For the past few years we’ve started to learn about these daily deal sites out there. You know the ones that clog up your email with “Today’s Best Deal in your area”. It’s been the big boom since companies like Craigslist, Amazon, and Ebay. It has been the newest most innovative way for small businesses to get out there and show off their mad skills to new customers. The best part is that the companies don’t have to do any of the marketing themselves and it doesn’t cost them a thing until a sale is made. “HOLY SMOKES BATMAN! It doesn’t cost me anything until a sale is made?” Nope. These companies are sought out by the deal making websites and asked to be promoted on their site for a percentage of the deal. Which in turn makes it so the company or service provider doesn’t lose anything, actually they gain a potential customer.
Being in sales my whole life I can’t believe I didn’t come up with this idea. Half the time anyone who owns a business will tell you that if they could just get people into their place or to try their product they could guaranty that they’d have a customer for life. I wonder if that’s REALLY true. See anytime I purchase a deal from one of these sites and I use it later I make sure to post my review up on my own website or on websites such as Yelp or Urbanspoon. Now I wonder how long it will take these deal sites and the review sites to recognize what an ingenious idea it would be to incorporate the two together. Maybe build a platform where you can review your deal on one site and have it noted on all of them. Plus if you give an incentive to the reviewer for making and posting their review you’d have an exceptional amount of traffic and a better scale on whether that deal was an actual success or not.
Recently I found a site called nomorerack.com which is another deal of the day type site. It offers 8 deals a day and sometimes can offer an insanity deal which is quick to disappear if you don’t jump on it. The products on nomorerack.com seem to be up to date and trend worthy. Products that are usually too expensive to buy and try on their own, but with help from bulk buying anyone can manage to grab these deals. Don’t get me wrong I love sites like Groupon.com, livingsocials.com, and eversave.com, but they usually all pertain to dinners, nail salons and spas. I need variety! I need to try the latest and greatest electronics, health care products, and beauty products. So check out this new site and let me know what you think about it. And if anyone wants to snag my idea on bringing the review sites and the deal of the day sites together I’m for hire… let’s roll.