5 Things You Didn't Know About Woot
- Woot usually offers one discounted product per day on its home page, and it's usually off an electronic gadget or piece of computer hardware.
- Woot has 12 specialty discount pages where consumers can get discounts on specific product categories like children's items, household goods and wine.
- On June 30, 2010, Woot announced its intention to be acquired by Amazon.com, and it honored that agreement shortly thereafter.
- Woot's original slogan was "One Day, One Deal," which meant that the store would offer one discount per day until it ran out of stock.
- Woot keeps surprise and engagement high by never announcing products that are going to be featured on discount before they air on the site.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Woot.com
Because Woot is an Internet retailer that specializes in bringing its customers exclusive deals and discounts per day, there is no need to manually input a coupon code at Woot's website. Any special promotions that Woot's running are automatically deducted from your final purchase price when you shop the site to ensure that customers never miss out on a deal simply because they didn't know the appropriate coupon or promo code or didn't have it handy to enter it during the checkout process. Woot is all about simplicity and offering customers the best discounts on the Internet without having to make them jump through hoops to secure those deals. The only requirement for shopping at Woot is that you sign up for a free Woot account, and you can even use your Amazon, Facebook or Yahoo ID to sign up to the site.
Similar in tone and content to other Internet discount retailers like eBay and Overstock, Woot is taking the online discount and wholesale closeout price market by storm. Founded by an electronics wholesaler known as Matt Rutledge in the suburb of Carrollton, Texas, which is located in Dallas, the site made its online debut on July 12, 2004. Although Woot started out as a single domain that mostly featured one discount per day as per its "One Day, One Deal," slogan, it soon began to branch out to include other domains that offered deals and discounts in specific categories. For instance, in addition Woot.com, the site also owns and operates Wine.woot, Shirt.woot, Kids.woot, Sellout.woot and countless other similar extensions.
Woot follows a one-deal-a-day business model in which customers are usually limited to only buying up to three of the day's item per customer. Sometimes the limit is set at only one or two, depending upon the available stock of the item. Originally, Woot would sell its one discounted product per day until the stock of that item was sold or until the product was replaced at midnight Central time with the next day's product offering. If the site sold out of its advertised deal for the day, then another deal would not appear until midnight that night. However, when Amazon acquired Woot, it changed it so that if a product sells out fast enough, another daily deal will be offered for purchase instead of customers having to wait until midnight for the next deal.
Because Woot doesn't manufacture the items sold on its site, it doesn't offer any customer support for the products. It simply seeks to bring products to customers at the lowest possible prices, usually at discounted prices comparable to wholesale prices or better. Additionally, defective products can't ever be replaced, but simply refunded. All of Woot's extension ship within the United States, and everything ships for a flat fee regardless of the weight, size or volume of the package.
The many special events that Woot holds are part of what makes the company so popular. For instance, sometimes the site deviates away from its "One Day, One Deal" business model for what it's fondly dubbed a "Woot-Off." A Woot-Off lasts for an unspecified length of time that's usually anywhere between 24 and 72 hours during which Woot's products sell over very quickly and are immediately replaced by other special deals within just one or two minutes.
Additionally, Woot has been known to offer a blind grab event known as the "Random Crap" event. The idea behind the "Bag of Crap" is that customers purchase a bag that has one relatively good and sometimes really expensive item along with three "crappy" items. The Random Crap event remains popular and usually triggers such a response from customers that millions of order requests are placed, and the bags of crap sell out within just a few minutes. The overwhelming response sometimes leads to server lags and crashes.
The other event for which Woot has become known is its 2-for-Tuesday events. Starting in January 2006, Woot began offering two packs of products every Tuesday. Occasionally, the site will offer quantities more than two, such as 3-for-Tu3sday and 4-for 4uesday events and so on.
Woot Social Media Links
Woot on YouTube: Woot's YouTube channel is the place to go when you want to see entertaining and information videos about the types of deals you can obtain on Woot.com. It is a great place to watch music videos and other videos that Woot liked and uploaded to its channel to share with its fans.
Woot on Facebook: Check out Woot's Facebook profile when you want to show your love and support for the company by clicking on the "Like" button and posting comments of your own Woot experiences on the company's timeline. Additionally, connect with other Woot users and reply to company posts to stay informed of the latest news governing the company.
Woot on Twitter: Stay informed of the latest deals, promotions and prizes awarded by Woot by following the company's Twitter profile. Favorite your favorite company tweets, and respond to company tweets with tweets of your own to share your own Woot experiences with others.
Woot Customer Service Contact Info
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