Recently Groupon Deals have become very popular here, there are many similar to such group purchase available, like Mocca Perks, Big Hooha, these heavily discounted deals no longer limit to travel packages or set meals, even photographers also offering such deals now.
these are two photography deals getting a lot of attention lately.
$15 for 90 min Outdoor Photography Shoot by Ashirley Photo (Worth $150)
total 579 packages sold.
$18 for Family Portrait Studio Photo Shoot or $68 for Bridal Studio Photo Shoot at Picture Me Digital Technology (Worth up to $480)
total 241 packages sold.
there are some other photography packages offered thru Mocca Perks but don't really take off, my guess the offered price is not attractive enough.
I start wondering is this a good way to get new customers? after you have slashed your photography package more half price, and give 50% of your earning to Groupon, answering countless phone call and email day and night, and a few hundreds of customers waiting for you to shoot in next few months.
what do you think about this?
Do you think is this a good way to do business?
what kind benefits will the photographer get?
what if many photographers already jump on the bandwagon, will you considering making similar offers also?
if you would to run such deals, what will you do to make the best out of it?
please feel free to contribute your opinions here.