Is Groupon Trying to Become the New Amazon.com?

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN  ) is going through some ch-ch-ch-changes, which is causing some uncertainty for investors. The company's stock has plummeted nearly 40% during the first half of this year, and while sales are heading up, they might not be enough to ward off titans like Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY  ) . 

In this episode of The Motley Fool's Where the Money Is, consumer-goods editor Mark Reeth has CG analyst Sean O'Reilly discuss what Groupon might be able to do to regain its foothold in the coupon, discount, and consumer-goods sales space.

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  • Report this Comment On July 08, 2014, at 2:31 PM, propert wrote:

    Is fool.com trying to become the next pump and dump scam site?

  • Report this Comment On July 08, 2014, at 3:39 PM, RobertoMurphy wrote:

    Amazon doesn't always have the best deal. For instance, look at these current deals for a patio set. Groupon saves you over $370

    This patio set for $900 with Groupon's mobile app.

    http://gr.pn/1mbPmBV

    Amazon sells it for $1270

    http://amzn.to/1mbPmC0

    Going forward, I think Groupon is going to surprise a lot of people.

  • Report this Comment On July 08, 2014, at 3:40 PM, RobertoMurphy wrote:

    Also, Groupon is just starting to ramp up their distribution centers in North America. These are huge ware houses, similar to what Amazon does. It will be interesting to see how this strategy works out.

  • Report this Comment On July 09, 2014, at 11:25 AM, Matt8265 wrote:

    Will give you a thumbs up if you get the annoying woman out of the background.

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