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Tour Operator Ecommerce Site - Logo, Web Design

This project received 35 bids from talented freelancers with an average bid price of $1194 USD.

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Project Budget
$750 - $1500 USD
Total Bids
35
Project Description

Please read the following criteria completely before bidding, we are looking for a talented team to re-design and improve upon our existing website, CMS and improve our logo. Both in functionanlity and look. The team must be motivated and able to work on a tight schedule as we are looking to having the fresh site operational by March 15th. If you are not confidant in completing to this deadline, then please do not bid.

Our current website is [url removed, login to view], a music festival accommodation provider of accommodation (hotels and apartments) and transport. Our current site is working on the Joomla CMS with Virtuemart shopping cart, we are open to migration to a different CMS or Shopping Cart if it is more appropriate for our needs. The current site struggles with usability

We would like to stick to the 3 brand colours of the white background, sky blue and orange for the website. For inspiration on the festival we focus on please visit, [url removed, login to view] and for a tour operater in a different niche- but same target audience see www.club18-30.com.

Example sites for look / feel
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Examples of Accommodation booking style
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Examples of Transport booking style
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Requirements that we should consider:

Video or streaming (full flash capability)
Q&A
Product Configurations
Paypal and card payment intergration
Advanced Search
Gift Registry or Wish List
In Stock Availability
Personal URL
email newsletter management
One Page Checkout
View Update profile
Express Checkout
Live Chat
Stored shipping/billing/shopping/credit card information
Self Registration
Return to Shopping
Abilty to see original price and sale or clearance price if applicable.
Forget ID?
Forget password?
Content Mnagement System
Custom Shopping Cart
Real Time Online Credit Card processing
Secure SSL Checkout
Web Based Product Management
Set up shopping method
Category pages
Meta tags programmed to each product
Accommodation in the shopping cart to be selected by calender dates similar to [url removed, login to view] example
Airport transfers in the shopping cart to be selected like [url removed, login to view] flight times example
Hotel rooms in the shopping cart to selected like the hostelbookers, hotel room example
Note that we have no product shipping

Logos
Paypal
Verisign
Add us on Facebook - Community
McAfee Security
Facebook
Tweeter
Quick email a friend
Linked to Google analytics
Includes all QA and Quality control

Other:
* Full Seo and optimisation of site and URL's - Full tie in of Google Adwords and full optimization of 
* Unique and Individual Design sticking with the brand colours
* Full Backend access , either using a prepackaged software or own design.
* Site Manager , this incorporates all updating and administration of categories , products , colours - 
* Absolutely no limits on products or categories
*Apartment products similar to the booking style on [url removed, login to view] with vendor supplier information
*Hotel products similar to the booking style on club18-30 and [url removed, login to view] with number of rooms per hotel selectable
*Airport Transfer booking style similar to [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] (or other date / time based booking systems).
* All the features that are on the sample sites- it is important you familiarize yourself with those sites
* Full shopping Cart Features and the ability to track orders , this should be able to turned on and off
* Payment Processor to integrate with Paypal and other processors
* Ability to update and maintain products including pricing and images

Please provide examples of your ecommerce work and specifically examples of working in in the holiday tours, rental holidays, travel agent and transport sector. The site will be hosted on our current server. This site must look, incorporate all of the latest features and marketing concepts that will attract and retain customers resulting in high conversion rates. Pages must turn very fast.

Please also explain how we will work together.

Payment terms are as follows and will not be varied
Payment will be via escrow as follows:
30% after completion and acceptance of logo design,completion and acceptace of website design and layout, acceptance of sytem requirements definition.
40% on acceptance after migration to our server of choice (after your QA)
30% on full operational and bug free on our server

Our budget is between $[url removed, login to view] - $[url removed, login to view] and delivery by March 15th

If you have further questions or insights , please contact me at your convenience. Website documentation of our full plan will be provided to winning bidder.

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