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Tech Crunch, Attack of the Groupon clones


2010
04.16

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[UK] There doesn’t seem to be a week gone by without the launch of another Groupon clone. In fact, so hot is the group buying space that we’re now hearing of a number of sites that do nothing more than aggregate the daily deals of theGroupon clones.

West Sussex-based Deal Romeo, which has only just launched, is one such offering. The site, which is privately funded and was founded by brothers Dexter Grima (23) and Jason Grima (26) in February this year, aggregates the best offers available from 12 of the UK’s group buying sites. These include GroupolaMy City Deal, Scrum Buy, Wowcher, Deal Bunch, Viva Voucher, KGB Deals, Wahanda, Snippa, Likebees, Deal Mob and London’s Best.

It lets users search for offers based on their location and interests and have the results delivered regularly by email.

The offers themselves – the data – is pulled in using Deal Romeo’s “advanced system algorithm”, a fancy way of describing the site’s scraper as none of the group buying sites, as far as I know, offer an API for third-parties to access their data. That said, Deal Romeo says it’s been welcomed by the sites it aggregates who are keen to see their deals get additional exposure. Right now, Deal Romeo doesn’t charge a fee to be included in its index but hopes to eventually generate affiliate revenue via click-throughs, presumably once or if it scales.

Deal Romeo is currently available in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Brighton, Liverpool, Glasgow, Reading, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, with more cities to come, says the company.

As for the competition, we know of at least one other group buying aggregator. US-basedlocalofferlounge.com, which indexes and categorizes 170+ offers from over 60 group buying sites across 50 cities in the US, Canada and UK. But I suspect there are others.

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Deal Romeo, Discount Vouchers to the masses.


2010
04.16

Dealromeo.co.uk will be launching this April as the first UK based daily deal aggregator website! Group buying sites offer discount voucher codes of up to 90% off for fun things to do in the UK such as dining out, spa treatments, theatre tickets, music events, activities and more. Deal Romeo selects the best offers from popular group buying sites such as Groupola, My City Deal, Wahanda as well as nine others, across twelve cities in the UK.

‘With the overwhelming number of daily deals on offer today we wanted to create an easy to use platform for users to browse and find deals that are of interest to them’ says Jason Grima, one of the founders of Deal Romeo.

Dealromeo.co.uk allows consumers to search for promotional codes based on their location and interests, ensuring bargain hunters find exactly what they are looking for, in the most efficient way possible. Once more Deal Romeo will cleverly pick out the deals that match each user’s interests and send them those deals via email.

Deal Romeo has developed an advanced system algorithm that will systematically index daily deal websites and display deal information on the Deal Romeo website. Deal Romeo continues to develop its systems to ensure the best search results for its users. Our aim is to create a powerful resource for consumers whilst at the same time delivering targeted and direct traffic to daily deal websites by allowing consumers to search by interests,’ says Jason Grima.

With Deal Romeo operating in such a fast paced industry and new group buying sites being launched daily, the aggregator site will quickly become an invaluable resource for group buying fans, driving traffic to daily deal websites and speeding along the introduction of group buying to the UK.

Deal Romeo is available in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Brighton, Liverpool, Glasgow, Reading, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, with more cities to come.

For more information about Deal Romeo, please visit http://www.dealromeo.co.uk or contact us at media@dealromeo.co.uk or 01273 906669

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