We are starting a website that features wines & food products. We are looking for a company to build and design the site for us. The website would be an electronic marketplace similar to [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view] where many products from different merchants can be reviewed and purchased. This site should allow consumers who don't wish to go to multiple sites to make regional food & beverage purchases, or enter their credit card information over and over and over on servers where security is questionable, to have a one-stop shopping cart.
The site needs to:
-Ask for consumer “ship to” info up front to confirm state availability of wines
-Allow consumers to make purchases (shopping cart & secure server) from multiple merchants
-Combine purchases from multiple merchants in a single transaction
-Clear credit cards, Paypal, etc
-Transmit consumer orders to multiple vendors for fulfillment & shipping
-Reporting & send transaction monies to vendor merchants every 2 weeks
-Have a Merchant Account section where they register, log on, enter their sales information.
-Categorize of items for sale.
-We will provide copywriting and design direction.
We anticipate when fully operational that the site could have several hundred merchants with 10 to 50 products each offered for sale.
What we need:
- How you would approach this
- Cost to set up the website and design it as specified above; we entered the minimum parameters
- We will provide a logo that may need some simple 3-D animation & flash opening
- What sort of server would be required, space recommendations & costs
Please contact me if you need more clarity. Since this business is in the start-up stages, this job will not be awarded until the first of 2007.