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Landscape Lookout – Daily Deal Sites in Singapore – July 2013 Edition (part III of III)

Check out parts I and II where we profile the other daily deal sites in Singapore such as Groupon SG and DEAL.com.sg.

If you are in search of some great deals, Singapore is a country that has it all. Here are some of the biggest names that you should check out for exciting vouchers and deals in affordable rates.

streetdeal.sg

StreetDeal - StreetDeal brings for you some amazing travel deals to Singapore which is perfect for both corporate and personal vacation tours. Exciting and enjoyable with a unbeatable low price tag, this company brings some of the best voucher deals in Singapore and Malaysia. From travel, beauty products to activities and event, this organization is a well-recognized and prominent name in Malaysia. To make your trip more enticing, make sure that you check out StreetDeal regularly or you may miss out on some excellent offer. With this company ruling largely, it has put up a steep competition in order to make the deal market of Singapore less monopolized. It is however suggested that the company should also implement a strategy of looking for other markets for selling their deals besides hoisting expensive billboard signboards and radio or TV commercials. This is where smaller companies have outdone them.  

voucherlicious singapore

Voucherlicious - Another prominent name in the deal market of travel and tourism is voucherlicious that has been around for some time now. They have some of the best quality and quantity of deals to compare with the big names in the industry like Streetdeal and Groupon. However the flipside of this company is that people have not heard of them from the aspect of marketing. Though lately they have created a special section to add in more boosts and push their inventory of product deals. One is yet to see if their condition improves later this year to be counted as a notable name in the deals market of the country.

nicedeal.sg

Nicedeal - Yet another deal company that has carved a niche in the Singapore market is Nicedeal. The fascinating travel deals from Singapore to different other places such as Bangkok, Batam and more are perfectly designed to give you a seamless and hassle free tour experience. The company might not be a regional leader in Singapore, but their presence keeps most Singapore deals companies in check.

Apart from these most widely known deal companies in Singapore, there are several more that are equally competing in the market to get a better hold among customers. Some of these names include the following:

  1. MoxDeals: This discount coupons company is one of the many offshoots by Telecom companies. MoxDeals is a division of Aglow Alicom, which is based out of Germany. For the domestic market, Mox Deals appears to do well in the field of Fitness & Beauty. MoxDeals also sells a reasonable number of deals to generate profits from their website under their telecom banner.
  2. ShoppeTreatz: ShoppeTreatz was launched in the middle of the year 2012 and they have around 20 or so live deals on an average. The special feature of their deal is that they cater more to women because their offers span various kinds of spa treatments and other pampering choices to the various kinds of designer handbags like the Kate Spade label.

What are your experiences with the daily deal sites mentioned above?  Have you bought something from them and were happy?  unsatisfied?  Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments discussion!

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Deals-Singapore or any of its associated entities.

Landscape Lookout – Daily Deal Sites in Singapore – July 2013 Edition (part II of III)

Let’s continue our look at the daily deals sites in Singapore by profiling 4 more today, the sleeping giant Groupon Singapore, medium sized players JuzToday & MoxDeals, and small upstart ShoppeTreatz.

If you haven’t read part I yet, be sure to check it out here.

groupon logo

Groupon SG – Ah the world dominating Groupon, who hasn’t heard of them?  In fact Groupon is so synonymously known throughout the world that it is often confused with the term “daily deal”…  kinda how people call tissues “Kleenex”, even though the latter is just a brand.  The most interesting fact about Groupon in Singapore is that they actually don’t have as much of a stranglehold on the region as in other parts of the world.  Give local companies such as Deal.com.sg and AllDealsAsia a big pat on the back for the strong competition they have put up, to make the Singapore daily deals industry less of a monopoly.

A strategy that Groupon should employ is to look for other places to market their deals; that is besides putting up expensive billboard signs and TV/radio commercials.  This is one area where some of the smaller players have been able to do better than them – return on investment or what’s referred to as getting the best bang for the buck.

juztoday logo

JuzToday – JuzToday has been around for a while and like Groupon, they suffer from the same problem, just (no pun intended) on a smaller scale.  They have the quality and quantity of deals to compete with other bigger daily deals sites such as Plus Big Deal and Streetdeal, but I just haven’t seen or heard enough about them from the marketing aspect.  Most recently, they’ve opened a JuzMarket section which helps push their ever growing inventory of products deals.  Let’s see if they make that extra marketing push in the 2nd half of 2013 to put them in the upper echelon of daily deal sites in Singapore.

moxdeals logo

MoxDeals – One of the many daily deal spin-offs done by Telecom companies, MoxDeals belongs to one of the e-commerce divisions of Aglow Alicom Pte Ltd, based out of Germany.  For the Singapore market, Mox Deals seems to be able to source well for Health & Beauty daily deals.  While MoxDeals will probably never be a regional leader in Singapore, their presence keeps the large daily deal sites honest.  At the same time, MoxDeals seems to be selling a reasonable amount of deals to keep on reaping whatever other beneficial gains they get from running a daily deals division under their telecom empire.

shoppetreatz logo

ShoppeTreatz – ShoppeTreatz is a smaller daily deals site that was started in mid-2012 and on average they have about 20 or so live deals.  Their deals are catered more towards the ladies ranging from spa treatments to Kate Spade handbags.  While the majority of their deals are attractive, I seem to always have trouble loading their web pages quickly.  This kind of user experience will turn off some shoppers so it will pay for them to look into make their website top-notch, to go along with some of their already exciting daily deals.

Join us next week for the last installment of this edition where we’ll review the on-goings of NiceDeal, StreetDeal, Voucherlicious, and Whee!

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Deals-Singapore or any of its associated entities.

Landscape Lookout – Daily Deal Sites in Singapore – July 2013 Edition (part I of III)

As a frequent buyer of daily deal discounts, I figured it would be helpful to give others a periodical profiling of the various daily deal sites that are in Singapore, their status, and the quirks of the offerings that they present.  At the moment, it appear that the daily deal websites in Singapore are undergoing a consolidation, with the number of operations jumping to as high as 72 during the peak of 2010, reducing to 39 in 2011, and even less so in present day.

all deals asia singapore

AllDealsAsia – The most interesting part about All Deals Asia is that they are an aggregator first, but also offer a healthy diet (usually 200+) of their own deals.  They have a strong diversification of their deals and are particularly strong in the food & restaurant deals and short destination travel daily deals to Batam & Bintan.  Since inception in 2010, they have undergone a round of investor funding already so they definitely have some staying power in Singapore’s Daily Deals industry.

best bargain singapore

Best Bargain – Established in 2012, Best Bargain is a relative newcomer to the Singapore daily deals marketplace.  However, at 300+ deals strong, they’re certainly looking to make a big splash.  With the major competitors already established since early 2010, it’ll be hard for Best Bargain to break into the market.  However don’t count them out as they’ve certainly been able to source some quality deals so far; with the right marketing strategy, they could climb right into the upper echelon in Q3/Q4 of this year.

Plus big deal singapore

Plus! BigDeal – These guys are a subsidiary of NTUC Link who run a successful consumer loyalty program in Singapore.  They are experts when it comes to knowing what makes consumers tick so they definitely have that aspect of their business locked down.  Like many daily deal sites in SG, BigDeal serves up deals in abundance, usually close to 200 to be exact.  They have been around for awhile but haven’t changed much, so it certainly looks like their website is due for an overhaul sometime soon.

deal guru sg

Deal.com.sg – Outside of Groupon SG, perhaps one of the most successful if not the most successful daily deals site operating out of Singapore is deal.com.sg operated by DealGuru holdings.  In 2012 they held the largest share of the group buying market and with the heated competition in 2013, will be hard pressed to repeat the same feat again.  Thus far this year, the number of offerings from them has decreased to an average of 150, but the quality and usefulness of their deals remain high.  They have been particular strong through the years with their dining discount deals, and this has lead them to branch out to other services such as Dealivery. Deal.com.sg is also looking to expand their deal empire to Malaysia with MyDeal.com.my, a successful daily deal spin-off.

What are your experiences with the daily deal sites mentioned above?  Have you bought something from them and were happy?  unsatisfied?  Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments discussion!

Join us next week as we look at 4 more daily deal companies: the sleeping giant Groupon Singapore, medium sized players JuzToday & MoxDeals, and small upstart ShoppeTreatz.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Deals-Singapore or any of its associated entities.