Angie's List, the paid service that promises non-biased business reviews for consumers, has seen the light in Groupon's tunnel and decided to serve up an offering of their own.
Dubbed The Big Deal, this service does not require the purchase of Angie's List's services, just an e-mail sign-up. Users will then receive e-mail notifications that include deals. Like Groupon, only when a certain number of users agree to purchase the discount does it become active and a credit card is charged.
Where Angie's List is attempting to set themselves apart is through its screening process of businesses offering the deals. Only A or B rated businesses are allowed to participate.
A common practice for Angie's List users is to purchase the servcie as a group - local chambers of commerce or associations, for example. In that sense it can be an excellent way for businesses to gain traction and repeat business through certain groups of consumers. Traffic is steadily growing on the site and Angie's List sees more than one million unique visitors per month, according to the latest data from Compete.com
To learn more about The Big Deal, call 1-888-944-5478 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.