Online Auction Site
This site will be different to anything available on the internet, or mobile device.
As an online entertainment auction (a.k.a. penny auction) where individuals purchase bid credits to place towards an item that’s up for sale. The cost of the bids are usually $0.75 and once placed they raise the price of the item by either $0.15 or $0.01 depending on the product. A 30, 20, 10, 5 -second countdown timer is reset by each time a new bid is placed and when the timer reaches zero, the last bidder wins. These features will be fully customisable by site administrator.
Bidders will also have the chance of buying and using a 'Lifeline' bid. A 'Lifeline' bid will block other buyers from bidding on the item for 'fixed' amount of time (i.e. 10 seconds. It will also be able to customised for each bid and different product. The cost of purchasing a 'Lifeline' bid must be able to be customisable by the site administrator.
Customers will be able to use an automatic 'bid manager' function to enable the system to bid on their behalf within set parameters (ie. max number of bids prepared to make on a product). The site must account for all automated bids before closing an auction and declaring a winner.
Customers will be able to receive 'Loyalty' credits to use for bidding and rewards for being a good customer. This will be controlled by the site administrator.
Seller should be able to set a reserve price, if/when a 'lifeline' bid can be used(i.e. Robot bidding)and schedule opening of future auctions. Sellers will be able to use a'Sell it now' option, or a 'reverse bid' option. A reverse bid is when an item starts at a high price and the first bidder to bid wins the auction.
Secure management administration back end; ability to upload product details and control all aspects of the site, full dashboard information on bids closed and users logged on, etc
- User interface and images should be skinnable
– Additional page content; eg. Future bids (dynamic) and static pages (eg. About us, previous winners,terms and conditions, etc)
- Full back-end database
- Search engine optimization
– Estimated price to develop the key features/requirements of the site
– Estimated timescales in weeks for completion (please include testing and dry runs)and start date.
- Please itemise in full detail the entire project and break this down into clear stages (e.g. Build, Test, etc)
– The coding languages used and any additional required purchases (eg. Software, etc)
Examples of similar projects you have completed. If possible, please provide a site with similar technical configuration and one with a good usability/ look and feel.
- A Late Fee of 5% will apply for each week the project is behind the contracted pre-agreed project plan schedule. This amount will be taken off the final payment.
Developers or companies who have already worked on and completed these type of sites are preferred. We are ready to move and need something ASAP!! Site must be as unique as possible. Nothing should look the same as any other auction site.
This project must be a buyer total control package!! No encryption on any page or code!
Money will not be released until 100% working site has been verified. If satisfied with the end product a full time company/person will be employed to develop and maintain the website. This site must be 100% unique. We do not want a carbon copy of any other project that you have worked on. You will be resposible for installing and YOU must choose hosting to work perfectly. You must agree to not create a samilar site with the same code.
DO NOT bid if You don't have experience in a project like this - you will need to submit a live url and demonstrated ability to complete this type of project prior to being offered the contract.