We would need to set up a joomla-based website that is a B2B marketplace (professional buyers and sellers)
See benchmark such as gaf, elance, guru (services) or globalsource, dhgate (products)
SUPPLIERS can fill in detailed profile with photo gallery and upload products and/or services in specific categories. They can also feature their products in the central shop or in a suplier « portfolio ». « gold » Supliers can upload easily products, have a portfolio, be featured, etc.
Suppliers info are hidden / only login / released to buyer after shop or deal
BUYERS can buy on the web shop (drop shipping see [url removed, login to view]) or make a request for quote in a specific field an follow supplier’s answers (similar as on GAF).
Buyers can chat with suppliers through PM and talk with support through chat/email tickets. Buyers and suppliers are rated.
We act as marketplace managers with advertising modules, subscriptions fees, affiliation, and escrow services and similar as GAF
We want to use Joomla 1.5 with mosetstree, virtuemart, CB, idevaffiliate, acajoom, etc. and some special coding for admin panel and online project management.
We supply all graphics, texts, layouts and specs. We are ok to use an existing template and adapt it.
Developer should have proven experience in making similar buyer/seller platforms and demonstrate strong understanding of business processes. We are ok to work on an existing base.
Debug process should be included until complete website go live.
Project should be started immediately and golive Latest for oct 15