Hello, I'm trying to get a quote on an osCommerce customization.
I like to make it look like the website of best buy ([url removed, login to view]) and being able to let users log on and after that being able to see prices, otherwise it would be like an online catalog, only registered users should be able to view prices and ask for a product or quote.
One of the main challenges is that this customers has a point-of-sale application based on MS-DOS and it's quite dificult for me to offer any automation of inventory through this website, since the application will be hosted at my server and the POS applicatin resides in a server inside its facilities. One point would be to make a tool inside osCommerce that allows for importing od DBF files or CSV format files into osCommerce, (he carries about 900 products in stock and around 2000 product catalog) and thus being able to update the prices and specifications of the products. Since it's a retail brick and mortar business it's quite hard to tie both ventures into one, so I guees our best bet is to import the files from the DOS based application and have a delay of about 24 hours.
The prospect wants to have as much control over the inventory, I mean since its DOS application manages and controls inventory he wants to have no discrepancies between the web aplication and its P.O.S. application, or as little as possible so as not to sell something he doesn't have in stock.
Other than that (which I think is the most difficult part of the project) everything just have to look like best buy's website.
I want to customize an installation os osCommerce for this site:
I paid another freelancer to do some work in this installation:
But in the end after weeks of development I got stuck with this design and very disappointed since it looks unprofessional and unfinished, what I want is an osCommerce that resembles the site of www.bestbuy.com something like it, not necessarily an exact copy, but mainly the layout and functionality, since osCommerce already does a good work of displaying items, adding recommendations and the sort, I think I just need the following points:
- Color customization using some of the elements in www.beltronica.com.mx but keeping in mind we want to have a site that looks like www.bestbuy.com so maybe the logo of Beltronica, some images of car stereos, blenders and more eletronic devices would be appropriate since this is an Electronics Store.
- I want to display prices only to logged customers. If the customer is not logged-in then it will only display the product and it's features but he has to send an email to request a quote.
- The store will not charge or sell anything. This is a wholesale electronics store and they want to have its product catalog online so their customers can see pictures and features of products and add items to cart and then send the order to get a quote based on quantity. In the mid-future (2-3 years) we want to start charging for the products online, but as of now, we just want to enable customers to add products to the shopping cart and one of two things can happen: One, that they have login access and see prices, thus they send an order which in turn will be confirmed by the Store via FAX or Phone or, Two, they do not have client access and thus need to send the order without prices to get a quote.
Since osCommerce allows to autosign-up I want to ask you about this part. If the administrator can be the only one adding new client accounts, or if the customers auto-signs if before being granted acess we can authorize it.
Anyway, I think I have explained as best as I can the needs I have. I hope you can send me a quote and time-frame for this project since the lost time with the previous company just created an urgent need. Thank you for your time and service.
9 freelance ont fait une offre moyenne de 267 $ pour ce travail
Dear sir, we can do this but you will have to increase your budget for this,pls let us know if there is any scope of increase in the budget?thanx
We can definetely help you on this project. However, the budget allocated versus the type of project is not relevant. We advice you to reconsider the budget and contact us