OpenSource softwares exists which can significantly reduce the time and cost required to get such deal site up and running. I found this project while browsing Drupal distributions called “Open Deals”
About Open Deals
Open Deals is a Free Deals Site distribution, based on Drupal 7, Drupal Commerce and other modules.
You can use the distribution for you or your clients and you can modify it at will.
We hope that the distribution will be beneficial and useful for you.
We’ll be glad to listen to your comments and feedback.
Open Deals is a combination of Drupal Core and many Modules which in a complete sense create a ready site for Deals. Anyone, literally anyone who wishes to create his own Deal site and get it up and running in minutes. (Obviously, you should know that Drupal is and how it works)
If you are new to Drupal, let me give you a brief about it:
In simple words its a combinations of lots of PHP code woven together to create a software system. This can be used to create sites of all types, be it a blog, corporate site, e-commerce site Or anything you wish. If you wish to extend the ability, you have a list of modules choose your feature and install it. The repository has everything from Facebook buttons to complex systems. Dont like the color, layout, you have lots of themes too install one and you can have the look changed.
The beauty of this CMS and other CMS is that you *dont* need to learn coding at All to get started and make the basic usage.
Created originally by Dries Buytaert