Groupon and Daily Deals
When Groupon hit the scene back in 2008-2010 it was groundbreaking, the first of its kind and one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in history. But success attracts imitation and Groupon soon found itself swamped in competition from other brands copying its model and cutting into its customer base.
Today Groupon still has a very large and loyal customer base (the largest in the industry) but there are plenty of other options for daily deals and online coupons including LivingSocial and Amazon Local (though many copycats have fallen by the wayside in the past three years). This expanded marketplace presents interesting opportunities for car washes.