I need some work done on an oscommerce site, I need to be able to provide a
product update for a number of oscommerce sites it has to meet those specs:
be totally idiot proof, to the end user (literally, lol)
Here is how I see it I will have a category UPDATES in admin that will not be visible
in catalog side of the site, I will be able to provide a file like a csv or something
that a user will be able to upload and it will update the changes to their DB.
I guess easy populate could be used for this purpose with some editing.
(ep is also installed so there can't be any conflict)
Also this will have to have some sort of a mass picture up loader where a user will download
a zip file with the pictures necessary for the update than uncompress locally and upload all of them at once
(I need to avoid uploading pictures one by one to a specific products)
Another (better) alternative would be to have it as a click and install operation.
where the user will just have a button in the admin panel that will say update products,
and all of the above mentioned could happen without the user interaction it will somehow
magically update that particular invisible category with all the products and the pictures from a remote location..
The csv file will not need any category or subcategory fields in it, all it will have to do is
go to the UPDATES , it will only require the basic product info like model, name, desc. weight price pic.
After the update/ upload procedure the user must be able
to move the products from the (invisible UPDATES) category to existing ones within admin..
I hope all this makes sense, if you have any questions please ask away..
please state if you're able to come up with something that will be stable
and require the least of user interaction like choice two. I'm also open to ideas and
suggestions for this so speak your mind.
when you bid just drop a not what sort of solution it's for choice One or Two
Once all done I will need this prepared in a form of a contribution
so that it could be installed by me on several sites.
for the winning bidder I will setup a hosting account
100MB space and 2GB of bandwidth with all the goodies IP based,
so you can do your work there if you wish..
after that it's your too keep for a year
Escrow will most likely be used unless we come to some other arrangementsâ€¦