Greetings. I need an internet auction site with simplicity in mind. No fancy text. No fancy pictures. No fancy applications.
A Seller must be able to register with the site, add personal information & fee funding information (banking information),log into account, design their own ads in a pre-set template allowing for several paragraphs of text (with different fonts available), upload up to 5 photographs within each ad, check email inbox within an "in-site email client", reply to email inbox, receive auction end alert.
Buyers must be able to register with the site, sign in, search for listings, browse by category (auction listings must have a category page with a line of text and a small thumbnail to link to the auction ads main page similar to a results page), bid on auctions, send email to sellers, check email from sellers.
Site must allow for users to register themselves, sign themselves in, manage their own email within the site, and site must have an email client within the site that allows sellers to contact buyers and buyers to contact sellers. This site will also need several pages explaining how to use the site, how to register, how to bid, how to contact buyers and sellers etc... and several pages for legal disclaimers that will be handled by us but must be ready to go within the menu of the homepage. We will be using our financial merchant accounts to draw funds directly from the site's registered sellers which means we need a security certificate or secure data entry interface for financial information submitted by our sellers. This financial portal comes into play by taking a percentage from the sale price of the auction similar to eBay's "final auction value fee" and so our sellers need to be able to register their financial information when they sign up for the site (credit/debit card/banking data entry). This is a third party website that acts as an auction house or broker.
Simple. Simple. Simple. I cannot write it enough. I want the products to stand out, not the site. I want to the site to simply be a background and not what is being showcased. I want the buyers to focus on the products being auctioned and not the site.
We deal with a particular product so a custom auction "skin" will have to be designed with our logo. However it will be simple. As simple as the text you are reading right now.
This needs to be completed within two weeks. If you can not complete this within 2 weeks, then you are not the right fit for me. I am willing to pay for quality work and must have all bidders know that I pay for a result, not a service. Thank you and hopefully we can work together.