Wroupon is the first turnkey solution that I’m recommending that doesn’t involve Wordpress or Joomla. It’s programmed in PHP with MySQL database backend. This is a Groupon Template that looks and functions exactly like Groupon and is extremely easy to implement. Included in the package is a complex backend where you can manage and configure your Daily Deals. You can define multiple cities, specify deal expiration date/times, miminum/maximum purchase requirements, deal timer countdown and much more. See all the features here.
As an administrator of your Groupon website, you have access to the backend control panel. Here are some of the features available to you. You can control/view:
The website through an interface, with a secure login
Create multiple admin accounts with different rights / privileges.
Define multiple cities.
Create new coupons for each city or category
Create deals and specify a start date time, ending date time, minimum and maximum purchase requirements, and the key terms and conditions (cost per coupon etc.)
View all members, their contact details, and coupons purchased.
Following fields for each coupon: ID, couponprice (that needs to be paid), original price/value of coupon, description, Pictures/collage, website, location of coupon (address)
Ability to set a min/max number of units that can be sold of one coupon. If the limit is reached before the coupon runs out, the deal closes and no-one can buy it anymore.
When a deal is over or sold out before, it is displayed on the mainpage, but users cannot buy it anymore
Displays only specific information to the expired deal in the prior deal view but each should be clickable to a special prior deals directory displaying the normal page but not allowing the item/offer to be purchased.
Ability to set a minimum number of coupons that need to be sold before the ‘Deal’ becomes available. If members purchase a ‘Deal’ that does not reach the minimum, they are automatically sent an email stating that the ‘Deal’ closed.