Help Shoppers and Businesses With This Complete RetailMeNot Clone
25 million people every month are looking for online coupons, what could you do with traffic like that?
Savvy e-Commerce websites have also realized that many shoppers will see which coupons they can find first and then go to the website to make their purchase. To increase the chances of customers using their site they add dozens of coupon codes to various websites, enticing people to use their site to make the purchase.
If you own a coupon website this is a massive bonus because not only do you have shoppers actively seeking out the coupons you also have businesses doing everything they can to make sure their coupons are listed on your site!
Earn Affiliate Commission From CJ and Other Affiliate Networks
Couponator has been designed to let you earn affiliate commissions from the coupons that are added to your site. The way it works is simple: a user cannot simply copy and paste the coupon, in order to copy the coupon they have to click on the code. This opens a new tab which leads them to the home page of the website.
Now here comes the clever part:
Using the API option from CJ and Linkshare, Couponator automatically inserts your affiliate link for all businesses that have an affiliate program, so when the user clicks on the coupon code and the new tab opens, the user has an affiliate cookie to track their purchase. Essentially it's the easiest way you'll ever earn commissions on the Internet. You are targeting people right before they make the purchase so the conversions are exceptionally high.
Even if an e-Commerce store has an internal affiliate program, you can still integrate your affiliate link when adding a coupon - the possibilities to earn commissions are limited only by the amount of traffic you can send to the site!
Unbeatable Coupon Code Protection
The whole point of Couponator is to make money. You do that by getting people to come to your site to find coupons that will give them a discount on their online purchase. You then need to somehow get them to click on a link which includes your affiliate information so that when they go to the e-Commerce store you will get credit for the sale.
This all but guarantees you will make some affiliate commissions from this software because people have to click on the coupon codes to copy it.
List All The Stores That Have Coupons
In order to add a coupon, a store needs to be created first. When you create a store from the admin area a dedictated page is created which is optimized for the search engines so that when someone searches for shopname.com+coupon then your site has every opportunity of showing up in the search engines if you have created a page for that store. You can provide a brief description of the store at the top of the page and then all the coupons available are listed underneath.
Your users can literally click on each coupon code until they find one that works or one that gives them the best discount on their purchase. The best part is that every time they click on the coupon code it opens a new tab with your affiliate link integrated so if they make a purchase you will be credited with the sale.
Not Just Online Coupons
Despite the best efforts of Amazon and Wal-Mart, not every product can be purchased online and not everyone wants to make their purchase online. However, customers still want to get some great discounts which is why Couponator offers the ability to add printable coupons to your site. These are location based coupons where people can type in what they are looking for and in which location.
The script will search the database and attempt to find all the coupons that are available in the area selected. The more coupons you (or your users!) add the more popular your site becomes as a place to save money on everyday purchases.
Couponator links to the location where the person can download a print a coupon, so your site doesn't get cluttered up with tens of thousands of coupon files!
Community Building Software
Who's top of the league? That's what you can ask your users on the Community page. To encourage people to participate and interact with other bargain hunters, Couponator incorporates a karma system where people can earn points for posting coupons and giving feedback about how much they saved. For every coupon that a user adds they earn one point and if people use the coupon and indicate that they saved money then the user earns another point for each person that saved money.
Quite soon your site will start filling up with coupons as people compete against each other to add lots of coupons, not to mention various businesses looking for more exposure by adding their own coupons.
Of course, no Agriya software would be complete with out a fully functional, easy to use admin area which allows you to control every aspect of the software. If you are already familiar with some of Agriya's other products like the groupon clone, fiverr clone and the clubplanet clone, then you should be at home with the Couponator admin area. All the functions are neatly laid out in a logical manner and the most used functions are easy to access. Upon logging in you'll get a quick snapshot of the overall health of your site.
Agriya is also able to develop websites based on the Scala programming language. Many believe that Scala will replace Java in the future and Agriya are amongst the leading Scala Developers in the UK.
Couponator is built on the Cake PHP framework which is extensively documented on the Cake PHP website. It uses a MVC architecture to separate design, code and language to give you the ultimate flexibility when customizing the script. An experienced programmer who has used Cake PHP before will be able to make changes, modifications and integrate a new design. Alternatively, Agriya can assist you with all your design and script modification requirements as our developers have built thousands of websites using the CakePHP framework. Our designers understand the unique layout requirements for a coupon based website and can assist you in creating a completely custom design unique to your website.
Couponator should run fine on most shared servers which use cPanel, however as your site grows to several hundred active users per day you may need to upgrade to a more powerful hosting solution like a VPS or Dedicated server. Agriya recommends at least a VPS solution for running Couponator. 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
Couponator is designed as a platform on which you can create your own coupon directory. 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.
Agriya is a 12 year old web development company who have developed websites for clients around the world and have had our work featured on TechCrunch, BBC, Time Magazine and Forbes. We also develop a number of other clone scripts such as our Groupon clone and Airbnb clone.
Please note that the use of the phrase "Retailmenot 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 Retailmenot website. Agriya's software enables you to run a group deal website which is similar to Retailmenot.