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03-10-2017 09:40 AM
profcleaning Groupon is good for Groupon.
Spend a few bucks on an ad and forget groupon.
03-07-2017 08:29 PM
CleaningHou Following... yeah, giving it all away to groupon doesn't sound like the way to go
02-21-2017 08:39 AM
TPC Yea if you are going to use a service like this or something similar, you are probably better off using sites like thumbtack, home advisor, and so on.
02-17-2017 01:58 AM
Allsum Cleaning Good Luck
02-09-2017 11:40 PM
ecodumpster I no longer like to give away my labor. I watched my mom slave away cleaning peoples homes who at the end fired her for asking for a $20 dollar increase

after 20 years...

nah im good.


if you want a service you need to pay for it.

Being pimped out at 50% is not cool at all.
02-09-2017 10:58 PM
ecodumpster Having tried living social I wouldn't do it again. The exposure is great but you greatly devalue your business and give the impression that your margin is chunky.

50% means in the hole for me unless they buy additional items at full price that being said being pimped while bringing down the value of the market is just not worth the extra business or exposure.
02-02-2017 07:02 PM
Steve - Best Bond Cleaner We never do any groupon deals or anything like that as we'd prefer to work on quality and grow at a steady pace.
Best to target the market which is willing to pay for quality.
01-26-2017 03:31 PM
EddieP not a bad way to go to get some business right away but i know those service take a huge percentage of the pot
01-25-2017 09:59 AM
manchun you should visit the janbask for social media deals
01-23-2017 08:24 PM
WhiteGlovedMaid
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Originally Posted by Pristine Pixie View Post
I did a Google search for "Groupon housecleaning deals" and found some interesting information.

I looked at past deals for housecleaning services in other states (and in my area). Most got tremendous results, but...some didn't set a low enough maximum and got overwhelmed. They couldn't keep up with all of the new customers and it really annoyed some people.

Thanks for doing the legwork on looking at all those comments. I'm going to set the bar real low so I don't face those negative comments.
04-27-2015 07:42 PM
sprintcar93 For a house cleaning business there is something that is worse than Craigslist and that are the sites like Groupon & Living Social.
04-27-2015 12:02 AM
prohousekeepers Signed up for a LivingSocial deal, but just emailed rep that I'm going to back out after reading so many horror stories.
02-26-2015 08:34 AM
igsknox
ugh

Groupon in my opinion will destroy ur business, youll end up with a bunch of customers who ALWAYS want cheap cheap pricing and who complain...not the people you want
02-09-2015 10:03 PM
2FreshTile Groupon will eat you up and spit you out if you're not a good salesman and don't have an upsell structure in place. In other words, for a groupon deal to be successful you HAVE to be able to upsell.
07-28-2014 05:03 PM
R&R Carpet Cleaning How did it work out for you?

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10-07-2012 10:26 PM
detailscleaning
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Originally Posted by Pristine Pixie View Post
I own a new residential and commercial cleaning company.

I was contacted by Groupon with an offer to do a deal. I want to do it...I'm a single mother and recently left my "real" job to do this full-time.

Two local cleaning companies did a residential Groupon deal. One sold 400 deals and the other sold 627 (they both reached their established maximum).

The Groupon rep said it would probably be better for me to calculate how many coupons I want to sell based on how many hours I can handle.

There are three of us working right now. It seems like most cleaning companies offer something like "2 hours of house cleaning for $60" (with a specific checklist of things they will cover during the two hours).

Does that sound like a good way to figure out my maximum number?

Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Hey I read your reply. You asked how much groupon takes during a feature, and most people will say "%50" but I'm telling you that you CAN talk them down to %35. And where you're going to make most of your profit is up selling. Don't go to Living Social and do a feature with them. You will lose money and they offer terrible service. PM me back if you have any questions.
10-05-2012 11:25 PM
SOAPrano's You know what, i'm going to try that! Thanx, I will let you know how it works out.
10-03-2012 01:40 PM
detailscleaning
My person groupon experience

(sorry for any grammar errors)

My name is Seth Ramirez I've owned my cleaning business for six months and they way I've been doing it is by selling two hours of cleaning at $60 dollars. Now that might be an issue with Group. Why? Because Groupon requires you to have at least to deals to offer their customers.

The next thing is Groupon will set the revenue share at %50-%50 by default. But I've talked down my rep to %35-%65. In which I also learned they will not go any lower. So here is how my feature worked with groupon.

Feature1: $60 for two hours of cleaning Limit two per house hold and is Redeamable in one day or can be space out in two different days.
Feature2: $90 for three hours of cleaning Limit one per house hold

I also set a limit for 60 vouchers for each feature and it's been working out great for me.

I hope this give you an Idea of what to do.
10-01-2012 07:05 PM
SOAPrano's
Greeting everyone

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Originally Posted by TheCleanTeam View Post
I think that depends on how you look at it. Say you were able to get just 10% of the customers who purchased the 2 hour cleaning to sign up for Bi Weekly services at an average of $100 per visit. For the year you would have just added 40 new clients to your business and $8000 per month in gross profits to your bottom line. I'd spend $6K to make $96K every day.

I think though that as a startup I would keep the first groupon low, like only offering 50 - 75 groupons so that I could track the progress and also be able to service all of the groupons sold, plus my regular clients. If you grow too fast something is going to break. Track your results and by that I mean how many of these clients to you get to become recurring customers. If it's a good rate, then add some employees and repeat the process.

We made the mistake of putting an ad in one of those monthly ad mags. $240 and supposedly 30,000 households we got 0 calls. What a waste. At least with Groupon's your paying for results. No groupons sold, nothing to pay.
I received a call from Groupon as well and thank God I read this forum days before. They tried to sell me on some packages, one of them being a 2hr cleaning for $39 and a 50-50 split. Are they crazy? Mind you this is NYC and 18.50 wont go far. They have different packages but by my calculations the more you do and the longer you run it the less profitable it becomes.
08-30-2012 12:20 AM
Mcatt Not only do I feel it's bad for our industry by dumbing down our professional industry by charging nickels but, I also feel the clients you get are going to be the most picky, cheap and even fast to leave you a bad review if you don't roll over for them if you know what I mean?

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