Daily deal website helps boost local sales

Groupon savings wave in Baton Rouge

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 12:21pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) -- There's a new way to save, and it's happening all over the world. It's a website that offers a new digital deal every single day. Many small local business are jumping on board.

It's tough starting a new business, but a year after opening D'Vine Touch Massage in Baton Rouge, Jennifer Greenup has had success. "I've had a steady stream of clients," she says.

But business could always be better. Several weeks ago, her massages were by appointment only, but then she ran a deal on Groupon.com. "I had 367 people who bought it," she says.

Now, business is booming. "I'm just booked. It's helped a lot."

The daily deal website launched in November of 2008, and now it's available in 300 markets across 35 countries around the world, including right here in Baton Rouge. If you sign up, you'll get new deals at local businesses sent to your email every day. The site covers everything from restaurants and shops to massage parlors. "It brought people who didn't even know I was here before," says Greenup.

Now, Greenup has new customers and a new plan for the future. "I'm hoping to get some more people in here to help."

A big boost for a little business.

Check out www.groupon.com for details.

If you want to learn more about D'Vine Touch Massage, check out Jennifer's website at www.dvinetouch.massagetherapy.com or check out the business on Facebook.

You can also give her a call at (225) 281-2301 or shoot her an email at dvinetouch4u@gmail.com.

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