*Please note: The link below is the demo page that the graphic designer created, so that I can follow the progress of the design work. I am including the link for you so that you can get a better sense of the programming requirements, as well as provide a more accurate price quote for completing the project. The final files for the site should be ready in a few days: Bling [url removed, login to view] - [url removed, login to view]
Overview: [url removed, login to view] is an e-commerce site offering a unique daily, luxury item for sale that will be featured on the main page. This will be a daily deal site just like [url removed, login to view], with a few differences. [url removed, login to view] will not have a video section, a blog or forum. The main, uniquely identifying feature will be a voting/rating system that will allow users to rate the featured item on the main page. This feature will then allow me to get a better sense of what type of products my customers would like to see more of. The featured item, as well as the price, will be featured on the main page, as soon as the page loads. However, in order to place a purchase, a customer will have to create an account, or if an account already exists for that customer, to log in with a valid username and password. Once logged in, a customer will be able to place an order for the featured item on the main page, while it is still in stock. The front end of the site, or the portion that is accessible to the customer, are standard e-commerce pages, which include the shopping cart, checkout, order verification pages etc. These pages have all been designed and sliced already.
Specifications Daily Deal: The first, and most important piece of programming on the site should be a PHP script that will automatically update the new item for 24 hours. The start time for when the countdown timer on the main page begins should be fully customizable. While the default should be a 24 hour countdown, I would also like to retain the option of featuring for longer. This PHP script, although a default setting on the site, should be fully customizable by me. What this means is that on certain days, if Id like to run a special promotion on the site, and extend the current featured deal, I can specify the time and date that the new item will be go up, instead of the default time. There will be a limited quantity offered for sale. Once the item sells out, the Buy It button will automatically replaced by a Sold Out button. Example: Sunday, Im scheduled to sell a Movado mens wristwatch, Monday, Im scheduled to sell a women's silver pendant and Tuesday Id like to sell a pair of mens cufflinks. The default is that the new item will appear on the main page at the pre-set time and date. This will be followed by the pre-set time and date for all the proceeding items. However, if I decide that Id like to feature the watch for an extra day, so I can customize the setting in such a way that the mens cufflinks, instead of being featured on Tuesday, will automatically be featured on Wednesday instead. Or if I want to run 10 items in one day one after the other I would be able to control those settings.
Shipping: The shipping feature is pretty straight forward. It will be a fixed amount that will be pre-set when I create the featured item. The shipping charge for the purchase will be displayed right below the price for the featured item. Both the price and shipping fee will be visible to the public - no logging in necessary to view price or shipping fee. Shopping Cart: When I prepare an item that will be featured on the site, I can also specify the maximum number of units that is available for a customer to purchase. In some cases, a customer can purchase as many as hed like. In other instances, where supplies are limited, a customer can only purchase a pre-defined amount. What I would like is the drop down menu in the shopping cart page to reflect the pre-defined amount that is available for sale.