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Discount Deals Ecommerce Marketplace

Published 10/25/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Today, many people buy into sites like Groupon, purchasing daily deals for their local area. While the system works well for most, what happens when the user’s group coupon goes unused? These special deals cost the user money, which is essentially wasted when the coupon expires without being redeemed. Lifesta was created to give users a better way to get back some of the money spent on group coupons. Users can visit Lifesta and post their unused group coupons for sale. Others can seek out group coupons they may have missed.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Lifesta was founded in 2009 as a marketplace for buying and selling daily deal coupons. The founders, Eran Davidov and Yael Gavish, wanted to create a way to help people recover money they lost on group coupons they didn’t use as well as a place to find group coupons that are no longer available. The site can accommodate group coupons from more than 150 sites. Lifesta offers a valuable service to anyone who loves to participate in group coupon websites by providing a back up option when they miss a deal or do not use a coupon.

What are the differences to other apps?

Many websites offer users a chance to opt into group coupons. These require a payment up front, and is generally non-refundable if the user does not use the group coupon. Lifesta provides users with a way to get some of their coupon dollars back by placing daily deals up for sale. Rather than doing what so many others have done and jumping on the group coupon band wagon, Lifesta has taken it to another level by giving users an option to fall back on.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Lifesta website has a modernly elegant site design. From the flowing red “Lifesta” logo to the matching color scheme and organized menus, the site itself is a relaxing treat for the eyes. Lifesta looks good without employing too many flashy banners. The site does use colorful graphics that add a rich personality to the rest of the site. Users can quickly locate group coupons for the businesses they frequent or post their coupons for sale on Lifesta.

How does the registration process work?

A new visitor can join Lifesta by clicking the black “Join Now” at the top right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form requires an email address, password, username of five characters or more, location information and referral code (if the user has one). After agreeing to the terms of use and clicking the gold “Register” button, the user is asked to share Lifesta with friends before continuing on to the account page. Sharing options are also available on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Digg, StumbleUpon, and many others. Lifesta adds a small note that assures the user that the email addresses of friends will not be used for any other purpose.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can create an account on Lifesta for free. As a buyer, the user is not charged any fees or membership costs. When selling a group coupon on Lifesta, the user can make postings for free. However, if they sell their coupon, Lifesta takes a small charge of just under $1 plus 8% of the total sale price. The site uses Amazon for payments, and also notes that the user will not be charged any additional fees by Amazon to receive their payments.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Lifesta is a great tool for anyone that buys group coupons often. Lifesta is intended for the buying and selling of group coupons. Anyone who does not purchase these coupons will not find Lifesta to be very useful. For everyone else, it’s a great way to take advantage of group coupons that were missed or sell off a coupon that was purchased and never used.

  • Browse available group coupons from over 150 websites
  • Create an account for free
  • Make purchases on Lifesta and pay no additional fees
  • List group coupons for sale and only pay a small fee if the coupon sells
  • Enjoy immediate payment through Amazon

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