We are intending to start an online retail store that will offer one product for sale a day just like www.woot.com. However, we are targeting college students and we figured a good way to get their attention is through entertainment, portals and social networks. For a start, we want to concentrate on Facebook and iGoogle. We want a script to work just like www.woot.com. Accept a given number of orders and put statistics on the site exactly the way [url removed, login to view] does it. However, we want to make a little difference. We want this script to have the ability to integrate with a Facebook application such that when the individual connects his or her account on our store to his or her Facebook profile, the product for the day is going to show on his or her profile in the space for the application. Finally, if the individual wants the product for the day, he or she can just click Buy Now and then we send a confirmation e-mail to the registered e-mail address. If the individual confirms the purchase, then we process the payment and send the product to the individual's registered shipping address. We want to be able to run this script on our web server and have a user friendly admin section where we can write stuff, do some styling and update the product for each day. We also want the source code for the script such that we can modify it in anyway we want after its development. In essence, we want
- A script to be installed on our website to showcase the product for the day and feed the information to a Facebook application and an iGoogle widget which our customers would have installed on this computer's or Facebook profiles. It should also allow customers to open accounts with us and enter all their payment and shipping information.
- A Facebook application that can showcase the product for the day on the installer's profile and have an option for the installer to connect the Facebook application with his or her account on our website such that when the installer clicks Buy Now or a button similar to that on his or her Facebook profile, information is sent to our servers and the order is processed without having to visit our website. It should also have the ability to notify the Buyer's friends etc. through the Mini Feed that the individual bought the product.
- An iGoogle widget that displays the product for the day and gives the user an ability to click through to our website and buy the product
We require a very neat and easily scalable job and we are willing to pay a lot for it if it is done properly. If you are interested, we will furnish you with more information about how we want it to be. However, our prototype is www.woot.com. Visit it and explore to have a better understanding of what we want for the website script. However, not forgetting integration with Facebook, iGoogle and others in future such as Hi5, MySpace, LinkedIn etc. If we get a good job, we could come to a contract for periodical maintenance and updates. Security is also very important as we will be storing a lot of private and important information on our servers.