GrabOne, a relatively new social buying service has gone live in Ireland today. The venture, backed by Independent News and Media, operates similar to other social buying services like Groupon, essentially offering a new deal each day with promised savings of between 50% and 70%.
The site offers hugely discounted prices on various commodities and services, including food, drink and events, by leveraging the economies of scale. Each day a new deal is advertised on GrabOne. Once the desired level of unit sales is reached the deal becomes ‘active’ and the buyers’ transactions are processed. The site’s motto is “when we buy together, we save together”.
Ruairi Doyle, general manager at GrabOne, stated,
“Social buying is a huge hit. People love it as it’s a fun and innovative way to experience and discover new things, plus it saves them a bundle of cash.”
“We’re an Irish company with the backing of Independent News and Media and know the coolest places to eat and drink and the best things to see and do. We’ve used that knowledge to work with great companies and have some top-notch deals on the way for you.”
The service is currently only available to Dublin-based enterprises but has plans to launch in Cork, Galway and Limerick “soon”. GrabOne is already very successful in Australia and New Zealand, and promises “some really great deals” to Irish shoppers over the coming weeks.