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Top 7 reasons why group buying sites are popular in Brazil

Group buying sites like Peixe Urbano and Groupon exploded in Brazil in 2010.  Understanding why they were so successful will help to better understand the Brazilian market.  Here are 7 reasons why group buying sites are so popular: 1) High margins on consumer services.  The margins of expensive restaurants in Brazil are higher than their counterparts abroad.  According to a contact at Groupon, it is possible for a high end restaurant to sell with a …

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Top 11 reasons why Brazil is so expensive

Top 11 reasons why Brazil is so expensive

Brazil living costs are extremely expensive, especially for foreigners. Front page of Epoca magazine’s September 2011 article “Why is Brazil so expensive” shows data on the cost of cars in Brazil compared with other countries, costing twice the price in Brazil compared with the US. Front page of March 2012 edition of Brazil’s Veja magazine: “Why Brazil has the most expensive iPhone in the world” presented benchmarks of everyday products (shoes, jeans, electronics) in Brazil …

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Top 4 reasons why furniture is expensive in Brazil

Furniture in Brazil is incredibly expense.  There are actually reasons for this aside from the general reasons why Brazil is so expensive.  I offer the following explanation. 1) Wood prices Brazil has some of the highest stocks of wood in the world, but is a smaller exporter relative to indonesia for example. The reason is that unfortunately, a lot of wood is produced illegally. Illegally sourced wood is used in many local industries and is very …

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