Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2009
In an economy where all one hears about are companies going under, taking huge losses, or hosting another round of layoffs, it's refreshing to see a company actually growing by record numbers.
Good news for consumers because DealsPlus (http://dealspl.us): an online deal-based social networking community is all about helping people save money. With an estimated $3 million in affiliate sales, $8 million in overall sales, tremendous profit margins, and 2 million unique visitors per month, it looks as if the deals business is booming.
DealsPlus, a Bay Area, California company, has other plans in the works as well. This week, the company will be announcing it's coming out of the beta version from which it has been in for almost 3 years, as well as re-launching with simpler design with a more user-friendly platform. The Team is tying in the new events with a mouse pad and laptop promotional give away to help capture and enlist a new group of deal savvy users.
For a 3 year old company with no venture capital or angel funding, DealsPlus has certainly taken online shopping to a whole new level.
"We're committed to bringing our users a more unique and interactive shopping experience, by offering several ways to share and retrieve content," says enthusiastic employee, Zia Ahmad. "Users can find and share coupons, lists and deals, rate them, make friends in the community, and even share money-saving tips. All in all, it's a pretty comprehensive online shopping experience."
The Dealsplus team attempts to break the monotony of "bargain" or "discount" sites by differentiating itself with a touch of personality. A video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDqfpTE-PQ), featuring hand-drawn images of potential "DealsPlussers" explains what the site is all about, and how to use it.
Perhaps one of the biggest ambitions of DealsPlus is that it allows retailers and merchants to create their own retail page, or store, within DealsPlus, stipulating that the merchant should post products at a discounted rate. Users benefit from lowered prices on items, and retailers benefit from increased traffic flowing to their web sites. DealsPlus has also developed licensing agreements allowing retailers to take advantage of their "plus" button, which places a counter on a retailer's product page and tracks the number of users who "approve" of the deal. Highly approved deals are then shown on the front page of DealsPlus where it will receive over 50,000 unique views in one day.
"Our goal," says web developer Calvin Lai, "is to be the Digg of consumer products. We want every major internet product retailer to have the plus button on their site. We want it to be as common as seeing the dollar sign or the S&H acronym.
DealsPlus (http://dealspl.us) is an online shopping social network focused on deals and coupons. It launched in July 2006 and has since grown to over 50,000 users, receiving more than 2 million unique visitors per month. DealsPlus is based in the Bay Area.