This is the project we discussed via skype.
• I can pick an existing word press theme. If you know of a site with good themes you have worked with, please point me in that direction.
• Here is a description of the pages I would need in the site
o Home page
o Company about page
o Product information/education page
o A page where I will post information and links to other companies I like
o A store page where the customer can browse and select the products
o Contact – this could also be a link at the bottom of a page I suppose
• Shopping cart functionality
o The site will need shopping cart functionality. I’m hoping there is an existing wordpress plugin that has all of the functionality I am looking for.
o In the beginning I will probably just use paypal for check out but if you have good suggestions for other payment gateways that provide improved functionality, I’m open to your suggestions.
o The store should have a quantity discount feature where for example, if the customer buys 1 product the price is $5 each but if they buy 5 products or more the price will drop to $3 each.
o There should be a feature to manage communication like emails for: Order Received, Order Shipped, etc.
o I would like to have the ability to make product specific coupon codes
o I would like a feature where the customer can set up recurring payments and shipments of their order. I don’t know if this would be part of the shopping cart plug in or if this would be tied to the payment gateway provider
o I would like a feature at checkout to collect feedback from customers on stores in their geographical area where they would like to be able to build buy my products in the future.
o Shipping caluclations – most of what I am shipping is in the US using the postal service’s flat rate shipping service. With this service, if it fits in the box it ships for the same price regardless of weight or destination. This is good since my products are relatively heavy and low value. My current problem is that most calculators I have seen require input of size or weight for each product but I with flat rate shipping, I can ship 1-9 products for the same price, 10-44 products for the same price and 45-85 products for the same price. I would like to be able to calculate the shipping cost based on the number of products in the cart. I’m not sure if there is a shipping plug in that will permit this. If this feature is not possible or is cost prohibitive, I can live without it.
• I would like a one hour skype session at the beginning to discuss the look and feel I am after
• I would like a one or two hour skype session at the end so you can provide some tutorial on word press to teach me how to work with my site, add products, modify content and images in the future, etc.