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Is Singapore Ready for Groupon?

Tech Asia recent­ly report­ed that Groupon Sin­ga­pore opened the world’s first Groupon retail store in Singapore’s Sun­tec City Mail today. The COO of Groupon, Adri­an Tan, explains that the first shop can be thought of as a “con­cept store.” The prac­ti­cal pur­pose will be to deliv­er bet­ter ser­vice and pro­vide enhanced inter­ac­tion with its shop­pers. This is no sim­ple goal, but it seems as if their new store will be able to accom­plish the task.

The shop will allow the cus­tomers of the com­pa­ny to pick up prod­ucts which they have pur­chased from the Groupon site and iPads will be pro­vid­ed with­in the store, which will allow shop­pers to redeem their dai­ly deals coupons instan­ta­neous­ly. This is a unique con­cept, which makes the com­pa­ny unique and pro­vides a social impact. If you are inter­est­ed in hav­ing an impact on soci­ety, then you might con­sid­er apply­ing for a job with the company.

If you are look­ing for a job this might be a good com­pa­ny to work for because the com­pa­ny recent­ly went pub­lic in the Unit­ed States and is grow­ing rapid­ly. In case you aren’t sure about what Groupon is, it is a “deal-of-the-day” web­site that is local­ized depend­ing on where you live.

The term Groupon came from the idea “group coupon. And pro­vides dis­count­ed gift cer­tifi­cates. The com­pa­ny was launched in 2008 and was start­ed in Chica­go. The idea came from Andrew Mason in Pitts­burgh and he received $1 mil­lion in seed mon­ey from Eric Lefok­sky to devel­op the idea fur­ther. The com­pa­ny had $1.610 bil­lion in rev­enue in 2011 and had more than 11,471 employees.

If you are a soft­ware engi­neer or have a gen­er­al inter­est in work­ing for Groupon, then you should cer­tain­ly con­sid­er apply­ing for a job with their com­pa­ny. Oth­er areas that the com­pa­ny is look­ing to hire in include design, UX, finance, human resources, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy, legal, on-line mar­ket­ing and adver­tis­ing, prod­uct man­age­ment and pub­lic rela­tions and mar­ket­ing. The company’s head­quar­ters are in Chica­go, Illi­nois, but there are also loca­tions in San Fran­cis­co and Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia and Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton where prod­uct-devel­op­ment occurs, but is also locat­ed in Singapore.

The com­pa­ny is look­ing for indi­vid­u­als that have char­ac­ter­is­tics such as hard-work­ing and are moti­vat­ed to suc­ceed. but that do not take them­selves too seri­ous­ly. Food lovers are wel­come and the com­pa­ny hopes to rein­vent online mar­ket­ing as a team. You can con­tact the com­pa­ny at with your resume if you are inter­est­ed in work­ing for them.

Some of the dif­fer­ent depart­ments that Groupon Sin­ga­pore is look­ing to hire in include Busi­ness Devel­op­ment and Sales, City Plan­ner, Cus­tomer Ser­vice, Edi­to­r­i­al, Finance, Mer­chant Sup­port, Logis­tics Team, Redemp­tion Team, Groupon APAC Trav­el Team and the Groupon Intern­ship Pro­gramme. If you are not sure about which depart­ment you want to work in, then you should con­sid­er send­ing your resume in and ask­ing the com­pa­ny to decide which depart­ment you might be able to con­tribute the most to. This will ensure that your spe­cif­ic skillset can con­tribute to the over­all mis­sion of the company.

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