I'm looking for a professional or team of professionals who can transform a bunch of PHP scripts into a complete e-commerce web site ('system') – marketplace connecting 'suppliers' and 'resellers'.
('Resellers' are small businesses or individuals that purchase goods or services with the intention of reselling them either on their own websites, or on such websites like [url removed, login to view], or offline.)
One of the components of the 'system' will be a database containing information about the 'suppliers' and their products. The 'system' will be a marketplace where 'resellers' can find information about 'suppliers' and their products, NOT a web shop, where 'resellers' can directly buy 'suppliers' products. (Take a look at [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view]) One of the main purposes of the 'system' is to help 'resellers' to solve they typical problems such as
- What to sell?
- Where to get it?
- How to find reliable suppliers?
The system will be based on 'WSN Classifieds'. (Trial version available at [url removed, login to view] . I can provide you access to a test installation of 'WSN Classifieds' and its code if necessary.) Some additional features should be implemented. Also some auxiliary scripts will be integrated into the system, e.g. membership / subscription management script (most probably 'aMember Pro', [url removed, login to view] ), customer support / helpdesk script, FAQ / help script.
Among others you should be able to
- analyze the scope of the project
- create a development plan, architecture and design documents
- write the source code and document it
- create a website design
- create administrator manual and user documentation
- test the system
- maintain the system after delivery to correct bugs
Some technical details:
Source code shall be written according to the 'WSN Classifieds Manual' ([url removed, login to view] ); pay particular attention to the sections 'Extending' ([url removed, login to view] ) and 'Templates' ([url removed, login to view] ), and [url removed, login to view] .
The system shall operate with Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6.0+ and Firefox versions 3.0+.
The system shall operate on a Linux or Windows server running Apache web server and mySQL database server.
Do not bid for this project unless you are proficient in either English or Russian or German. Although it's not necessary to be able to speak fluently, ability to communicate efficiently is a must. I want to be able to know the project's status clearly and confidently.
Time is not a critical issue in this project - quality should be the highest priority - but I expect you to stick to agreed deadlines.
You will be required to submit to me a complete framework proposal (detailed specifications) about the way you are going to build the system.
Please describe your software development environment, e.g. your software tools, development methods. The more I know about your software development process, the higher the probability that I'll shortlist your bid.
Please showcase working sites from your portfolio and provide evidence of your involvement in the development of these sites.
Show me that I'm not going to have any problems communicating with you, that you can intuitively do things without me needing to micromanage every small detail.
Send me a PMB message with answers to my questions and with your questions regarding the project. Thereafter further information about the project will be forwarded to shortlisted bidders – for your review and quotation.
Thank you very much for your interest.