Australian-based coupon aggregator Tjoos has hit the start-up jackpot, selling the business to US company Internet Brands. That’s good news for the founders, but what does that mean for the local version of the site?
Our main criticism of Tjoos when we first checked it out was that it was hard to find Australia-only coupons on the site, a criticism much mollified by the Australia-specific site. A spokesperson for Internet Brands told us that the company wouldn’t refocus on the American market despite the sale:
Our users come to Tjoos from all over the world, and we’ve always had a worldwide reach and voice. We have no plans to change the international focus of the site.
The real test will be whether the local site continues to feature Australian coupons in six months’ time, when the operations have been fully integrated, but that’s a reasonable starting point.