I have no idea what this project should cost, so please bid accordingly.
I am looking for a programming guru or genius who is confident in their abilities to implement the backend code for my eCommerce site. I am currently having the front-end designed with basic HTML and I will look to this special person for guidance in relation to site functionality.
I am not sure what programs should be used to accomplish what I need and ask that you be honest about your assessment.
Below I will provide as much information as I can to give you an idea of what I want to see on the site.
Here it goes:
It is important that the designer knows how to code the site for proper SEO. Please no vertical hierarchy and the product pages should be cross-linked. I would also like the product pages designed in a graphic image/text link combination. An example of this can be seen on Land's End ([url removed, login to view]). In addition, I would like up-sell links included that show customers related products.
I will be using a 3rd party hosting service, and it’s crucial that I be able to easily add, delete, or modify pictures and text for my product catalog without the extensive use of HTML. I will be offering standard Paypal and another payment system similar to Paypal Pro and my shopping cart needs to have the necessary features and attributes for customization.
I would also like to have a Blog and newsletter included within the site.
I ask that you please be fair with your quotes as there will be more work in the future for the right designer.
I forgot to mention that I think I will need a shipping tool.
I also forgot to mention that I do not want to use osCommerce.
I may be interested in using Magento. Please let me know if you are highly knowledgeable with this program. Please be honest about the skills that you can provide. Also, I will ask the winning provider to provide me with links to sites that they have programmed. Please don't bid if you don't want to provide samples of your work.