It’s time for yet another advanced niche theme and we presume this is going to be awesome. First of all, thanks for your theme suggestions. It helped us know what you truly need and that’s what we are going to deliver this time – Daily Deal theme for WordPress.
Deal websites are currently making massive buzz around the internet. And why not? It’s a brilliant idea that facilitates win-win situations for everyone involved i.e. buyers, sellers and administrators of the site. But till now, not everyone willing to start such a site could actually do so because of heavy resources and skills it required. So we thought of bridging the gap and making a WordPress theme that helps anyone create a Daily Deal site in 5 minutes.
In a nutshell, our Daily Deal theme helps you setup a mid-level deals site where sellers can list their deals (digital products, coupons, vouchers, etc) and you, as an administrator, can approve, reject, edit and manage them. The deals run through the time duration specified by the seller or till the item stock lasts (of course, this can be altered and moderated by the admin). The buyers buy the deals and payment is processed through various payment gateways. At each of these events, relevant notification emails are sent to the admin, sellers and buyers. The administrators and sellers can mutually agree upon the payment split.
See the live demo of the Daily Deals theme or test it out yourself at test.templatic.com. Detailed feature list is on the product page where you can buy the Daily Deals WordPress theme. Now let me describe some of the key features and benefits of our Daily Deal theme.
Deal listings by sellers and moderation by admin
Enthusiastic sellers can make an account on your site and start selling their products. We’ve made the process of submitting a deal so simple that it hardly takes 5 minutes. Once the seller submits the deal, the admin is notified via email.
While submitting deal, sellers are offered wide variety of options that they can fill in to get the maximum attention of the potential buyers. Besides the regular options like regular and discounted prices and deal types, they are provided a rich text editor that accepts HTML markup. For non-virtual products, sellers can plot their location on an interactive map and can mention shipping costs. To avoid spamming, we’ve even provided reCaptcha security.
The admin then approves or reject the deal. Relevant notification email is sent to the seller. The admin can also choose to feature a deal on homepage. When a deal expires, the admin is notified, too.
Of course, the admin can also add a new deal from the backend. It is as easy as creating a new post in WordPress.
Moreover, sellers are provided with their own seller dashboard where they can setup their personal profiles and view the number of deals they’ve offered and purchased. It also helps sellers connect themselves more personally with potential buyers.
Potential buyers can buy a deal in less than 3 steps. We’ve made sure you get maximum conversions possible and that’s why eliminated unnecessary steps in the buying process.
The buyers provide their contact info, select one of the many payment gateways and proceed for payment. Like I said earlier, the payment split between the seller and the admin is required to be done by mutual agreement.
Admin can see full featured and easy to follow transaction reports in the backend. The reports show the buyer/seller details, number of items, deals sold, deal status, etc.
The reports can also be exported as CSV. The reports also have a search function inbuilt to quickly locate a deal by payment type or transaction ID.
Yes of course, like all our themes, Daily Deal theme too, comes with 5 beautiful color schemes.
The sole purpose for creating such a theme is to make it easy and affordable for a beginner to launch and maintain a deals site. Yes, this theme is one of the grandest endeavor of Templatic itself but we are happy that we could pull it off well :) Once again, we’d like to thank all the beta testers who helped us rectify errors and also provided us their valuable feedback. We hope you like this WordPress theme. Don’t wait, your dream daily deal site is minutes away!
Here is a short introductory video of our Daily Deal theme for WordPress:
Share & Win
Like this theme? Want to have it? Help us spread the word about it and who knows, maybe you’ll be among 3 lucky winners who will get it. Unlike our past contests where all 3 winners won the theme by retweeting or liking the post on Facebook, this time you can also win the theme by being the fastest one to respond (with a correct answer) to our Twitter question. The question will be published on our Twitter feed sometime between now and August 15th. Just like before, there will be 3 winners overall, but now 2 will get there by retweeting or liking the post on Facebook and one will win the theme by answering our Twitter question.
Note (for Twitter users): In order to participate in the contest you must follow @templatic because winners will be notified with a direct message.
The time has finally come to announce the winners of our DailyDeal competition! First off we would like to thank all of you who participated and spread the word for this beautiful theme. This contest was a little different because you could win the theme by providing the fastest (correct) answer to our twitter question. So, the three winners are:
- Jaen Mora. Jean won the theme by being the fastest one to respond to our Twitter question. You can check out Jaen’s twitter feed by clicking here
- Shannon Dunn. Shannon won the theme by liking our post on Facebook. Thanks Shannon!
- The last winner is Jimmy Slagle. Jimmy won the theme by retweeting. You can check out his twitter feed by clicking here
Again, thanks everyone who participated!