From fuel and food to rent and interest rates – everything is ridiculously expensive right now and it can be hard to treat yourself or even make ends meet.
DealBuddy makes it easier.
This new Hamilton based business aims to help Kiwis save money on shopping and experiences, while making it easier for businesses to connect with new customers for less. CEO of DealBuddy, Jay Bhati says he started DealBuddy with small business owners and cost-conscious consumers in mind:
“Everyone loves getting a deal, so it’s great for consumers. But it’s also a simple, affordable way for businesses to expand by reaching new audiences.”
Are you a small business looking for new customers? Here’s what DealBuddy can do for you.
Attract new customers
On DealBuddy, customers access deals by clicking through to your website or sharing the address of your brick and mortar, which makes it a great way to win new customers and expose your business to a new audience. Bhati adds that DealBuddy promotes the deals on their platform as well:
“We run marketing campaigns for our deals across our social media handles, website and app. We don’t complete purchases on our website so the customer is exposed to your business directly.”
Raise brand awareness
It can be hard to raise the awareness of your brand as a small business, but not on DealBuddy.
When your deal is hosted on the site your business will be exposed to the entire DealBuddy audience – loads of potential customers looking to purchase. Bhati says that helping small businesses is the reason DealBuddy exists.
Save money on marketing
Is your budget limited? No worries – DealBuddy is built with small businesses in mind, with several transparent subscription models starting at as little as $1 a day.
DealBuddy’s low pricing is about ensuring business’ are getting a great value service:
“We’re more transparent and cost effective than other deal sites. We’re definitely a price leader in this market, and we’ve done that deliberately to help small businesses.”
“Unlike other deals websites, we don’t charge any commission, we don’t have affiliate links or complicated fee structures. Just a simple, affordable, upfront subscription.”
Get set up quick and easy
Getting started on other deals sites and marketing platforms can be expensive, time consuming and complex. Not DealBuddy.
It takes just a few minutes to set up your profile, choose a subscription and start attracting new customers. Smart right?
Measure your success
When Kiwi small businesses spend money on marketing, they need to know that their investment is worthwhile. DealBuddy provides that peace of mind by offering easy to use analytics on all subscriptions – that means you’ll be able to see exactly how many people have viewed and clicked on your deals.
Unlike social media advertising where views often don’t convert to clicks and sales, views on DealBuddy have a high potential to convert.
“It can be hard to measure effectiveness of advertising deals on social media. After all, when people are browsing Facebook they’re not shopping – they’re catching up with friends or reading news. On DealBuddy, visitors are active shoppers looking for deals,” Bhati says.
Stay in control
When you set up a profile for your business on DealBuddy, you’re in control from day one. You can edit your profile and add any number of deals you’d like to.
Just like your own website you can decide what does and doesn’t appear on your profile – and how long deals run for. You can set a start and end date for deals and extend them whenever you’d like.
A deal platform built for Kiwi businesses
Bhati is a Kiwi entrepreneur with a love for small businesses in New Zealand. He sold his last e-commerce business (dedicated to NZ made products only) and that’s given him the freedom to pursue that passion and give back to the business community that’s given him so much.
“We’re not doing this for money. We started DealBuddy to solve a problem and provide a support system for small businesses. We want to help them reach more customers.”
Are you a small business owner looking for an easy way to attract new customers? Or a shopper looking for a sweet deal? Check out DealBuddy and start saving!