May 25, 2011 (Business Wire) — On the heels of its recent acquisition of DealADayOnline in Chicago, BuyWithMe today announced that it has acquired Groop Swoop, a group buying and social commerce company focused on the San Francisco marketplace. This acquisition further expands BuyWithMe’s rapidly growing footprint in San Francisco. BuyWithMe currently offers high-quality daily deals in 13 of the largest U.S. cities. By the end of the year the company is expecting to double its regional footprint.
“Our acquisition of Groop Swoop enables us to expand our merchant offerings in the San Francisco area, ensuring consumers in that area have more, top quality deals to choose from,” said Jim Crowley, CEO of BuyWithMe, Inc. “We are excited to welcome Group Swoop, its merchant partners and its customers into the BuyWithMe community. Together we will bring San Franciscans greater access to new experiences in their area.”
“We’re thrilled to join the BuyWithMe team. We share similar values and seek to deliver our merchants and consumers with the best experience possible,” said Taylor Wang, founder of Groop Swoop. “BuyWithMe is quickly ascending to the top of the group buying market. As such, our merchants and members will benefit from being a part of BuyWithMe’s large community, ensuring better service for merchants and greater access for consumers.”
BuyWithMe (www.BuyWithMe.com) launched in May 2009 and is one of the country’s leading group buying and social commerce companies that allows consumers to discover and experience the best offerings from businesses in their city. BuyWithMe currently operates in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
For merchants looking for more information about working with BuyWithMe, and consumers who want to learn about the best offers in their city, visit www.BuyWithMe.com.
Shannon Breen, 781-487-4607