Being ours is the first and popular groupon clone in the market, our team introduced many new features. Like I already pointed out, we added self service merchant login in the first version itself and Groupon introduced the same feature--much later as Groupon 2.0.
By August 2011, our team introduced another killer feature termed as "GroupDeal Live". It is more than Groupon's Groupon Now:
- It has street marketing ability. With it, merchants can create deals for the (sudden) crowd.
- By looking at merchant control panel, they can find the users around their shops and branches. The users are classified into Normal/Web Users and iPhone Users--and so, merchants can identify the new crowd. They can then create deals to attract the online crowd.
- The platform will be of huge help during any procession or sudden crowd in any branches.
I hope, Groupon will adopt this concept in their software soon and tech news sites will call it as a big innovation (if they didn't read or follow our platform).