Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) October 18, 2011
DealScout is the latest daily deal aggregator to emerge in South Africa. Today the company is pleased to announce the launch of its official website DealScout.co.za. DealScout combines the power of online group buying sources to save consumers time and money by enhancing their bargain shopping experience.
Aggregators act like search engines and capture the available deals in a specific location. “With the proliferation of group buying websites in South Africa daily deal watching can become a real chore”, states Justin Palte, Founder of DealScout.co.za. “We aggregate the deals in one place and provide filters. DealScout now makes deal hunting a much more efficient and enjoyable experience for the average consumer.”
The deal aggregator concept is fairly new and they help consumers organize the abundance of the information available on the internet. “Our website was launched to help users keep tabs on all of the deals in one place, without the hassle of having to visit all of our local group buying sites or read through dozens of emails daily.” states Palte. “DealScout pulls deals from a number of different group buying websites and consolidates them into a single location.”
DealScout sorts the deals it captures into specific categories such as: dining & nightlife, health & beauty, fitness, retail & services, travel, activities & adventures and more. When a consumer registers on the site they are prompted to select the specific categories that best suits their lifestyle and the system automatically filters out the rest.
Modifying the user preferences within the site allows consumers to maximize their deal-flows and minimize the amount of time spent online searching for the best promotions that match their lifestyle. For example, if a consumer is only interested in restaurant discounts or travel deals and don't care for updates on shark cage diving or spa deals, they can simply opt out of these categories. According to Justin Palte, “This allows the user to reduce the number of emails they receive from daily deal sites without missing out on a killer promotion.”
Daily deal aggregators are not going away and consumers have embraced the concept. Merchants benefit by generating new customers and can receive greater exposure by leveraging the advances in online marketing technology. The cost saving benefits of social buying has motivated consumers to shop and aggregators are facilitating this process. The better the deal the greater the demand and the DealScout aggregator will become an integral part of this movement in the future.
DealScout was founded in 2011 by internet entrepreneur Justin Palte in an effort to enhance the daily deal hunting experience in South Africa. Since inception DealScout has consolidated group buying sources to create a convenient and hassle free user experience. For added convenience DealScout can now be accessed on mobile devices at http://m.dealscout.co.za/