How do deal-a-day sites work?
June 11, 2008 1:40 PM Subscribe
How do deal-a-day sites work? Are they really 'deals', and where do they get all the loot?
posted by SirStan to computers & internet (4 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Woot.com, Chainlove.com, steepandcheap.com, backcountry.com. How do these sites WORK. I am a programmer, I could script one up in a day, that side is easy. How do they actually get all the crap they sell, and still make a margin on it all? Are the deals really deals? How are they sourcing stuff in quantities enough to even make them available for volume payback on low overhead?
If I wanted to start a deal-a-day site (and I dont), what might my background look like to be most successful? Do I have connections to a large wholesaler through existing business lines, and I offer to buy 5000 of their remaining 2007 stock of closeouts? Do I have a "friend in the business" that sources me say Oakley stuffs?
How would I get a deal to offer a deal?