We currently have a basic shop and product portal at [[url removed, login to view]]
which lists 40,000+ shops and 1,000,000+ products from shops in more than 30 countries which were generated with our software. This was put together as a basic prototype and at the moment uses MySQL full-text search without Index.
We want to turn this website into a fully functional product and webshop portal similar to [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] or other similar sites.
All we have is the data and some ideas - you will need to create everything - .
1: a very fast product search based on a quality index with very relevant results,
2: price comparisons,
3: currency conversions for international price comparisons, language and country specific search results (only shops and products listed from one country or near the customer location)
4: abiblity for users to enter reviews,
5: ability to find product related information and reviews from other websites and so on,
6: importing of products
7: manual adding of products
8: similar searches (customers who searched for this also searched …)
9: Extendable database for easy addition of features
10: Popular products / Searches
11: Charging for advertising of products or product listings
12: Administration interface
13: statistics engine (which products which shops how many clicks and so on)
14: whatever other feature is required after a competitor analysis
The job will need to be completed in several stages, requiring
1: competitor analysis,
2: feature list
3: specifications with UML and documentation
4: Programming and Website design
This task will require a team consisting of developers, designer, project management, testing and a highly professional approach. You should be familiar with similar e-commerce solutions and have the ability to make suggestions to ensure a high quality result.
As part of your bid please
1: name any similar jobs you have completed
2: provide us with background and CVs of your team members.
3: provide us with a time line for the different stages
4: Let us know your timeline for the milestones
Do not bid if you can not deliver a result which matches the leading portals in quality and features, with Kelkoo, Bestbuys and Amazon being the quality we require.
We will not pay for a simple solution based on open source which can not be extended and does not compare in quality and functionality with existing competitors. A fast competitive search with good relevant results and a competitive feature list is an absolute minimum deliverable.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Unix or Linux, Apache
Database probably MySQL or Postgress
PHP 5 (NOT PHP 4 !)