Website development, from the idea I have into a fully working website.
This website could be somewhat complex, and will require a skilled team who are knowledgeable in payment/shopping cart systems, Facebook/Social networking integration, login systems and developing professional and user friendly websites that are easy to administrate.
The site will have aspects of groupons, dealing in volume sales of coupons but with added features that separate it from its competitors. This site will be based in Australia, where the key competitors right now are [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]
Our site will be similar but will feature an additional element of sharing to gain further discount eg. share this offer to Facebook to gain a further x amount of discount on this deal/coupon. See below for further details on this.
We are after serious bidders, who can complete this job, any automatic bids will be automatically deleted.
In your bid mention how this integration between social networking and discount of a product could be achieved.
Very similar to scoopon and spreetz in how they offer a deal but with one additional, major feature. A strong integration with social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.
What will make this site different and 'better' than the other sites is the feature to share the current deal to get even further discount. Eg. share this on Facebook to gain an extra X% percent off of the current deal.
I assume this feature would involve Facebook coding and use of the API. It will need to look good and act seamless to the user, so that they see the extra discount! without much effort. Even a range of options might work, where the user can only choose one to get more discount (this would be a page in the cart maybe.. ) eg.. enter 5 friends email addresses to tell them about the deal for 2% off.
These ideas above are crucial to the success of the site and will be the selling point of what makes this site different. If you are able to complete the above feature, then you already a bidder I would like to discuss this idea further with.
This is my first site using a shopping cart and credit card system (maybe just use paypal, what are your thoughts as a bidder on this idea)
1) Finalise requirements for the website between myself and the bidder
2) Work to develop a mock layout (potentially psd)
3) Develop prototype
4) Test (back to re-develop if necessary (many times if very buggy))
5) Go live with production version of site
These are not the finalised steps, we can discuss this in private.
Shopping cart system
I require advice on what is the best method for this, considering the sharing mechanism and type of product we will be selling. Paypal/credit/both/more options.