Groupon logs out in South Africa
I really do not know how to feel after the announcement that Groupon South Africa will close down its operation from today Friday 4th November. Where will I get the many holiday deals that provided the much-needed rest, never mind the spar deals that my friends and I had gotten so used to?
Just last week Mybroadband reported that Groupon South Africa might close after the global entity announced it will develop a “streamlined country footprint”.
It said: “The company has identified its go-forward country footprint to consist of 15 countries, down from 27 in the portfolio as of the second quarter 2016,” it reported Groupon as saying. “We are pursuing strategic alternatives and other options to exit the remaining countries, which we expect will continue into 2017.”
The company has left the following message on its Website this morning:
We are sorry to inform you that as of 4 November 2016 Groupon has wound down its operations in South Africa and we are unable to offer you any deals today.
For our customers, this means we will stop offering deals on our website from tonight. All current vouchers bought will remain valid until the date stated on the voucher. The terms and conditions on the voucher remain the same. For any customers who are uncomfortable with using their voucher, we are offering cash refund option if they contact us
before 30 Nov 2016. Goods purchased up to 4 November will be fulfilled. Should you need to return a Goods item you purchased, please do such before 30 November.
If you need to speak to a member of the team about your Groupon you can contact us via telephone on 021 201 7100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 November.
If you are one of our merchants and require further information please contact us via telephone on 021 201 7046 or by email at email@example.com.
We are sorry not to be able to offer you any great deals today but thank you for your interest in Groupon.
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