June 13, 2011
Before you say, “Oh great, another daily deal consolidator,” keep reading. Have you used any of them? They make the process overly complicated by requiring a city-specific account, complex category systems, and deals/coupons that are irrelevant. None of them let you easily browse and receive deals from multiple cities, and none of them finds the national deals that apply to everyone.
DC-based startup Coupo.st consolidates all the deals from Groupon, LivingSocial, Woot, Amazon Gold Box, BuyWithMe, and Zozi – and coming soon, Facebook Deals – into one daily email. You can easily browse multiple cities (great for finding deals in cities you like to visit) and find national deals that are featured in other cities that you probably missed.
You’ll also save the hassle of reading a bunch of different emails, visiting multiple sites, or downloading multiple apps, since Coupo.st simplifies the process by delivering all the deals via one email or Facebook. (iPhone and Android apps are in Alpha.)
Founders Chris Lawson, of BigMess Media, and Paul Murphy, of 3Advance.com, teamed up to develop and launch Coupo.st after seeing a need for an easy to use social deal aggregator.
The service was actually born out of 2 real-world scenarios:
- A friend in Orlando posted a deal for 1/2 price movie tickets on Facebook. They saw it, bought it here in DC, and realized there should be an easy way to see national deals even though it applied to them.
- Chris’ wife announced one day that she hates getting 12 emails every day for all the deal sites. Problem solved.
Coupo.st will be one of our showcased startups at Tech Cocktail DC Summer Mixer on Thursday night, so stop by and say hi to the team.
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