Who is the daily deal market leader in Japan? (on Quora.com)
Piku is the first daily deal service in Japan (launched in April 2010), but it’s not the market leader.
Groupon Japan is leading the local market, after Groupon bought Qpod, a Japanese clone in August 2010 (and made it its Tokyo office). A second service called Ponpare comes close, and both companies are absolutely dominant.
Here’s a top 5 list of daily deal services in Japan (sales in April 2011);
- Groupon Japan (US$18.6 million)
- Ponpare (US$14.5 million)
- Ikyuu Market (US$1.2 million)
- Shareee (US$0.87 million)
- Tocoo (US$0.38 million)
This is a list compiled by daily coupon search service CP4U, which analyzed 156 daily deal sites in Japan (total sales volume in the market: US$38 million).
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