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LocalPinch: A Deal Site Beyond Coupons

LocalPinch is a marketplace to help small businesses recruit new customers. Owners will post a deal at a significantly discounted rate and a limited quantity. People purchase coupons, and business owners find themselves with a new buyer. Groupon and LivingSocial thrive on tangibles and food, but LocalPinch seems more focused on service businesses, like a local music teacher or tutors.

The service reaches beyond coupons. Small business owners are able to control the control on their page. LocalPinch’s organic search listings could potentially land higher in search results than a small business’ website on its own. Therefore, listing on LocalPinch would then give an owner an advantage: create a page, and attract more people through search results.

Small business owners never stop looking for efficient ways to drive more revenue. The coupon component offers an instant, measurable impact on a small business’ bottom line. With the mass appeal and overnight celebrity of sites like Groupon or LivingSocial, what kind of service company wouldn’t want to get involved? While it doesn’t yet carry the same allure of a Yelp, LocalPinch is definitely heading in the right direction.

Yipit: Grab the Best Deals in Your City

Limited time deal sites like Groupon are springing up across the web. They’re easy for startups to launch, and they’re easy for users to check. We’re even getting to the point where larger, national stores are participating, which may help solidify deal sites’ existence. But we’re also beginning to see too many sites as the category becomes saturated.

Yipit is an email newsletter and website that aggregates deals from the likes of Groupon, LivingSocial, Tippr and “130 others.” Just enter your email address (it correctly guessed our region), and check your inbox for deals. The service supports about all of the top ten U.S. DMAs, and we imagine plenty more regions will be added as it grows. It includes details that make the service useful, like time remaining on deals or whether or not the deal has sold out.

You may already check out Groupon or Tippr daily, but Yipit cuts travel time by gathering deals across these types of sites personalized for your area.