Groupon launches online booking system
Daily deals site Groupon has launched Scheduler, an online scheduling tool for UK businesses. Scheduler will help businesses such as spas and salons manage their schedules and accept bookings directly. Groupon customers can book or cancel appointments through the service once they have purchased a voucher. They will receive an email confirmation on completion of each booking, and also an email reminder 24 hours before any appointment scheduled. The free service is based on technology from OpenCal, a start-up founded in 2009 in Vancouver, Canada and acquired by Groupon in September 2011.