Groupon Clone Script Software Reviews – Part 2

Note: Due to the age of this post as well as the evolution of the Groupon clone/aggregator system, RJH Solutions will no longer offer support for these systems. The “writing on the wall” was seen when Groupon’s CEO was fired early 2013. In the meantime, please continue browsing the rest of the site. -Rafi
After receiving an overwhelming response to my initial review of some Groupon Clones out there, I have decided to write a follow-up on some more as per requests for some other Groupon clone softwares out there.

Just so everyone knows, I am not a reseller and therefore am posting my personal experiences and opinions of each script.

This post covers Wroupon, Daily Deal Builder, EponWare, Groupon Clone Pro, Groupon.comClone.com, and BuildaCouponSite.com.

Wroupon

Wroupon, a Chinese-based Singapore company, looks, feels and functions EXACTLY the same way that Alstrasoft does. Cheap, buggy, and limited in terms of payment processors. The more I look at it the more I’m convinced that one copied the software off the other. Perhaps some modifications were made, but that’s about it. Bugs like adding cities and limited payment processors are still present, and when other demo users point out clear bugs, very little is done to troubleshoot or at least respond to user comments.

Bottom line, nothing original, and substandard support.

Price: $89 for the Lite version, $350 for the full. A complete breakdown can be found here.

Daily Deal Builder

Daily Deal Builder looks from the outset like another stable Groupon clone, but at a relatively steep price. The starting price is $400 for the script PLUS a monthly fee for subscribers, starting at $25 a month, going as high as $5,000 a month for over 1 million subscribers. And, who’s to say that a significant percentage will make purchases to justify this cost? It can become a costly choice.

As far as functionality goes, I don’t see how it’s functionality differs from other Groupon clone sites I’ve encountered, save for the optional YouTube video upload instead of an image. Payment gateways are limited to Paypal standard and a generic credit card processor. Not only that, but it seems that you’re limited in choices of design and cities/countries, and they’re essentially hosting/owning the code for you. I personally wouldn’t recommend that in case various scenarios occur, such as code base change, or even the minute chance that the company goes out of business.

Also, there’s a base currency setting per site. What if you intend to expand your business globally and use different currencies and time zones?

Again, my personal take is to have control of the code you own at a decent cost. $400 plus a monthly fee starting at $25 for code you don’t even have control over is in my opinion a bit steep, even though support is within the United States time zones.

Price: $400 plus a monthly fee starting at $25, can go as high as $5,000/month.

EponWare’s EponGroup

Some pointers:

  • The main website is amateurishly run on Joomla! CMS.
  • There is no free demo, rather the demo must be per request.
  • The email address for contacting them is an “@gmail.com” one.
  • “Ships in 3-5 days.” I don’t understand why downloadable software needs to take that long.
  • In all honesty, I have not tested the software to come to an adequate conclusion. I filled out the sign-up form earlier but no attempt to contact me back was made, which gives credence to the company’s non-professionalism.

It has recently come to my attention that their support is not , the code is encrypted so that it cannot be modified, is limited in functionality, and that any little change is also expensive.

Pricing:
Software: $500
Skin Design: $250
Language Mod: $150
Training: $99
Customization: $50/hour

 

My next post in the Groupon Clone series covers reviews on the following: Groupon Clone Pro, Groupon.comClone.com, buildacouponsite, and FatBit’s Groupon Clone. Stay tuned!

***UPDATE***

We now build PInterest clones! Click Here for my PInterest Script Clone Reviews.

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  • The website facilitates easy and effective access for the user to make deals in seconds.  The design of the site is very simple and user friendly. The Groupon website is a must-see before outlining a new group buying website.  Groupon Script

    • Anonymous

      Indeed!

      • Rob

        Hi, Love the effort and the info, thanks.

        I have come across this site http://groupon.comclone.com/index.php

        What do you think, they claim up an running in 12 hours….

        Thanks again!
        Rob

        • Anonymous

          Hmmm…. up and running in less than 12 hours? I assume they are hosting the site, then? I guess if you want them to control your files and code, that’s okay. I personally am of the school where your code should be owned by you and no one else.

          But it may work for those that don’t care, just so long as they get a site up and running quickly.

  • Denis

    These are wonderful posts. I can’t find anything like this anywhere on the net. When are you planning your next comments?. I won’t purchase until I read them, and shall donate after that!
    Please send me an email as soon as your done. I am also interested in you helping install and run a goog daily deal script.

    • Anonymous

      Done.

      • All,

        I am working on a Groupon Clone E-book. On my site now is a newsletter subscribe page. Go ahead and hit “subscribe” and you will be pre-notified about the release of this E-Book.

      • All,

        I am working on a Groupon Clone E-book. On my site now is a newsletter subscribe page. Go ahead and hit “subscribe” and you will be pre-notified about the release of this E-Book.

  • Denis

    These are wonderful posts. I can’t find anything like this anywhere on the net. When are you planning your next comments?. I won’t purchase until I read them, and shall donate after that!
    Please send me an email as soon as your done. I am also interested in you helping install and run a goog daily deal script.

    • Anonymous

      Done.

  • Ziad

    Hi Rafi,

    Very interesting post indeed. I am in the process of building a groupon like business and I don’t want to custom code from scratch. I prefer to buy the best script out there. Here comes my question. Out of all the scripts you have tested so far which you recommend I buy in terms, of stability, security, design and support?

    Looking forward for your assistance on this matter.

    Thank you

    Ziad

    • Anonymous

      Contus with a virtual dedicated hosting package.

      • All,

        I am working on a Groupon Clone E-book. On my site now is a newsletter subscribe page. Go ahead and hit “subscribe” and you will be pre-notified about the release of this E-Book.

      • All,

        I am working on a Groupon Clone E-book. On my site now is a newsletter subscribe page. Go ahead and hit “subscribe” and you will be pre-notified about the release of this E-Book.

    • Daniel simons

      Hi Ziad,

      If you want to set your own Groupon clone script, these things you need to check importantly,

      1. Years of experience in software development field

      2. Customer satisfaction survey

      3. Good customer support

      4. Troubleshooting team

      5. Quality assurance

      Thanks

      Daniel simons

  • Ziad

    Hi Rafi,

    Very interesting post indeed. I am in the process of building a groupon like business and I don’t want to custom code from scratch. I prefer to buy the best script out there. Here comes my question. Out of all the scripts you have tested so far which you recommend I buy in terms, of stability, security, design and support?

    Looking forward for your assistance on this matter.

    Thank you

    Ziad

    • Anonymous

      Contus with a virtual dedicated hosting package.

  • Anonymous

    Indeed!

    • Rob

      Hi, Love the effort and the info, thanks.

      I have come across this site http://groupon.comclone.com/index.php

      What do you think, they claim up an running in 12 hours….

      Thanks again!
      Rob

      • Anonymous

        Hmmm…. up and running in less than 12 hours? I assume they are hosting the site, then? I guess if you want them to control your files and code, that’s okay. I personally am of the school where your code should be owned by you and no one else.

        But it may work for those that don’t care, just so long as they get a site up and running quickly.

        • All,

          I am working on a Groupon Clone E-book. On my site now is a newsletter subscribe page. Go ahead and hit “subscribe” and you will be pre-notified about the release of this E-Book.

        • All,

          I am working on a Groupon Clone E-book. On my site now is a newsletter subscribe page. Go ahead and hit “subscribe” and you will be pre-notified about the release of this E-Book.

  • Hi, 
    I´m using Wroupon Script on my site here in brazil. It has a lot of bugs, and the manual is missing, anyone knows how can I find the manual, or someone who has a lot of experience on fixing bugs on it?
    tks best regards
    Marcelo

  • Clear information,That nice

  • Ash

    Hi Rafi,

    It’s been a while since you posted anything on Groupon Clones. Just want to know which software you recommend in 2012 please. Surely there must of been some advancements in this industry since last year.

    • Hi Ash,

      As of this time I’m holding off on further Groupon Clone research. As of right now my personal schedule is beyond crazy and this likely will continue to be the case for the next few months (at least). Sorry.

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