Grouping up group buying websites

By on April 13, 2011
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The Deal Space — all your favourite group buying sites in one place.

One of the biggest things to happen to the e-commerce industry in the region has been the emergence and success of group buying websites. Cobone, GoNabit and the like have been instrumental in pushing consumers to go online in search of great bargains. However, with many more websites getting on the group buying bandwagon, it’s becoming increasingly annoying to have to subscribe to each and everyone, only to be littered with loads of emails every morning.

The Deal Space

Tackling this problem and giving you access to all the great deals in one place is The Deal Space (www.thedealspace.com). Created by Jiten Menda, an ex-IBM Project Management and ERP specialist, the site is a mash-up of various group buying sites including Cobone, GoNabit and dealgobbler.com.

We caught up with Jiten to talk to him about his website.

Tbreak.com: What is The Deal Space?

The Deal Space is the first daily deal aggregation service in the Middle East currently featuring deals from Cobone, GoNabit & dealgobbler.com. We all love daily deals, but it isn’t the most convenient to have to sift through 3-4 emails or websites every morning to see if there are any deals that interest you. Signing up with The Deal Space gives you access to one page with all the active deals from all of these websites. In addition, you can pick the kinds of deals you want to see and how often you want to receive emails about them. For example, as a guy, I really don’t care about women’s hair treatment or mani-pedi deals but I used to have go through them almost everyday anyway! Now I just get one email a day with deals that are relevant to me with the stuff I like.

Tbreak.com: How does The Deal Space work?

It’s fairly simple and straight-forward. You register on the site with your email address, then you select the different categories of deals that you are interested in, be it restaurants, water sports, massages or all of them, and that’s it! The rest is done by The Deal Space; it checks all the hosted deal websites for new deals or changes to current deals multiple times every hour and brings you the updates via the website or email based on your preferences. Once you click on any of the deals on The Deal Space, it takes you directly to that deal on the respective daily deal website where you can grab the deal just like you normally would. The Deal Space simply acts as a convenience window or portal to all the deals currently available.

Tbreak.com: Which websites does it currently feature deals from? Are there any expansion plans?

Currently, I’ve launched The Deal Space featuring deals from Cobone, GoNabit and dealgobbler.com. I am in the process of adding a couple of other deal-related websites which should be live within a week. Along with providing the convenience of having as many active deals listed on the website as possible, I take it as my responsibility to ensure that the websites hosted are well-established and are in good standing. There are at least a handful of other high potential deal websites out there, which I will add when the time is right both for themselves and for The Deal Space.

We’re also assessing the deal space (no pun intended) in other cities in the Middle East to find out where else the community can benefit from a deal aggregator. Many of these cities only have one or two daily deal websites which doesn’t warrant the need for an aggregator just yet. But we’ve noticed some room for expansion and will be setting up to cater to the daily deal community in those cities soon.


About

Hitesh is a tech/games journalist and Business Development Manager for the Tbreak Network.

Comments
  • http://twitter.com/Lil__princess Shraddha Shetty

    Goood Work jiten!! glad uve found a solution to the 4 am emails! :)

  • Mahmoud Musally

    Good job and good luck jiten

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