The goal of this project is to come up with an open source shopping cart that has the look and feel and the features that we require. The look and feel will be based upon a hosted shopping cart solution that we currently employ. Screenshots are attached and the hosted solution is [url removed, login to view]
Initially, we will need to mimic the look and feel of 1 shopping cart. This is crucial, and the clean, secure, refined look needs to be a major part of the focus and expectation.
The cart needs to have the ability to work across a multitude of websites and landing pages we have that are selling our products. On the actual landing pages and buy now pages, we need to have the ability to have the “quantity” box in addition to the “add to cart” button next to each of our products.
We want the functionality to have an on page floating cart similar to [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] whereby customers add things to their shopping cart, and on the page it shows what is in their cart with a proceed to checkout button, so that they can always see what they have in the cart without clicking to the next page unless ready to move forward with the order.
The cart needs to mimic the 1shoppingcart “secure checkout” feel and have the pop open window that clearly states that the site is safe and secure.
We need the ability to customize all fields. So if we don’t need “company” or “phone” or “fax” etc, we want the ability through the administration panel to add and delete any field.
The cart needs to be able to integrate with [url removed, login to view], and paypal website payment pro, including, if possible, the paypal express checkout feature.
We want the ability for all orders to be made an autoship, and that feature needs to integrate properly with the payment gateway so that if someone adds something to the cart, they can save a certain percentage by “making this order an autoship” which will be a 30 day recurring billing of that order.
We need the cart to have customizable html auto responder emails that we can set the parameters for as to when they go out, and to what groups, with full control and customization.
We need the cart to accommodate custom coupons that we establish.
We would like The cart to “remember me” so that people if desired can log in after they have ordered so that their personal information auto-populates the required fields for ease of checkout.
If possible, we would like an affiliate plug-in that allows us to customize the program, but also allows the affiliate to login and see activity, and enables all parties to track their customers activity.
If possible, we would like a replicating website feature, although this is not required.
It is crucial that the cart uses a cookie feature that allows us to gather data that people enter at every stage regardless of if they checkout/complete the process. So if “john smith” adds something to his cart, and enters his email and nothing more, we need to be able to access this information. Additionally, we would like the ability to introduce auto-responders to follow up with people that have not completed the checkout process on a triggered time interval so we can try to get interested customers that fell out of the checkout process.
We do not care what OS platform this is created with, IE zencart, os commerce, magento, we are open to the best solution and will listen to why a specific platform is best suited for our needs.
We need the ability to export all data via Excel, and preferably in a number of formats/programs.
We need the ability to customize the Thank you page.
We would like to have the cross-sell/up-sell capability during checkout.
Attached are screenshots of the look and feel