Our team has developed GroupDeal, group buying software platform that powers many Groupon competitor sites.
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).