As all of you have seen, Daily Deal sites like Groupon and Living Social are the current fad. Personally I scan the sites everyday to see what kind of deal I can find that, even if I don’t need it, I sometimes buy them and give them as gifts for family and friends.
We now have a few options available to set up a Daily Deal site for you clients. Check out the list below.
1.- Instincts Beta Release – GroupDeals
GetShopped is releasing the premier WordPress Group deal plugin. Check out the beta release at Getshopped.org. This plugin is just super awesome. It is still in the beta stages. It will have a Child theme that goes along very well.
Currently this plugin seems to be free – But it recommends not to use the beta on a live site until fully release. So I expect there to be some type of charge in the future. That leaves with two costly but viable options to set up your Group Deal WordPress site.
2.- Group Buying Site – Groupbuyingsite.com
Let’s just say they are all premier – This one has 4 different options. Starting from $199 for just the plugin and single site license up to plugin and theme for $449 for unlimited sites.
Group Buying Site seems to be an excellent choice to set up your Group Daily deal wordpress site. Excellent features like Deal Creation, Deal Stats, Fully Customizable, Automated Deals, Payment Gateways, SEO, Social Media Integration and other features.
3.- Group Deals – Groupdealsplugin.com
Third but not last and let’s just say the reason for this is price. This one Basic starts at $249 – With a 7% percent transaction rate. Oops – Not worthy guys. You can do Premium for $69 a month or $399 with a 5% transaction fee. Or buy it fully at $3,999. Same features as #2.
So who is the winner? On pricing I would have to go for Groupbuyingsite.com