The company also recently pulled out of Greece and Turkey and sold a controlling stake of its India unit to venture capital firm Sequoia.
The job cuts will come primarily from the international team that helped put together deals and customer service, according to the blog post. And the restructuring will cost the company. It expects to pay a pre-tax charge of $35 million, which will cover employee severance and compensation costs as well as other costs, according a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company's stock fell 2.5 percent in morning trading Tuesday to about $4 a share. But its stock has lost half its value so far this year.
Groupon was once at the forefront of sites hailed as a revolution for local commerce: They offered subscribers heavy discounts at businesses and typically took a cut of the deals sold. At first, businesses flocked to them and a crowd of similar services cropped up.
But then some businesses, especially restaurants, began complaining that offering deals through Groupon ended up costing them money. Regular customers would show up with coupons in hand. New customers spent the bare minimum and didn't turn into repeat business.
Customers, too, seemed fatigued by the sheer volume of e-mails from the daily deal industry. Services aimed at helping people unsubscribe from them even popped up.
The industry has struggled to address customer fatigue and revive its fortunes. In 2013, Groupon fired founder and chief executive Andrew Mason. LivingSocial, a D.C.-based competitor, has also shed employees as part of attempts to restructure.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said Groupon was closing operations in seven countries, but it is actually closing operations in six countries as well as Puerto Rico. We regret the error.