First of I want to introduce myself, my name is Dragan and I'm from Serbia,
please excuse me for my English as English is not my native language.
My wife and I have an online store [url removed, login to view]
I was basically designed the template, install all mods and created all the products by myself with my basic knowledge of css and Html.
MY wife is digital artist who created all the art you can see in our store,
she have couple of friends for now who wants to sell their works through our store too but Zen cart itself is not multivendor platform and I don't have time to create all products
for all of them. I don't know if that's possible but we wanted to hire someone to to make us an multivendor enviroment compatible at least with 1.3.9 version of Zen cart.
When it comes to multivendor enviroment we would like to have certain capabilities implemented into website, these would be:
Possibility for members to apply to become vendors, to upload one test product, on/off function from admin,
Max size of thumbnails and example images for all products,
Max file size for upload,
Separate Admin Area for Each Vendor and possibility for vendors to upload their products, write descriptions, upload thumbnails and example images,
Vendor Payouts Statistics,
Vendor sales statistics,
Super Administrator to Control Overall Store,Secured administrative area.
Ability to update the order status from customer accounts for logged in customers [url removed, login to view] can't share download links.
Customers can purchase from multiple vendors in the single order
Vendors will receive email notifications of new orders
Exclusive vendors option for vendors to earn higher royalty rates, customizable percentage for exclusive and non exclusive vendors.
Paypal Adaptive Payments, automatic payouts for vendors and admin,
Super admin can review products before they are published.
Basically I would prefer if this can be done for Zen cart as I like Zen very much but it really doesn't matter what platform will be used, what does matter is functionality and secured website. I've set the project cost to 700$ but that's not fixed price.
Can you give me an estimate of how much this would cost and how much time can take for this kind of project to be completed? What's your thoughts?
Thanks in advance,