I am in need of a very functional, clean, professional classifieds website built. I really want this website to be top notch, so prior experience with online classifieds sites and SEO is a requirement.
I want it to be modeled similar to eBay. It will be a very clean website. To get an idea of the quality and feel I would like on my website, you can honestly compare it to [url removed, login to view] and ebay - very new looking, clean cut and fresh - a nice user experience with a "Web 2.0" look and feel. I am not sure of all the skills required for the job, but I want this to be very nice.
Some main aspects of my website:
-free ads @ beginning, with option to buy featured ad for front page/featured ads page. Eventually be able to pay per listing/membership (but not effective at beginning - so listings can be free indefinitely to increase initial traffic)
-My home page will have a spot for featured listings, new listings, as well as advertising spots.
-Users will be able to sort by: location of item, price range of item, category of item, etc.
-Feedback rating system
-Inbox for each user within the website
-Alerts to users when specific ads are posted, powered by keywords for users
-Users must be able to trade their listed items, as well as buy and sell them.
-Email notifications to users
-listings posted with pictures next to each item, revealing the title and relevant information
-can filter, advanced search, sort listings from top to bottom by choice of:categories, price, location, miles. Must be able to view all listings within x miles of the user
-Like us on Twitter/Facebook button
-It must have an admin site or equivalent where i can control the entire website: billing and changing/deleting ads easily, etc.
-Security is a must
I am seeking a designer who lives in the United States and speaks English fluently. Must be able to speak on the phone. I am also open to further suggestions from the winning designer.
If you feel you are very qualified and can handle the job with all requirements, please put in an Appropriate bid and send me some of your previous work.