You can never set yourself short on living well. A better quality of life is not only good for morale and overall general happiness, but studies show that people who live well and live healthy lifestyles are more likely to live longer lives as well as have more energy. Much to the contrary of what some believe, living well is more than just exercising and eating healthy. It also involves the products that you purchase and accept into your lifestyle. Yes, the products. You wouldn't think that products or particular brands could make a big difference on living well and living healthy, but they do. That's what the mission is at Mertado's online headquarters--to offer consumers a variety of top quality products that are lifestyle-oriented to a consumer's particular wants, needs and styles.
Mertado began as an online reference point for such products, ranging from gas grills to coffee makers, and everything in between. However, as of February 2012, Mertado partnered with the social media powerhouse Groupon to offer its products to a wider range of consumers at more reasonable prices. So, technically, Mertado is no more, rather it has joined the Groupon family to offer its products as a group member of the popular social commerce website. You can find Mertado products in the Product section on Groupon. These products include everything from computer speakers, multitasking pens (that record audio and video in some circumstances, as well) and fleece jackets and pullovers. It's the same products you've come to know and love by shopping at mertado.com, only at a different Internet headquarters. Groupon is finishing, in essence, what Mertado has started.
The product development process is rather tedious. It begins with concept. That is, coming up with an idea that you want to execute in product form. Then, there's the design phase, which consists of, well, designing the product. Next up is the engineering phase, where you actually build a physical product from either your design software or sketches. Then you have to test it. That's where the prototype stage comes in. You test for form, fit and function. If something isn't working accordingly, it's back to the design stage for you. Finally, after you've developed a prototype you're happy with, you launch the product to market through manufacturing. The product development cycle can be fast or slow, depending on those that are developing it and how many changes are called for. But the end goal is to launch a successful product to market. Mertado has accomplished this with their company, selling top-quality products. Now, Groupon is carrying out that mission.
Mertado (and Groupon)--supplying high-quality products for high-quality people that expect nothing but the best.