The project consists in developing a prototype of an on-line price comparator between some e-commerce websites. Its name hereunder is CPD.
This prototype must be developed on a very focused scope, and thus compare the prices
• Of 500 different products
• Across 8 outlet websites belonging to 3 retailers
• Belonging to 3 retailers chains
The architecture of CPD must be composed of
• A database containing the “catalogue” of the products listed by CPD as the ones to compare (“CPD catalogue”)
• A crawler catching in the outlets websites, the prices of the products listed by CPD, or mentioning their unavailability (“CPD crawler”)
• A database gathering the products information (name … ) as described in CPD catalogue, and their price of the day (“CPD database”)
• A website open to the consumer (“CPD website”), ensuring the following functions
o The consumer selects 3 to 5 outlets where he wants to compare prices of products
o The consumer creates a virtual purchase basket choosing products listed in CPD catalogue
o CPD website calculates the total cost of this basket at each outlet selected (based on the info stored in CPD database)
The key points to validate are the capacity to
• Access to a retailer general website level to consult its offer and thus create / update the CPD product catalogue
o It would be important to avoid to get at each outlet website level to create CPD catalogue
• Pick up the product denomination and store it into a data warehouse, according the CPD product catalogue structure
• Daily scrap the product data (price, availability) from each outlet website and store it in CPD catalogue
• Process it into a virtual basket indicating the total cost at each outlet selected
o Selecting the product according the price criteria chosen by the consumer (volume or unit price)
The development (tools, language and coding) of the prototype must be managed in a way such as its scope can be enlarged (by adding products outlets or retailers) without changing the technology.
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15 freelance ont fait une offre moyenne de 1363 $ pour ce travail
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