I am looking to develop an e-commerce website where global customers can order a hand-made painting from an artist. This would mean there is a non-standard product which requires some communication between buyer, artist and customer service. Some of the required functions could be build based on the back of one of the e-commere templates (shopify or magento) but some at least require some customization, for example a simple back-end system for artists/suppliers to accept orders and provide updates on progress.
I am looking for a developer that could build the core of this website (see requirements below) whereby the design could be done by another freelancer.
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Order process of customer:
Customer would select a size, medium (oil, charcoal, etc), provide their requirements and a picture. Back-end this order will be sent to an artist studio that makes the painting and uploads a picture on which the customer would give feedback (via a form). When the customer is happy with the result it will be sent to the customer.
• To be the platform where consumers can easily order custom-made paintings
• Let consumers browse previous work done to get inspiration for their painting
• To inform them about possibilities, pricing and ways of working in an engaging way
• To manage the communication with painter and themselves and approve work done
• To convince consumers that it is safe and affordable to have a custom-made painting done
• Provide an easy back-end for artists to accept work, communicate in a standardized way with buyer and provide status updates on work.
o Product organization based on tagging system, category filters, style
o Gift card functionality
o Possible to specify requirements for customer
o Online proofing (people can review work and suggest changes before accepting)
o Upsell and cross sell functionality
o Wishlist (optional)
o Order status module
o Photo import tool in order process
o Chatbot / chat functionality
o SEO-optimized website for best organic search ranking
o Blog functionality
o Automated marketing tools such as basket abandonment e-mails with coupon
o Retargeting marketing (pixel)
o Google analytics set-up
o Social media sharing and integration: FB, Insta, Etsy, Pinterest
o Tell-a-friend functionality (incl. discounting options)
o Affiliate marketing / KOL marketing system (to be discussed)
o Multilanguage options
o Payment options: credit card and Paypal minimum
o CMS system to minimize coding and back-end work as much as possible, easy to upload content such as pictures and videos and add and build pages
o Desktop and mobile optimized: responsive design
o Customer support / CRM system like Zendesk
55 freelancers are bidding on average $4465 for this job
Based on your details I will suggest you to go for Magento. Shopify have limited room for customisation. if you award me the task then will discuss more and give full support .