WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Local group shopping site LivingSocial, today announced its first step in expanding LivingSocial Deals to an international audience by launching in London, UK. Along with expanding its Deals service overseas, the company has opened its UK headquarters with an office in London. Now live in 27 locations, the company plans to go live in the UK's major metros including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as dozens of additional markets worldwide throughout the year.
"We've been extremely focused on our expansion strategy this year as we want to provide the best deals possible for consumers everywhere, while giving local businesses a new avenue for effective online advertising," said Tim O'Shaughnessy CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "London is the ideal first stop for us as we now launch LivingSocial internationally, introducing residents to a great new local merchant every day."
As the premier local activity discovery engine, LivingSocial is the website where anyone can find out what shops, restaurants, activities and services are popular in their area. The group buying service has dedicated city experts on the ground in every market, constantly researching the best in local attractions to bring a savings of up to 90% for consumers.
Cashing in on LivingSocial Deals is easy: the site offers a new promotion every morning, announced via its website, newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and iPhone app. Live for 24 hours, the Deal is available to anyone who clicks on it. Additionally, LivingSocial's unique referral model gives users their Deal for free if they refer three friends who also participate. And with LivingSocial's iPhone app, registered subscribers can access and redeem Daily Deals on the go.
With LivingSocial's $44 million in venture funding this year, the company is well-positioned to continue its rapid growth, while giving local merchants an innovative way to reach a worldwide audience of more than 85 million people.
The service is now live in the following markets: Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Twin Cities, Chicago, Raleigh Durham, Denver, San Diego, the San Fernando Valley, Portland, Orange County, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Tampa, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Cleveland and London. For more information or to sign up your city, go to http://livingsocial.com.
LivingSocial is the social commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a group buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 90 percent each day at their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major cities. LivingSocial has an extensive user base of more than 85 million, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. To sign up for Deals in your city, or to find out more information about LivingSocial, visit www.livingsocial.com. You can also follow LivingSocial on Twitter at www.twitter.com/livingsocial.