Food and Friends Comes Together In This New GrubWithUs Clone
Help People From Your City Make New Friends Over Some Great Food From Local Restaurants
Ah food. It's one of the best ice breakers to meet new people. How is the food? And with that one line you've opened up a conversation that can lead to a new friendship being made. Group With Us is part group buying, part networking and maybe even part speed dating.
The way it works is this:
As the admin you approach local restaurants and arrange a fixed menu for people to order from. You add the dinner event to your site and your members can make a payment to attend.
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The clever part is that the first person who confirms they will attend can get a significant discount on the regular price. As each person confirms and makes the payment the price rises so the incentive is there to be one of the first to confirm so you can get a great deal on the food and meet fantastic new people.
Everyone who orders gets a voucher which they can print out and is presented to the restaurant upon arrival. Any additional food and drink outside the set menu is charged to the individual by the restaurant.
Your members make new friends, the restaurant gets a full house and you take a cut of the takings by charging the restaurant a commission!
Fusing Groupon and Facebook Together
The world loves two things right now: Groupon and Facebook. People love the fantastic deals they can get on local restaurants by using a Groupon and people love networking with others on Facebook. Now with GrubWithUs you are bringing the two together by giving people a great deal on food and letting people network and meet new people in the real world. The concept is already catching on and GrubWithUs recently received $1.6m venture capital funding to expand their operations and marketing activities.
Dining Events Sorted By City
All the dining events are sorted by the city in which they are located. It's unlikely that you are going to go for European domination straight away and going to focus on a single city to begin with but as your business grows to other locations so GroupWithUs will grow to meet your requirements. Your members can easily find out how many dining events are going on in each city and can easily change between the city they want to view.
Filter By Cusines
Do you love Italian food but can't stand Chinese food? Then you are not alone and your users will also want to filter the cusine type so they don't end up going to a sushi bar when they are allergic to fish! GroupWithUs provides a convenient way for your members to filter the type of cusine they are interested in so they only see events happening at places where they like the food. As the admin you will be able to add and edit the cusine types to match what you are offering your members.
Optimized Mobile Version of The Site
The majority of handheld devices being purchased nowadays are smartphones with full Internet browsing capabilities. Tap in to this huge market by taking advantage of the built in mobile version of your site. Your visitors simply have to point their smartphone to your site and it automatically detects they are using a handheld device and redirects them to the optimized mobile version of your site. They can do all the same functions like logging in, viewing the events and purchasing a ticket but the layout is designed specifically for the small screen.
Automatic Ticket Generation
When a member buys a ticket to come to the dining event they are automatically emailed a HTML email with all the details of the event, including a QR code so that the restaurant owner can scan it or mark off the ticket when the person turns up. This ensures that only people who have paid for the event actually get to eat for the great discounted price and they can't cheat the restaurant by creating a 'fake' ticket!
Multi-Lingual With City Specific Languages
Let's say you wanted to create a GrubWithUs clone in Berlin, the language would be in German and you would charge in Euros. What if you wanted to expand in to Amsterdam? Well it's easy, GroupWithUs is completely multi-lingual and can even be city specific so your Amsterdam page will all be in Dutch and if people want to check out the Berlin page it will all be in German. You can add an additional connecting language like English to all the cities too so you never have to worry about the language barrier getting in the way of your profits!
There are some restrictions with the multi-lingual interface due to database restrictions. Some text such as the event name is stored in the database and only one language version is available.
PayPal, Authorize and PagSeguro As Standard
By default the script is integrated with PayPal (both standard and Pro incase you want to use PayPal to process credit cards on your site), Authorize.net and popular Brazilian payment gateway PagSeguro. Currency conversion can also be used throughout the site so if your payment gateway only supports US Dollars but the local site uses a different currency you can set the exchange rate in the admin area so the member sees the local currency price and it gets automatically and seamlessly converted in to the corresponding US Dollar amount when they make the payment.
Additional payment gateways can also be integrated in to the software, just let us know which gateway you want to add and we'll give you a quote and a timeframe for when we can make it happen.
Built In Affiliate Program
Few things can grow your website quicker and easier than offering your members a financial incentive to promote your site. We have seen many of our customers have runaway successes when they implemented their affiliate program and the best part is you only have to pay your affiliates when they make you money. An affiliate program is like hiring an army of marketers who will do all the work to promote your site - which costs you nothing - and when they make a sale you give them a small commission.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have listed some of the questions we've received about GroupWithUs below:
1. What framework and technology is GroupWithUs built in?
GroupWithUs is built on the CakePHP 2.0 framework which one of the most proven and well documented PHP frameworks available. It powers several thousand websites and is a highly proven and scalable framework. Agriya provides full documentation on customizing and modifying the framework to suit your requirements and you can find additional information on the CakePHP website
2. What payment system is integrated in to GroupWithUs?
GroupWithUs uses PayPal, Authorize.net and PagSeguro to allow you to process the payment. Additional gateways can be integrated upon request.
3. What are the server requirements for GroupWithUs?
4. Is the software encrypted?
Yes, certain licensing files are encrypted however this doesn't impact your ability to customize the software. If you contract Agriya to customize the software for you the license restrictions may be removed but it will need to be discussed with your sales rep.
5. What is Agriya's refund policy?
Due to the digital nature of our products Agriya considers all transactions to be final. However if the product has not been downloaded then a refund can be requested. Once the software has been downloaded a refund cannot be given. A full working demo is available and Agriya encourages all customers to thoroughly test the demo before making a purchase to ensure it fits your requirements.
6. Can I customize the software?
You can customize the software to your exact requirements, Agriya can assist with any customization you need along with creating a new design and design integration. Agriya can also help you integrate a new payment system. Please note that any customization by 3rd parties will not be supported by Agriya, ie. we will charge a fee to fix any problems caused by other developers who have worked on the software.
7. What support do you offer for your product?
Agriya offers 3 months of support and lifetime updates for GroupWithUs. You can order support and update extensions from your customers area. Support is only provided via our online helpdesk, however you can purchase Premium Support which allows access to developers via instant messenger and phone.
GroupWithUs will run fine on VPS or dedicated servers with cPanel as the control panel, however it will be fine to use it on a shared cPanel hosting server for testing and in the early stages. Agriya can provide no support for customers who choose GoDaddy hosting as their hosting service is incompatible with Agriya's software. Agriya can recommend several hosting solutions.
Demo and Pricing
GroupWithUs is designed as a platform on which you can create an online marketplace website. If you are interested in developing such a site please fill in the form below and we will email you all the demo and pricing details regarding the software along with information on customization costs, design costs etc. Please also let us know if you have any specific questions regarding this software and we will answer them.
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Please note that the use of the phrase "grubwithus clone" is for marketing purposes only as this is how the web development industry refers to building a website similar to another site. Agriya certifies that the entire code and design has been completely developed and built by our own team of developers. No code, design or graphics has been used from the GrubWithUs website. Agriya's software enables you to run an ecommerce marketplace website which is similar to GrubWithUs.
Producing clone scripts is a recent application of the skill and expertise possessed by the team at Agriya. These clone scripts, such as the etsy clone the elance clone the popular groupon clone and the formidable flippa clone, have been deployed by Agriya’s clients as the platform around which successful businesses have been built. If you want to build a business like this you need to work with the leading developer, you need Agriya!