New Release: Version 2.1.2 Pro & Local

OWS Deals/Coupons Website Script: Version 2.1.2 has been released
New version has ~120 fixes and improvements for speed, security and stability.
- 10 new settings for more advances configurations.
- New comments and voting system. Comments and user reviews for stores, as well as 1-5 star ratings for stores.
- Better support for Country/Region setups.
- Faster and easier datafeed delivery.
- Facebook/Twitter login integration.
- Better support for international characters.
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Back due to popular demand – “RetailMeNot like” Premium Template

RetailMeNot inspired template is back and now available to use with version 2.1

Click here for a live demo: http://rtm.owsdeals.com

You can order it here.

Compatible with versions 2.1+

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New Release: Version 2.1 Pro & Local

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new release of the OWS Deals/Coupons Website Script Version 2.1 for both Professional and Local Editions. Along with that we are also announcing the release of the new Group/Local/Deals of the Day datafeed.

Version 2.1 has a lot of fixes, improvements and new functionality. We made it faster, more efficient, more reliable, more customizable, easier to use and more convenient to work with.

More and more people researching online coupons before making the purchase. We are here to help you to make money on affiliate sales by providing coupons to your visitors.

OWS Deals/Coupons Website Script: Version 2.1

Here is the list of major changes for 2.1: LCE – Local Coupons Edition only, PRO – Professional Edition only

- Local/Region/Group Buy/Daily Deals dynamic Datafeed support.
- Holidays. Manage upcoming holidays to appear on your site within certain dates automatically. Automatically or manually assign deals/coupons to the holiday sections.
- Different admin panel login levels. Allow some people to login to the admin panel and view/post/edit offers, but not settings or any financial info.
- Custom sorting for all pages right from the admin panel.
- New SEO Meta tags management – 3 different ways of setting – general, general templates and individual pages.
- Better sitemaps support for huge sites. Multiple sitemaps/sitemap indexes, sitemap caching.
- New email subscription engine now supports smarty templates for outgoing emails.
- Complete Multilingual sites support – language files for interface, dynamic language change and multilingual content.
- CDN support for all static content. CloudFlare, MaxCDN, Amazon CloudFront are supported for the datafeed content.
- RSS feeds for individual stores & categories, more RSS settings.
- over 30 new settings for more precise and fine tuning.
- [PRO] Ability to deactivate merchants and inactive merchants review.
- [PRO] Additional custom queries for import
- [LCE] Group Buy Deals/Deals of the Day section now has all groupon like functionality, like different deals for different regions, scheduled ahead deals, “XX deals need to be bought before deal is on”, etc..
- [LCE] Separate admin panel section for Group Buy Deals/Deals of the Day
- [LCE] Geographical and Location functions. Auto-detection of visitors location and google maps integration.
- [LCE] Regions management for Local/Regional deals/coupons

How to get updated.

1. If you are hosted on OWS Servers, you either already updated or will be updated over the weekend.
2. If you a client with active “support and updates” plan you can either request the update or download and update by yourself starting Monday 7/25/11

Please contact us if you have any questions.

OWS Software Development Team.

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Version 2: User manual

OWS Deals/Coupons Website Script version 2 user manual is now available.
You can find is here: http://www.owssoftware.com/user-manual

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How fast is our server.

Our main server is located in Downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. Our data center building is one of the largest carrier building on the West coast of the United States and provides us with access to every major service providers in the region, like Sprint, UUNET, MFN, Level3, XO, Qwest, Congent, Global Crossing, Looking Glass, etc.

Here is the speed test result for our server:
USA Only 24 test points: Average Speed: 2028 Kb/s

Whole World: 43 test points: Average Speed: 1286 Kb/s


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Feature: Coupon Code – “Click to Copy & Open” – done right.

One of the commonly asked questions – How can I add this “Click to Copy & Open Website” functionality? Now you can.

Copy and Open

The problem was that this feature is usually not working correctly. It requires Flash to deal with clipboard and it’s implemented differently in different browsers. Even RetailMeNot (as of today 01/12/2011) is failing to do a “Copy” from IE9. All other implementations are even worse.
We have done it right. It will work in all browsers, it will work with Flash 9 and 10, it will show the regular links if flash not installed or very old.

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Release: Version 2.0.5 Pro Final

We are pleased to announce the availability of a final release of the OWS Deals/Coupons Website Script Version 2 Professional Edition. Along with that we are also announcing the beta release of the Version 2 Local Coupons Edition.

Its been a long time since the last v1.3 release. A lot of development efforts were invested in this totally redesigned and rebuild system. We made it faster, more efficient, more reliable, more customizable, easier to use and more convenient to work with.

More and more people researching online coupons before making the purchase. We are here to help you to make money on affiliate sales by providing coupons to your visitors.

OWS Deals/Coupons Website Script: Version 2

http://www.owssoftware.com

It’s hard to tell what’s new, since everything is new. The new script is faster, easier, and more fun to use

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New Release: Version 2.0.5 Beta: Local Coupons Edition

Some new features (Local Coupons Edition):

- additional fields to the store/merchant profile: address, phone, store owner.
- Google Maps integration – you can show stores on the big map and individual small maps map for each store.
- zip and city/state search.
- printable coupons with barcodes.
- merchants can register and create/manage their own store profiles.
- dedicated interface for merchants to manage store and coupons.
- ability for you to charge merchants for store profiles or let them do it for free. (you can also create several free and paid plans)
- “Deal of the Day”: Groupon/LivingSocial style page with featured deal.
- “Sell the coupon” – Groupon like ability to sell coupons.

Demo:
http://local.owsdeals.com
Admin Panel:
http://local.owsdeals.com/admin
Username: admin
Password: admin

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New feature: Deal of the Day

New feature coming with the new release of Local/Pro Editions. Groupon/LivingSocial style “Deal of the day”.

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How much revenue could generate a Coupon website?

Recent news regarding RetailMeNot acquisition shed some light on the question “How much revenue could generate a coupon website?”:

WhaleShark Media announced the acquisition of RetailMeNot, in a deal that is understood to be worth close to $90 million. RetailMeNot itself will make close to $30 million this year in revenue, with what is believed to be a high profit margin.

from here

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