Groupon Offers New Bulk Service

Costco and BJ’s  might have some competition. Groupon is now offering a new service that enables customers to place online orders for bulk items. Online retailers such as Amazon are among the companies that will deliver the bulk orders.

TechCrunch reports the new service is called Groupon Basics, which is an offshoot of the Groupon Goods portal.

Do you know what the best part is about this service? Unlike the big warehouse stores, Groupon Basics does not charge its customers a membership fee. Shoppers can get discounts on bulk purchases of home goods and personal care items without the added cost.

Says TechCrunch:

“The service is kicking off with around 100 items on offer — things like Gillette razor heads, Dove deodorant, Airborne immune supplement and Pantene shampoo — with discounts generally at 20% to 30% off retail prices. The idea is that both Groupon and its customers are getting a discount by virtue of buying items in bulk, not unlike the business model followed by Costco and Wal-Mart-owned Sam’s Club.”

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