Saturday, May 7, 2011

Discount Vouchers More and More Popular in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Groupons or group vouchers have become popular among Vietnamese students and white-collar workers due to attractive discounts and a wide range of services and products.

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Great discounts
At weekends, Chau, who works for an auditing company in Ho Chi Minh City, was invited by a friend to a hot pot restaurant in District 3’s Ky Dong Street. After finishing the meals, her friend did not pay in cash but handed a staff two blue groupons she had previously bought online. Chau was surprised to see two VND30,000 vouchers could cover a meal that costs VND60,000 each. They saved 50 percent for dinner that day.

Introduced to Vietnam in mid-2010, groupons have quickly become popular among students and white-collar workers. Just with a mouse click, anyone can easily purchase vouchers offering 40-70 percent discount on services and products in their location.

Ngoc Chau, a student from the University of Social Science and Humanities, said her friends often visit groupon sites to hunt for attractive vouchers, usually with 70-percent discount. There are many good offers on food and fashion products with an affordable price for students.

Nowadays, there are almost 20 groupon sites in Vietnam, according to Vu Hong Quang, representative of the Southern VC Corp which possesses the group-buying site He said his site has 100,000 members after 7 months in operation. Their competitor also has the same number of registers. Even newbie like, a brother site of the online book store, which belongs to MekongCom Corporation, also has 60,000 subscribers. Another discount website worth mentioning:
Source: Tuoi Tre

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