I am looking for developer(s) to complete Phase One of my company’s E-commerce platform.
The site will offer monthly subscribers a complete E-commerce solution which will then be hosted on a sub-domain within the platform.
The platform will perform similar to Ebay shops but without the auction theme.
The platform is to be built from open source code, preferably PHP or .Net – I do not want a license for downloaded software.
Please provide costs for website development with designs included and without.
Hourly rates are fine but I would prefer a fixed price rate with an agreed deadline with payments being made when agreed milestones have been reached.
I understand that much more information will be required, and I have a detailed brief which I can forward to bidders who meet my requirements before asking you to commit to your bid.
I already have costs from a development company who employ developers and designers in India; however I appreciate that this company has included their profit margins on top of the developers wage and I am considering contracting out to reliable experienced freelancers.
This company anticipates the build time taking between 240-320 hours.
Phase One includes the basic requirements to launch the site, and consists of only 20% of what I would have ideally liked included for launch, so there is much more work to follow for the right developer(s) who I hope to build a strong relationship with as the site progresses and evolves.
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Firstly, I would like to thank everybody for showing their interest in my project.
I feel that I need to clarify my requirements as my terminology possibly was not correct.
I am not looking for development of one e-commerce store. By 'platform' I meant a site that hosts many e-commerce stores, similar to ebay shops.
After doing some more research, I believe that the terminology I should have used is 'Multi Vendor'. Where subscribers/vendors can open an ecommerce store and have it hosted on a subdomain within the 'platform'.
Each subscriber/vendor will have there own store front and process transactions independently.
I hope that I have not caused too much inconvenience, and appreciate your time in submitting your initial bids.
If you feel that you are qualified, or have the necessary skills to build this 'multi vendor platform' please let me know and we can discuss the scope further.
Thank you in advance