We are looking to develop a marketplace type website - the basic concept is that the site will consist of lots of mini shops for sellers to post their wares in and buyers then buy from the mini shop via our site.
The main highlights of the site are below but we have not listed a lot of the assumed basics of any ecommerce type site like setting up accounts, editing accounts, viewing order histories, emailing order confirmations etc etc. Please take these as givens.
CSS based shops with admin defined template driven layouts
Each shop will have standard pages and page layouts
Each shop should be referenced as [url removed, login to view]
Each shop will have the ability to list all their products in a typical ecommerce "category" style with images, name and price etc which should be customisable to allow user defineable sort orders etc
Each product will then have its own page with detailed information, additional images etc and the ability to then add to shopping basket and buy
Webmail based comms system for buyers and sellers to communicate
Feedback system for sellers
Secure seller control panel to customise shop, add/delete/edit products, process orders, access mail etc
Secure buyer control panel to view orders placed and access mail
Programmer does not need to do the advanced design/layout work BUT the whole site must be built using CSS
Sellers will be charged a monthly fee for their shop and a transaction fee per sale (using a grouping system based on spend, feedback and time on site - there will be different levels accordingly so loyal and bigger customers pay less fees) - payment will be via Paypal and our fees should be taken from the customers payment when they pay the seller for their order. e.g. item costs $5, buyer pays $5 but $4.50 goes to the seller and $0.50 goes to us automatically
Overall speed of the site is VITAL - layouts will be simple to accomodate this but the programming must aid site speed
SEO is important so page names etc should be SE friendly - for example a product listing should be something like [url removed, login to view] and not [url removed, login to view]
This project will continue to evolve over the next 12-18 months so there will be the potential for ongoing work and, obviously, the person who does the upfront work will be best placed to do the continuing work so while the scope of this request is the initial work there will be lots more in the future.
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