Daily deals sites like Groupon is declining recently. A number of affinity deal websites are taking over its place. Would you believe setting up a deal website for an affinity group now become a simple process? Well, it is.
Why Create a Deal Website?
If you are offering deals on your website to your members, then more of your members will visit your website consistently. In addition, it offers exclusive value to your members. Deals will not only keep your customers consistent and convert them but will also increase trust towards your brand.
Here are some critical factors that you should know before a start,
- Determine a niche
To find a suitable market is one of the difficult tasks in this competitive field. I would say that is one of the primary and important factors that everyone should concentrate on. For example, you can provide health, wellness and fitness coupons or deals. Or focus on baby product deals.
- Setup your business
Plan your business structure, name and owning a business license if required in your province.
- Domain name and hosting
One of the most significant tasks is getting a domain name that suites with your business name as there is already thousands domain are registered. For less than $100 you can buy a domain name and a year’s worth of hosting.
- Build and design your website
An attractive and fast site is one of the key factors in your deal business. Nowadays most of the customers signing up by looking at the website design and functionalities only. If your website is no longer attractive, you may lose most of the customers. Remember, your goal is to create an easy to use the site that makes money, so avoid too many bells and whistles that can distract your visitor or slow your site down. Don’t forget to add a privacy statement and policies for both customers and businesses. And be sure your website is responsive as more and more people are using their phones and tablets to seek deals.
- Referral Discounts
Provide customers some discount for referring your website to their friends; this will increase your sales also and promote your store as well.
iScripts offers you the ready-made online deal website which is well optimized for both the web and mobile platform. iScripts GroupDeal is very cost-effective, easy to use and has plenty of extensions to enhance your marketplace features. Moreover, you don’t have to be a tech guy to build a website.
Let’s look more about iScripts GroupDeal. The platform is categorized into three.
iScripts GroupDeals is a deals platform for affinity groups like schools, associations, companies, and organizations. Click here to try the Online Demo of iScripts GroupDeals. You can try both the end-user demo (what you would see as a visitor to your website) and also the admin control panel demo (where you manage the users, sites, settings, etc..)
Have questions about our web software and mobile apps and how it can work with your existing business or online business idea? Call us at (312) 423-6728 with any questions you may have.