| Nasdaq: GRPN
Groupon, Inc. is a local commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount. The company operates its business under four categories: Local Deals, Groupon Goods, Groupon Getaways and Other. The Local Deals category includes deals with local merchants, deals with national merchants and local events. The Groupon Goods category offers customers the ability to find deals on merchandise across multiple product lines, including electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, toys, home and apparel. The Groupon Getaways category includes travel offers, including hotels, airfare and package deals covering both domestic and international travel. The Other category offers tools that merchants can use to operate their businesses more efficiently, which is merchant operating system. These tools include payments, a credit card payment processing service, and breadcrumb, its point-of-sale solution. Groupon was founded by Andrew D. Mason, Eric P. Lefkofsky and Bradley A. Keywell on January 15, 2008 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.