The concept is to open a new website that works a little like the "Woot-off" functionality of the Woot website, in which a product is sold until it sells out and then immediately replaced by another product. The winning developer may choose to base the site on an existing PHP based shopping cart solution and just create a 'theme' to ensure the correct functionality, making backend tweaks as necessary (e.g. Magento Commerce, CubeCart, ZenCart, whatever), but PayPal payment must be supported as it'll be the only method the site will use.
A full design brief, including designs for all major pages (the shop page, account page, checkout page e.t.c.) will be included so this is not a design project. It will also be necessary for the winning bidder to create the code to ensure well designed order emails and newsletters (again, designs will be provided) can be sent out. The checkout section of the site will require coupon code functionality.
It will be essential to be able to offer products in multiple sizes on the one listing, and for those sizes to disappear from the listing when they have sold out, with the remaining sizes still available. When all sizes are gone, the site would automatically move on to the next listing. It will be essential for us to be able to add 50-100 listings on the back end of the site, ready to go live in sequence. It must be impossible for users of the site to find or buy listings that are not the current listing.
The listing page will show the products name, original price, firesale price, one or more pictures of the product, the available sizes and a short description of the product, as well as the overall %age left represented by a bar. The number of items left should never be displayed.
A prospective buyer would choose their size and hit the 'Buy Now' link, before being taken to a 'Sign in or Sign up' page. Once they had done this, the buyer would choose a delivery method, be transferred to PayPal for payment, then be transferred back to the site for confirmation, and an email would be sent to the customer confirming their purchase.
The confirmation page would give the user the chance to 'Tweet' about their purchase, or share it with their friends on Facebook.
An 'Account' section of the site would contain details of all previous orders, and their status - 'Ordered', 'Shipped' or 'Returned'. If the winning developer chose a shopping cart solution that enabled us to have built-in returns functionality, this would be very useful.
If you've any questions about this brief, or require any clarification to make a final bid, then please feel free to contact me through [url removed, login to view] - I'm looking for offers under $1,000.