I have a client that want to build his website of Selling and buying opened for everyone who needs to sell or buy something.
This site is similar to ebay, but transaction/money of selling and buying is direct between the seller and buyer, ,the money doesnt go via the website.
The site only sell and expose importance stuff (from phones, cars, used or new TVs;.... buy rent villas)
the procedures is like that :
* Jack want to sell his car .
* He start by creating a profile (easy mode: name , address, email, phone number)
* He recieve a code by SMS on his phone, he should enter the code in the same page of profile to validate profile to confirm his identity (link his ID to a phone number).
* Email validation is also necessary.
* Now he can choose from a category of object like CARS , HOUSE , COMPUTERS, PHONES, ELECTRONICS. etc...
* Fill the obligatory fields (each category has its fields for a better look-up and sorting and searching)
* upload pics (the original pics should be automatically resized to 800x600 or 1280x800 from any its original sizes , then delete originals).
* Pics are limited to the product category (e.g : for cars is 8), then if Seller is a SuperSeller then pics allowed is 16.
*** etc... .... ... Post is complete.
* Now William (buyer) is browsing the site and he is searching or he click on the desired category or he choose from a combo for an immediate search, he should be able to sort by any field , narrow and refine the result by choosing between (eg: Year , color, price min max, state and region, etc..)
the site should get revenue from Ads of companies that wants to put their Ads on the main page , banner gif, side gif, or what ever.
Secondly the site should make revenue from :
Direct fixed fee, like 5%/item/month.
Percentage fee , like 1%/item selling price (note-A)
Monthly/Yearly subscription fee
User level should exist, USER, AGENT, RESELLER , SUPER DEALER., each may have his discount or different rates or advantages.
the site should make the revenue by getting money by Credit Cards (CC), paypal, Western Union, and buy selling Vouchers (scratch cards), the site should generate Vouchers also if needed, and GSM PAY Paying by sim phone credits)
Dashboard and alerts for everyone, user, admin seller.....
Alerts and Notification (by email, by sms (If paid account), by browser, by facebook , etc...)
Reporting and statistics for everyone.
That was the site's Ideas at a Glance!!.
The site should be NICE, Symmetrical and elegant.
NB: Many buy and sell website are there online take a look example of functionality at www.avendre.net. or ebay
unattractive designs are not welcome nor paid
80% of this site visitors are coming from an android phone, the site should be 100% mobile browser compatible, even when they take pictures to upload instantly to the site (camera directly to website)
Construction & fine tuning + 3 months of support = 4000$
A phone App is also required and billed apart this job
Note-A : the site should have some minimum price per category