SMBs

Daily deals sites help small businesses save money

Cost-cutting and discount buying is not only for consumers but also for businesses. Check out some of the sites where you can save on tools and services for your business and get a real bang for your buck.

While daily deals sites like Groupon and LivingSocial help small businesses gain exposure and make sales by allowing people to buy from businesses they do not know through channels they already know, small businesses, especially startups, can make substantial savings from online deals through cost-cutting and discount buying.  Let's look at some of these sites.

RapidBuyr

On their About Us page, RapidBuyr claims to be "a B2B daily deal site dedicated to providing millions of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with opportunistic access to deep (up to 80%) discounts on higher dollar products and services such as hardware, software, web development & design, IT outsourcing, marketing, meetings, events, staffing assistance, SaaS offerings and more."  The focus here is on goods and services a business consumes rather than for personal consumption. At RapidBuyr, you can find great deals on IT equipment, office furniture and other items for your day-to-day business processes.

By inputting your email and zip code, the site is able to serve you both national and locally focused regional deals with a typical discount range of 30 percent to 80 percent.

GroupPrice

Claiming to help you grow your business for less, GroupPrice lists a selection of deals that businesses can leverage to help cut costs. When I was researching for this blog, GroupPrice was featuring a solution to create a mobile optimized store for businesses. By sharing the deal on Facebook and Twitter, buyers get a further $10 coupon discount.  Specifically for Internet-based small businesses, GroupPrice is also aware that small businesses need time to make a final decision and thus offer deals that last up to one week.

AppSumo

This is one of the rapidly growing deals sites for businesses and entrepreneurs looking to either create or grow their business. By partnering with some of the coolest app makers out there, AppSumo offers subscribers exclusive price deals on their products that "mom would approve" as they claim.

AppSumo customers are SMBs and entrepreneurs looking for the best tools and key knowledge to move their business forward. AppSumo works great for businesses that already have an online product or presence that they are looking to improve or that are looking to crank up their loyal customer base throttle. For businesses that have an amazing product but lack either the time, money or the expertise to get it in front of hundreds of thousands of potential lifetime customers with no upfront costs, AppSumo comes to their rescue by offering a "Sumo-sized distribution channel" for their product. Word of Caution: Once you start reading the deal offerings, it gets highly addictive and keeps you coming back for more.

Others

Of course, the list of deals where small businesses and entrepreneurs can get great deals is in-exhaustive. Some sites offer local deals while others target offshore clients from other parts of the world. Sites like Industry Deal are targeted at entertainment industry professionals while Huddlebuy offers handpicked business deals for businesses in the UK.

I believe the above sites will help you stretch that buck and pinch that penny for your business.

About

David Gitonga is an avid reader and writer and has worked with various companies to design, develop, and maintain their websites. He has worked with websites as an online content marketing strategist in the field of tech, social media, design, and de...

4 comments
sienna amelia
sienna amelia

A deal doesn't mean that it truly is a deal just being it is advertised. For the most part, daily deal websites can save you good number of money. Just be sure you know exactly what you're buying, how much it would cost otherwise, and that you can use it before it expires. Always be sure you purchase deals for items that you would otherwise buy. If you get into the habit of making impulse purchases on items you don't really want or need, you could find yourself rapidly falling into debt. why don't you create a simple business site and check it out ....

DavGit
DavGit

Sometimes, you have to "hunt" for the real deal by navigating between these sites. Each site however is unique and offers a deal you cannot find anywhere else. AppSumo is particularly popular for software deals.

Wirelessdude
Wirelessdude

Nice article. Tried to check out appsumo. I will not join via FB or give anyone my email. All I want to do is look and see if it is relevant for my work. I hate all the required links to FB showing up anyway. I suspect companies using this business model will have more worthless email accounts than real ones. I just wanted more information........ sheesh! Already tried rapidbuyr, not the best site, often can beat their prices and always their limited selection. I need to save on shipping, so I am more likely to buy from one source than several.

davist@childrensfactory.
davist@childrensfactory.

This site is kind of a deal aggregator as instead of making their own deals they simply search the internet for deals and post links to them along with any discount codes they find. I have kicked myself a few times when I have made a purchase only to find it later than day with a discount code on Dealnews.