App to create, send, and measure HTML email campaigns.
Must plug into our C#, ASP .NET, SQL Server, SQL Reporting Services Application.
Email contacts will be supplied to the Marketing application through a SQL Query. You do not have to write this query. Our engineers will.
Application must allow user to create a campaign, choose a mailing list, choose a template, format the marketing message, and send the blast.
It then needs to record the fact that the blast has been sent to user x and user y... (reference to campaign table), and then update the user table with results as follows:
Application then needs to track bounces, non deliverables, opt-outs, opens, number of opens, response time, etc.
See here for ideas: <[url removed, login to view]> and click on TAKE TOUR.
Another good app to look at: <[url removed, login to view]> and especially their use of templates.
We need support for 20 templates only, preferably, templates created using CSS etc. in an outside tool such as dreamweaver.
Please note that this application will be used by our existing clients only in a very specialized industry. Your app will need to integrate with our app and retrieve things like company name, etc. You do not need to write log in pages etc. We will give you session info to validate. Application will reside on one of our main server banks.
Ideally, we should have the ability to mail-merge... So emails say: Dear Jack,
App needs to allow the uploading and autosizing of images... and be easy to use for a novice computer user. Simple is best!
We will give preference to a coder that has already written a similar app and is not starting from scratch.
We pay top dollar for top results. Certified coders with good rating preferred.
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).
ASP .NET with C# - Full source code and documentation required.
Please do not send a 'cookie cutter' response to this bid. It will simply be deleted.
Tell us about your specific experience in this type of application.