I require a user to build a new and used car price comparison website which will be fresh new and search engine friendly.
This must be similar to the following sites :-
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Other sites for idea's :-
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How it would work
1. Ucomparecars will use a database that is updated immediately through crawling UK motor dealers websites and obtaining details required. Also daily excel feeds would be updated daily for all dealers without an active compatible website.
I would send excel file to winning bidder of websites to be automatically crawled. All websites on spreadsheet must be compatible.
2. The website will have 4 main area’s -
• User Interface - Fresh, SEO friendly.
• Administration panel - To allow admin to upload files etc..
• Dealer panel to upload new info also make payment to Ucomparecars and track sales/revenue.
• Database with all information stored
• CMS to allow admin to update website text etc...
2. Users will be able to use drop down filter in order to return the required results from the database :-
• Manufacturer – Ford, Nissan etc…
• Model - Sunny, Fiesta etc…
• Sub Model - XR2I, M3 etc...
• Body Style – Hatchback, saloon, convertible etc..
• Transmittion – Manual, Automatic
• Fuel Type - Pertol, Diesel, LPG
3. Ajax will be used to display animation whilst searching results to return.
4. When results are returned the user will be able to filter by :-
• Price – low to high, high to low
• Postcode – Closest to postcode
• Local or Nationwide (Local would be within 20 miles).
Default setting would return price lowest first to highest and would be set to Nationwide.
A pop up would ask the customer if they want to stay searching nationwide or check local.
5. When user selects a car it would pop out (similar to auto trader). Everything would be displayed apart from where the dealership is and the dealerships name.
6. In order for users to see exactly were all the car deals are they would have to make a payment to the website in order to unlock this.
The payment would be made directly through the website therefore this would have to be a function put in place on the site.
7. A unique reference number would be included on the pop up which would have to be quoted when purchasing in order for customers to be paid a bonus.
8. Area to allow users to register and log in to site – User will be able to save quotes seen for a later date and also post on forums with own review.
• Home – Home page which would display filter option.
• News - Automatically updates with the latest news from the automotive industry.
• Reviews – Database of reviews which user can filter down by make and model. User would also be able to add comments to the review at the bottom.
• Advice & Tips
• Car Parts & Accessories
• Private Registrations
• Learner Area
• Forum - Built into website to allow users to register to post.
• About Us
• Contact Us
This project is one which requires the very best. It is also one which will provide the individual who is selected, if they are exceptional, guaranteed regular work and possible shares in the company.
This is a challenge and if done correctly the user can become apart of a very exciting project.
Including all in the description please find below further description of requirements :-
• Unlimited Database of cars
• Unlimited Dealerships
• Featured Cars on Home page (rotational)
• Latest news widget on Home page
• Social network widgets on Home page.
• Top 5 recent searches on site listed.
• Newsletter Subscription area
• Expert & Customer written Reviews with expert login.
• Expert & Customer Video Reviews (Must be member to Upload Video)
• Advanced Search Filters/Refining
• Eco-Green Cars Area within Site
• Merchant & Member Log-In /Register area
• Customer Feed Back button (selected pages of site)
• Video creation and Upload of Site Advert on Home, Eco Green Home Area; separate one designed for merchants
• Video Advertising uploads (YouTube style)
• XML Sitemaps & Google Index
• Spam Blocking system (enter code)
• Unlimited Cars per Merchant
• Unlimited Data Feed import & export supported (top 5-10 files)
• Auto-Crawler for crawling Merchants websites ( in case Merchant doesn’t support Data-Feeds)
• Data Feed Import for importing products- Support common format of Data-Feeds
• Unlimited Banner Management rotation system (must open in new browser, this also goes for when visitor gets directed to Merchants site)
• Steps for Merchants to Sign Up & use Credit Card for Payments
• Steps for Members to Sign Up & use Credit Card for Payments
• Price Alert Subscription so that member is emailed when price for a car make and model saved on their account sent when this has been updated.
• Members visitor activity- history, wish list, (10)
• Email to friend so member can refer advertisement video of site, competitions & products from site.
• Data Feed Upload of Products (also select to be listed for mobile version)
• Request Web Crawler of Product upload
• Upload Banners for approval
• Change Billing and Payment Details
• Auto bill when threshold falls below X amount.
• View Credit Card Credit percentage allowance available
• Check all reports available on advertising being done
Edit Profile information (limit certain details for admin approval)
• Bidding Tool for certain Categories based on popularity & Price
Change CPC Bid for product
• View Clicks for Day, Month and type of Advertisement
• Check Merchants Payment Methods
• re-activate accounts