Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) — Groupon Inc. has begun offering discounts on products sold over the Web in the U.K., thrusting the Internet-coupon company into closer competition with the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc.

The Chicago-based company is advertising discounts of more than 80 percent off products to its U.K. customers. When users purchase a product deal, they receive a code to enter into the manufacturer’s website for a discount on their online order.

via Groupon Makes Foray Into E-Commerce, Taking on Amazon in U.K. – Businessweek.