, understands it's that there is always strength in numbers. Pretty soon, he will be putting his company's technology in front of millions of potential users thanks to a new partnership with eBay Inc.'s online classified service, Kijiji.

For Kijiji, the new service gives eBay's popular classifieds site a new way to help small and medium-sized businesses reach out to its community of more than nine million users and gives it an instant foothold in the exploding group buying marketplace.

The Kijiji deal marks the second time TeamSave has licensed its group-buying software and technology.

Hartley reports that it has also prompted Nguyen and his co-founder Lee Liu to begin looking at the possibility of expanding their efforts to market their technology to other brands hoping to tap into the demand for daily deals and group buying.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At TeamSave, we are passionate about bringing the best of local business to local buyers through social media like Facebook, Twitter and mobile applications. We believe that great deals deserve to be revealed, shared, and experienced by all. Each day TeamSave offers an exclusive deal that is so good, people want to tell everybody they know! When you buy as a group, you save as a team. more

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Rob Lewis

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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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