Why do you require this extension:
Flash sales e-commerce sites are quite popular and the trend is likely to stay here for some time. Initially started in the apparel niche with ideeli.com and gilt.com as the pioneers the model quickly got popular and now covers multiple industries (onekingslane.com) and countries as well as the key e-commerce industry players like Amazon.com could not resist the temptation not to get into the trend of this kind (myhabit.com).
So if you have proper product sourcing channels you can combine this with Magento Community e-commerce platform and our extension to quite easily achieve private sales store functionality. The last, but not the least - this will cost you really cheap.
How it works:
Your website traffic gets registered and accesses a selection of heavily discounted (usually brand) products. The visitors are prompted to purchase not just by the amount of the discounts, but by the time limit of each campaign as well as the shopping cart lifetime (usually 15 minutes).
Extension features include:
- Apply for membership/ new registered users are activated by admin
- Admin functionality to easily add/ edit/ delete campaigns
- Admin functionality to easily add/ edit/ delete brand info
- Automatic campaign start/ finish
- Products reserved in the cart for a certain period of time
- Reward / bonus points system with the option to redeem points at the checkout
- Inventory update for users: almost sold or sold out
- Product discounts are highlighted prominently
- Invite friends using e-mail, Twitter & Facebook
- Easy localization with the language file
- 100% open source Magento plugin
- Meets Magento script development best practices
Compatible with Magento Community 1.6., 1.6.1., 1.6.2., 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1.