In response to an article published in the local press entitled “Dealmates overtakes Groupon”, Groupon Malaysia has swiftly responded to rebut the claim with an official statement. Groupon Malaysia has supplied a snapshot of its website traffic for September 2011, which has revealed 1,664,911 unique visitors, thus clearly remaining leader of website traffic for the month. Groupon Malaysia also added that it has over 950,000 direct subscribers signing up with Groupon Malaysia since its launch in February 2011.
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The firm but “level-headed” statement by Joel Neoh, Chief Executive Officer of Groupon Malaysia added that Groupon Malaysia is pleased that group buying continues to grow from strength to strength in Malaysia and has brought tremendous benefits to both customers and merchants.
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Statement by Groupon Malaysia regarding report by comScore Inc and Dealmates.
Groupon Malaysia would like to clarify that the information provided in an article titled “Dealmates overtakes Groupon” published on the 17th of November 2011 by a local newspaper is untrue.
According to the report, it is stated that “Dealmates has overtaken Groupon in terms of Website traffic in Malaysia, receiving about 247,000 visitors for September”. However, Groupon Malaysia would like to clarify that a Google Analytics check will reveal that Groupon Malaysia’s website traffic for the month of September amounted to a total of 1,664,911 unique visitors, indicating that Groupon Malaysia clearly remains to receive a dominant amount of website traffic in comparison to Dealmates.
We would also like to reaffirm that with over 950,000 direct subscribers signing up with Groupon Malaysia since our launch in February 2011, Groupon continues to be the fastest growing as well as dominant market share leader in the Malaysian group buying industry.
While Groupon Malaysia is pleased that group buying continues to grow from strength to strength in Malaysia and has brought tremendous benefits to both customers and merchants alike, we regret that there are parties within the industry who have deliberately sought to misrepresent the facts and hope that our statement will provide greater clarity regarding Malaysia’s vibrant group buying industry to you as well as your readers.
Please feel free to contact us should you require any further clarification.
Chief Executive Officer of Groupon Malaysia