Groupon and Spreadshirt join forces to deliver personalized employee apparel to global workforce

Highly coveted anniversary jackets represent employee loyalty across 48 countries

Boston, MA – September 8, 2014 – Groupon, Inc., a global leader of ecommerce that offers a marketplace of unbeatable deals, has partnered with Spreadshirt, leading ecommerce platform for print on demand apparel and accessories, to surprise and delight their global workforce with customized anniversary jackets that represent employee loyalty.

“At Groupon, employee satisfaction is a priority. Our track jacket program fosters a sense of pride and inclusion among staff and is just one of the ways we demonstrate our appreciation for loyal employees,” said Nadia Rawlinson, vice president of international HR at Groupon. “Spreadshirt has helped us rapidly scale this program to reach employees around the globe.”
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After more than five years in business, Groupon has a global workforce of nearly 12,000 employees across 48 countries.

“Spreadshirt has enjoyed strong partnerships with many brands over the years and as the industry’s only 4-in-1 platform with the ability to ship to all of Groupon’s 48 countries, we were a great choice for them,” said Mark Venezia, senior vice president of Sales at Spreadshirt North America. “We are thrilled with the eager response from Groupon staff and are pleased to continue to produce and deliver 100 to 200 items each month to employees throughout the world. Just walking through Groupon’s headquarters in Chicago, it’s clear employees wear their jackets with pride.”

Groupon employees don’t have to wait for an anniversary to receive personalized work apparel and accessories since recently launching the online company store, which allows employees to add Groupon branding to more than 150 products available on the Spreadshirt platform.

About Spreadshirt
Spreadshirt, an e-commerce platform for print-on-demand apparel and accessories, is a global leader and industry pacesetter. Anyone from individuals and businesses to teams and organizations can easily create, share, buy and sell their ideas on over 150 different products across many points of sale. Spreadshirt’s unique 4-in-1 business model offers four areas to display or buy a product: Create Your Own, Spreadshirt’s and other online marketplaces, white-label online stores, and Spreadshirt’s unsurpassed API fulfillment technology. Spreadshirt has over 70,000 active sellers including such notable partners as Dr. Pepper, Groupon and the Reeve Foundation.
Founded in 2002, Spreadshirt is active in seventeen markets, available in nine languages, and operates four global production sites: one in Germany, one in Poland and two in the United States. In 2013, Spreadshirt hit global revenue of approximately $95 million, printed more than 3.3 million articles, and shipped to more than forty countries. The Spreadshirt family also includes Yink, a provider of high volume, customized promotional textile printing.

About Groupon:
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.

Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively.To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon’s five-star mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

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