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Group buying for business: we review BizzBuzz

Lia Timson
20 June 2011 1 minute readShare
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My Business technology editor Lia Timson takes a new group buying service aimed at small business for a spin. Her verdict? It has potential.

You’ve heard about the group buying buzz, right? (If not, see Living Social vs. Cudo vs. Spreets) Now there’s a service just for small businesses. We decided to try it out.

As soon as www.bizzbuzz.com.au was launched with the promise of up to 40 per cent discounts for businesses items, we signed up and purchased the first offer: a free starter account with receipt organising outfit Shoeboxed.com.au.

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Shoeboxed promises to do all the boring receipt data entry for your tax preparation (you send them the receipts; they send you back a spreadsheet in a format your accounting software understands).

The offer from BizzBuzz arrived as promised. Within minutes I was notified by email of my successful (free) purchase and prompted to open an account with Shoeboxed. Within two days, I received the Shoeboxed reply paid envelope for my receipts.

 

The next offers from BizzBuzz were a mixed bag.

We found the video-production package for $199 very attractive for a business wanting to experiment with sales or training online but unsure of where to start. It included script, actor, shoot, editing and post-production - certainly a cheap way to produce a pilot uploadable 90-sec video.

The 500 business cards from Vistaprint for $25 sounded OK but we didn’t need any at the time.

We found the $99 15-page marketing plan offer from www.sbmarketingsolutions.com.au the least appealing as we know choosing your marketing partner involves more than a quick plan and a few promotional material recommendations.

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In conclusion, we will keep an eye on other BizzBuzz offers in future so we can snap any suitable ones up. Hopefully the company and the offer-maker will continue to deliver securely and as promised.

Group buying for business: we review BizzBuzz
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