Its been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
This project isn't about inventing a new approach to e-business its about using a proven approach and doing so quickly and with great precision.
Create an ecommerce website for selling? great? ski & boarding? stuff? cheap one item at a? time until? its gone. See [[url removed, login to view]] and [[url removed, login to view]] for what we are after.
Prefer that the site is built on someones existing platform (already looked at Yahoo! and that won't work) or using open source (good info here? <[url removed, login to view]>? ).
The "deal" is king so the design must be clean with a UI that is optimized for creating excitement and most importantly converting browsers into buyers. (Again, no need to invent anything here as both woot and steepandcheap have done a great job over the years figuring this out)
Absolutey must keep the initial development $$$ in the $3K range with another $2K available for improvements post launch. (If you think this has got to cost more don't hesitate to respond as you may be right)
Site must "soft" launch on or about 11/10 and be fully tested in order to rock and roll on 11/21... these dates CAN NOT slip.
The company behind this effort is a well known 40 year old New England ski and boarding retail powerhouse.
This site will be managed by a third generation family member on the ski side and an industry respected shop manager on the board side.
Project is approved, money is in the bank to build the site, and deals for product inventory are being signed.
All serious responses will be reviewed and responded to quickly and honestly.
LETS GET THIS DONE!