WCN Transmedia Group has learned that both Facebook and Google will be offering Daily Deals for Businesses. We believe this is great for Business and could be for consumers if a revenue share option were considers for referring friends. Two Great Examples of the model are The Customer Advantage and Social Dish. The true power of both Facebook and Google could provide the leadership in the Economic Recovery of the United States. I have written before and will continue until heard that if Google takes the 6 Billion dollars offered to Groupon and was prepared to offer a revenue share to users/viewers and Fans of the service.
WCN is preparing to share revenues with its audience who will be able to Love it, Click it and Buy it directly from the content itself using product placement. Nothing would thrill us more than to assist those on Main Street to benefit from transactions within a 55 Mile radius of ones home.
We do see this as a very positive step should they consider this proposal. SHARE THE REVENUE. It is the ultimate setup for the revival of the US Free Enterprise System. Anyone remember a couple of companies like MCI and AMWAY using this model successfully rewarding thousands in the process.
Google Offers looks and operates much like Groupon or LivingSocial. Users receive an e-mail with a local deal of the day. They then have the opportunity to buy that deal within a specific time limit (we assume 24 hours). Once enough people have made the purchase, the Google Offer is triggered and users get that all-too-familiar $10 for $20 deal for that Indian restaurant they’ve never tried.
From what we can tell, Google Offers will be powered by Google Checkout. It also includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google Buzz and e-mail sharing options.
Google is actively reaching out to businesses now to get them on board with Offers. It even apparently has a writing team in place to craft the write-up for offers.
Google famously tried to buy Groupon for $6 billion just a few months ago in order to bolster its local advertising business. Groupon rejected the offer though and is instead preparing for a $15 billion IPO.
The search giant clearly isn’t giving this market up without a fight, though. With its vast reach, huge resources and brand recognition, it could prove to be a powerful player in the space. We’re going to be watching these developments closely. We’ve reached out to Google for comment.
Below, we’ve embedded the entire fact sheet Google is sending to local businesses:
Update: Google has responded to our inquiry and sent us the following statement:
“Google is communicating with small businesses to enlist their support and participation in a test of a pre-paid offers/vouchers program. This initiative is part of an ongoing effort at Google to make new products, such as the recent Offer Ads beta, that connect businesses with customers in new ways. We do not have more details to share at this time, but will keep you posted.”
Google essentially confirms Google Offers is real. It looks like Google Offers is in the testing phases, though.
Update 2: We’ve also learned that Google will pay out 80% of a business’ revenue share three days after its deal runs. Google will hold the remaining 20% for 60 days to cover refunds before sending the rest.
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