June 02, 2011

Google Offers goes live, first Portland offer arrives


Sometime in the next several hours, presumably thousands of Google users in the Portland, Ore., area will get an email from Google offering them $10 worth of products from a local coffee shop for the low price of only $3.

And with that, Google Offers will take its first baby step into a very competitive deals/coupon space that includes daily offerings from the likes of Groupon, Living Social and many others.

Google Offers was born in late January, not long after Google reportedly failed to buy Groupon. Google began taking sign-ups for the Offers service in Portland and a few other areas just last month.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and VP of Commerce Stephanie Tilenius announced Google Offers at the D Conference tonight. Schmidt confidently said the reason Offers will succeed is because of its ties to Google Wallet — that Google is the “first company to integrate offers and payments on a phone,” according to Danny Sullivan’s live blog of tonight’s event.

Get the full story at Search Engine Land

Read also "Google Offers beta starts in Portland, Oregon tomorrow" Google's Small Business Blog

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