My business partner and I would like to build a daily deal's aggregator Website similar to [url removed, login to view] that will aggregate daily deals from numerous sites that will be of interest to select group / demographic in America (English only). I have bought the domain for this site.
Site should have the functionality of an aggregator like Yipit: [url removed, login to view]
Therefore, the site must utilize RSS/XML feeds provided by group buying sites and filter down to deals of interest to the demographic we are targeting. If RSS feeds are not available, the code / script must have the ability to scrape the needed content direct from target domain. Scraped data - Deal provider, deal image, recommended retail price (merchants price), discount price, Discount percent, Saved money, Time left to buy (show expired if closed), Category.
Like Yipit the site needs to have categories for our select demographic running down the left side of the page along with locations. I can give these to you in an email.
It will need to have tracking features to track how many people are clicking through the site onto the daily deal sites and how many of them bought that specific item / signed up as a new user / etc. Deal links that are clicked on a lot on the site or through emails should be shown visually to the user as hot items (can give you language for this).
The site should automatically aggregate all available daily deals by location or the preferences selected. We will provide the list of deal sites that should be aggregated by RSS feed or scraped. In addition, the back-end admin page should make it simple for adding affiliate group buying sites to the page as new RSS feeds as new daily deal sites continue to pop up.
We'd also like the back-end functionality to allow us to add our own featured deals in the future as we may begin to work directly with some small businesses to offer exclusive deals to our growing number of subscribers.
We need an email capture system. For first time visitors this should be in the center of the page as a custom landing page as they subscribe. We'd also like to allow users to login with Facebook as an alternative option to email. As users then input their preferences onto the system, we need to send them a daily email with the deals in their preference range only. In addition to collecting new subscribers the system also has to send them the scheduled daily email and unsubscribe them if they choose to do so.
We need a google analytics inside it and site musty be search engine optimised, xml site map.
Feedback bar to report any issues with the site available to users.
We need the back-end ability to easily add more cities and towns to the site as we continue to grow.
Also, need to be able to set deals list priority manually plus automatically.
I need the system to be able set the deals order by some parameters:
- Time left
- Time passed from the begining
We want a very basic design. Clean and streamlined. [url removed, login to view] is a good example of simple design we like. We'll give you logo ideas and name in private - once contract is awarded.
You must meet deadlines and stay on budget. We're open to building a long term relationship with our chosen partner with other projects / Websites we have in the pipeline. Including the possible development of mobile applications for this Website.
We will pay when the project is finalized to our requests. Potential mid-project payment to the right individual if project is running smoothly.