We have seen 28 local deals sites aka Groupon clones in India. The next obvious play is to become a deal aggregator and hopefully provide traffic to these players. There is already some discussion on what should be the real business model and technology concentration of a deal aggregator site, though very little is really being done in this space.
Here is a list of players attempting to crack this model. Except for few the others only seem to add noise.
Desidime.com – This is a forum kind of attempt to list deals from local deal sites as well other ecommerce players. Though from the first look it just seems to cluttered with little effort in capitalizing on the forum model.
DealRater – Though very new but a promising player in the space. The concentration is not on listing all the deals from everywhere possible but letting the crowd submit the deals and have a forum kind of score board for contributors and deal popularity. The deals need not be from one of the Groupon clones but from any source possible. They need not be a discount but as long as they are a good deal, they fit the bill.
Buzzr.in – The site is already popular with about 22K Facebook fans. They aggregate deals from local deal sites and a lot of popular and non-popular ecommerce sites. A crowd sourcing and user rating model for sharing deals and keeping the users more engaged is being explored.
Dealites.com – On the first look i was expecting something different from this site but on the second click looked nothing beyond a listings site. Deals are from local group deal sites as well as other ecommerce portals.
Getalldealz.com – A pure listing attempt only. There are some narrow down feature but none of real use. The real narrow feature needed in this space is locality, gender and age targeting and not category.
89Deals.com – Aggregates deals from local deal sites to Ebay and other ecommerce players. Just too many ads, no effort on doing anything worth while.
Deals22.com – Same as 89deals the aggregation is from all sorts of ecommerce site and local deals sites. A little more concentration on getting the SEO right.
Dealmandi.com – A single page view of all the latest deals from local deal sites and some other deal based ecommerce services.
Dealuniter.com – Listing from few local deal sites only. Nothing really to talk about.
Mydealstreet.com – A decent effort in technology with ajaxy feel to the site. The only 1 extra feature i see is a price filter.
Dailydeal.in – Aggregating deals from Local deal and ecommerce sites. The navigations seems broken.
Dealspick.com – A better looking design with category wise listing but no value add in form of narrow down etc.
Badiyadeals.com – Listing from local deal as well as product deal sites. Good narrow down features. Should grow into something more useful.
We must have surely missed a lot of other sites/blogs that are attempting the same. Do share it in the comments if you know of them.
What do you really think space needs? More content aggregators, smart technology or public participation or … ? Your thoughts?
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He is the founder of FindYogi]