Finally got everything setup (late into the night) for our TeaCat launch this morning. Paul had a well earned lie in and we went live at 08:30 this morning with the first of our TeaCat offers – a great selection of Food and Fashion.
TeaCat joins the Group Buying fray with a focus on London and Surrey. Like the others, they offer fantastic discounts on things to do, see and experience in and around London and Surrey.
We’re aware of some problems with the Groupon website. It seems that our users have been unable to access Groupon deal pages since approximately 11am. If you’re hankering after a particular offer please keep trying – Groupon are working hard on the problem!
Update – Groupon is now back online after a period of downtime between 11am and 1pm.
We’ve moved! Over the last week we’ve been settling in to our new office in London Bridge. We are just over the moon to have a place that’s all ours where we can work together with no distractions.
So here we are – Andy on the left, Paul in the middle and me (Helen) on the end – hard at work (of course), snapped by our new neighbour and landlord (and since Friday night’s drinks, our new best friend) Luc from Liberty Resourcing, the company in the office upstairs.
London Bridge is a great location to be in – we’re about 30 seconds walk away from Borough Market and can almost smell the gourmet food on offer if we lean out of one of the windows. Watch out for future photos in which we all gain significant weight.
To make the office more comfortable, Andy and Paul went on a trip to a cool social enterprise place called First Fruit Warehousing in East London (near the Thames Barrier) to get all the office furniture – all of which is re-used. (Isn’t it great when you can be bargain-hunters AND environmentally friendly at the same time!). Paul completed the look with some £1.50 lamps from the Ikea sale, and Andy added a coffee machine and biscuit tin (not visible in the photo) and our Buyometric office was fit for purpose.
Being together in one place has lifted us to a state of constant creativity and collaboration – it’s heaven! Although Paul and I are having to get used to Andy’s special talent for creating mess – it seems he needs at least 2 desks just to spread his stuff over. Ah well, some you win, some you lose.
And now we’ve got the space to expand, we’re thinking about taking on new members of the team. Watch this space.
We recently added Here For A Day to our list of featured partners. They’re a great addition to the Buyometric “family” and bring a nice selection of deals to the table that center around “Home & Family”.
As a family run business themselves, Mark and Donna – the co-founders of Here For A Day – have a real understanding of what a family is looking for and have really worked hard with us over the past couple of weeks to get things setup and ready for the launch.
Hopefully there won’t be too many more midnight emails bouncing back and fourth.