How Much Does It Cost to Advertise on Groupon?

Lion Solutions worked with Groupon to get new customers without any upfront costs.

Groupon helps your business grow and thrive with a customized campaign that brings you great new customers. There are no upfront costs to advertise your business with a local deal—we only take a share of the revenue when customers buy your offer as compensation to Groupon for marketing, promoting, and advertising the offer. When you work with Groupon, you get free tools to measure your campaign results in detail, so you can see precisely how we’re helping you grow your business. With dashboards and support from the Groupon team, you’ll learn more about your customers, where they live, how they spend, and what they buy.

We know you have a lot of questions about Groupon, how it works, and how to run a campaign. Since every business is different, trying to respond to these questions in the comments field often isn’t very helpful. If you are interested in learning more about Groupon and how it can work for your business, please contact us at 888-582-4354 or fill out this quick form to get started. If Groupon is a good fit for your business, we’ll reach out within a few weeks.

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  • Thinking about advertising on Groupon. Please email me. We have a small business making Goat Milk Soap out of our home.

  • Ok so we all want to know how much it will cost to advertise on groupon. Can someone please give a rough estimate or a fee schedule of some kind instead of just telling everyone to call you? I’ve seen some other sites say groupon charges 50% of what you make from the deal. Is this true?

    • Hi – There are no upfront costs to advertising with Groupon. Please call us at the number above or fill out the form at: If there is a fit, someone will reach out to you and you can discuss specifics. Thank you!

    • Hi There are no upfront costs to working with Groupon. Please fill out the form at or call (888) 582-4354 to determine whether or not your business is eligible to work with Groupon. Thank you.

  • Hi! Am I able to sell on groupon if I am only a online virtual store owner and I does not have registered business? And what is the cost? Thanks.

    • Hi Henry, please fill out the form at or call (888) 582-4354 to determine whether or not your business is eligible to work with Groupon. Thank you.

  • I know is no upfront fee..but it gotta be a charge after the deal much is it???

    • Hi Tessy, each business works with Groupon differently, and there is not one flat fee associated with working with us. Please call (888) 582-4354 for more information.

  • I am trying to fill out the form on line and it is not accepting any of my choices on the business category. How do I know what to enter there?

  • Hello, I sell product online on ebay and amazon. I usually get the products on wholesale from Hong Kong and China. I am setting my website and starting to expand my bussiness in local market. I havent registered my business name yet or tax ID. Would I need that to run a promotion of certain item on Groupon? How does the online promotion works?

    From Vancouver, BC

  • Hi

    We have tried foing in the form but it won’t go no further as does not like our post code or phone number

  • I am the chair person for a non profit organization. We are having a fun run and I am wanting to see how much it cost to advertise with you

    • Hi Pam, thanks for your interest in working with Groupon. There is no upfront or set cost to working with Groupon; each business or organization works with us differently. Please visit to fill out an application. If there is a fit between our two businesses, someone will reach out.

  • I would like to advertise my products in Groupon Malaysia. How should contact the person in charge as I have so many question to ask. Thank you.

  • Hi I’m interested advertising on my nails salon, how do I get started and what’s the cost?

  • Hello , I have never advertised on groupon before , when you advertise something and people buy it how will you get the money to your business ?

  • We are a new business in estate agency that operates near Woking and we would like to do a special offer on groupon with a flat fee. Could you assist us with this?

  • HI..I wanted to enquire, if I want to sell some branded fashion accessories and handbags, do i need to have some sort of licence for doing the business with you??

  • We would like to advertise our courses for Security guards, Door Supervisors, Close Protection Officers, and CCTV. Can someone please contact me on the above email address. I have contacted Groupon previously and was told that someone will contact me but to date no one has.

    We are a small company based in Kent. All our trainers are registered with UK service providers.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    John Finlsy
    Head of Education
    Training Foe Security Ltd.

  • Hi Samantha,
    I have a question for you – -These are my Board rules, is there a way to do a Groupon WITHOUT it affecting my license?
    The Board has advised that advertising via Groupon may violate the Board’s fee splitting rule if a licensee is:
    Paying for advertising or marketing services by sharing a specified portion of the professional fees collected from a consumer with the vendor providing the advertising or marketing services;


    Advertising or marketing services via social coupons if the social site is:
    1. Collecting the doctor’s professional fees from the consumer;
    2. Retaining a defined percentage or portion of the revenue collected as payment for the coupon marketing services provided, and;
    3. Remitting to the doctor the remainder of the amount collected.

  • Hi Samantha- We are launching an online art school and are thinking Groupon would be a great way to introduce ourselves. We enjoy some great deals on Groupon for both local businesses and national ones. How does Groupon work for an online business? Can we offer a discount on courses? Do you have a way of calculating the expense/potential of making an offer on Groupon?


    • Hi Tim, please call (888) 582-4354 to speak with a Groupon specialist- they will be able to answer these questions, since we work differently with all businesses. Thank you!

  • Hi i am a local mobile beautichian and am very interested in advertising on groupon but before I fill in any forms I would like to be advised on terms and conditions of how much you charge me please many thanks Michelle

  • How does groupon work. Is there a fee or charge. thanks tammy

    • Hi Tammy, there are no upfront costs associated with working with Groupon. Please fill out the form at and if there is a fit between our two businesses, someone will reach out!

    • Hi Firdaus, our Groupon sales teams work with businesses on an individual basis to determine the structure of each campaign. There is not a set fee. Please call (866) 956-1276 with any questions. Thank you!

  • Hi,

    I wanted to inquire any costs or fees that may be required in order to be featured on Groupon. Also, are any license or permits required for me to advertise with Groupon as well (i.e. State Business License, Tax ID permit, etc.)? I also wanted to know the process of advertising with Groupon, as well as what is and is not allowed to sell. Any information that you can provide me is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  • Have several questions and have tried the 800 number but it keeps referring me to their web site. What percentage do you charge for the advertising, do you issue 1099?

    • Hi Sherry, we do not charge an upfront fee, and each business is set up differently– depending on what they offer. If you fill out the form at, someone can contact you if there is a fit with your business. Thank you.

  • I have an invention that I am moving into the production phase now that we have a trademark. I want to do a limited release on Groupon. Can someone get in contact with me?

  • Have any package or plan of advertising on How about the fees?

    • Hi Tan, there are no upfront fees associated with running a Groupon promotion. Please call (888) 582-4354 for more help. All the best to you!

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