Among the deals offered on the website, one can find restaurant deals, clothing deals, outdoor adventure deals (like paintball or Quad biking), holiday deals and of course spa and relaxation deals. Wicount caters for most of the larger cities and list the following cities on their website:
Wicount Cape Town
Success: If success can be judged by the amount of deals sold per offer (and assuming the numbers displayed are correct), then it seems that Wicount is doing ok with an average of about 100 – 300 coupons sold per offer.
Service: If one was to judge according to Wicount’s HelloPeter rankings, then it seems that their level of service is just above average, with 29 positive listings and 22 negative ones. Of course, one would also have to take into account the fact that Wicount exposed their customer’s details (not including financial information) on the wide open web in 2011. A mishap that also showed that they were buying their own deals – the reason for which is still unclear although some say was inorder to increase sales, so as to say: “see, others have bought this, you should too”.
One of Wicount’s more rememberable successes was the Nando’s deal in which they sold over 7,000 coupons – an achievement that would even make Groupon South Africa blush.
All in all, Wicount has stood the test of time and has been in the group buying game for over 2 years now, making it one of the veterans.
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