Groupon Acquires Tech to Enable the Sale of Goods Globally Next Year

Groupon is planning to expand its Goods business worldwide next year following the acquisition of CommerceInterface. Groupon has been using the Salt Lake City company since April to help manage its product sales, including the relationships it has with thousands of vendors. Groupon said CommerceInterface’s other customers will have six months to transition off the platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work