We need an auto site, for listing Items for sale by private persons or dealers
The site must be have:
- private person registration, dealer registration, password retrieval
- normal / advanced searching possibilities
- Mobile client for searching content, or booking a viewing.
- special 1st page listing for feature adverts.
- Sellers need to be able to pay (paypal/worldpay etc.)
- Customisable features for feature items displayed on home page.
- The mobile client will be accessible via. Smart Phones Windows Mobile, Pocket PC etc. (Maybe flash or java client).
- system to email sellers when time of ad is running out as ask if extension is required, then take payment and extend life.
- basic auction system > reserve, guide etc... (provide separate bolt in price).
- pictures must be able to be uploaded (3 to 5) and rescaled/sampled.
- all ads/posts to be given a unique six figure reference code.
Main features of the admin panel are as following:
- Admin can add/edit/delete listings
- Admin can add/edit/delete unlimited categories and subcategories
- Admin can add/edit/delete/approve dealers
- Mailing list manager - send emails, delete subscribers, message archive
- Banner manager - view/add/delete banners
- Manage the site settings - title, keywords, description, paypal (and other payment engine methods) email, contact email, company address, agreement, add/edit/delete different priorities and prices.
- Admin info - change username, password, name, email
- Separate settings for privates and dealers accounts (easy to change variables) for: time of ads life, number of posts allowed, etc.
- Basic reports would be useful - new posts, type and cost by day week month etc.
It is important for the system to be highly friendly and have customizable variables, as we need to translate it in more languages and also different product categories, suggest template system if required.
Your brief initial proposal should contain: Description of framework and technology advocated to make this site work well. Ideally looking for a single programmer and so not so expensive, that can help us in the future if any changes/addtions are required, rather then large (expensive) company.
A site with similar features but different product would be [url removed, login to view] - www.bestpropertydeals.net.
Im thinking that the main portal will be in flash or java (must work on Wintel and Mac!!!). But open to any suggestions
Interface design/logo's will all be provided in Fireworks/Photoshop.