Sites like Groupon are talk of town and some people visit sites like this everyday. The reason is simple, they want to get the best and cheapest deal. Groupon offers discounts in mostly every deal, and that’s what people love, afterall, who doesn’t love to buy products at discounted rate. Therefore creating a Daily Deal site can be a good business model, and this concept will definitely appeal to many.
So what’s the best and easiest way to build a Daily Deal site like Groupon? If you’ve selected to use WordPress as a CMS for this task, then Daily Deal theme by templatic is what you exactly want. Take a look at what this theme offers:
Features of Daily Deal Theme
This theme is a complete package, and no plugins required. Daily Deal theme for WordPress will help you to create a mid-level deal site where sellers can submit their deals (coupons, vouchers, digital products, etc) and if found appealing the deal can be approved or rejected by the admin. Each deal runs through specified time duration or till stocks lasts, and only till that period visitors or buyers can purchase the deal. If site visitors/buyers want to buy the deal, then this theme includes seven payment gateways. Admin can use all, or just a few as per his/her choice. E.g. if the admin only wants to use PayPal, then just enable and configure PayPal and disable all other payment gateways. The payment options helps you setup the payment gateways easily, no coding stuff required. What’s more, email notifications are also sent to to the admin, sellers and buyers, at relevant events like at the time of submitting a deal by the seller or when a deal is successfully purchased, etc. So this is how this theme works.
Talking about submit deal page, through this page the sellers who are interested in selling their deal can submit their proposal (or call it a deal) to the site admin. On the first page, seller will need to fill out the details about the product, second page is the preview page and finally on third page the seller will get a message that says that the deal is submitted. The admin can activate, accept or reject the deal. What’s the difference between these status ? Well, “activate” means the deal gets activated on the home page at the top (that’s the first deal on home page), “accept” means that deal is accepted and can be viewed in particular category where that deal is submitted and “reject” means that the deal will not be published on the site. And one more thing that will appeal to some people is “post custom fields”. If you want to add some additional custom fields in this “submit deal” form then that can also be done using the interface given in backend. Nothing complex once you get used to it and isn’t it better then coding everything from scratch.
And one more worth talking feature is Transaction reports. Admin can see transaction reports in the backend. The reports show the buyer/seller details, deals sold, number of items, deal status, etc. In short, everything that you ever wished to see is here. You can also export these reports in CSV.
This theme comes with 5 color schemes, so that you can choose the color scheme as per your choice.