September 7, 2010
Dealfind offers new way to shop online
Harnesses power of collective buying
The ultimate North American restaurant and hospitality guide, MenuPalace.com, launches its new and unique website, Dealfind ( www.dealfind.com). Dealfind introduces to Canadian consumers a whole new way of shopping with the power of collective-buying and a one-of-a-kind “ambassador program”.
With the simple click of a mouse and word of mouth, Dealfind brings consumers the best places to dine, shop and experience at a fraction of the cost. The service works by negotiating deals with businesses looking to attract new customers. For example, $75 worth of food and drinks at a restaurant, can be purchased for only $30. Once people go on Dealfind, they can subscribe for free to receive daily emails alerting them about that day’s special deal, which are sometimes chopped down to 90 per cent off.
Additionally, Dealfind has uniquely pioneered an “ambassador program” where its users can earn money. This works when users refer friends, colleagues and family members to purchase a deal. Through this program, Dealfind encourages users to share the deal with others via communications vessels such as Facebook and Twitter, utilizing social media tools at a whole other level. Whenever a purchase results from a referral, Dealfind will pay the ambassador a generous commission.
Dealfind features a "Deal" each day. Users then have 24 hours to buy it. Once the time runs out on the deal of the day, buyers of the voucher can start redeeming them at the chosen business. These businesses vary from restaurant and tourist attractions, to spa getaways and car detailing. The deals have no expiry dates, so the buyers are free to use them at anytime.
As an example, through Dealfind's unique social distribution method, it was able to sell 2,163 spa packages, 295 tailor made shirts, 1,154 sushi restaurant certificates, 608 passes for paintball, 1,191 passes for kickboxing classes, 774 passes for the high speed Toronto Boat Tours and 588 car detailing packages. Each of these sales were done in a 24 hour period.