This is actually a very easy site. The products are all the same wood. There are a couple variables - Species of wood - Dimension of wood - Length and of course quantity. We want to utilise our inventory system, as many builders need product ASAP so we will keep our inventory updated automatically. Prior to selecting, the shopper will see online current inventory of a specific item. As item length is one criteria, we will want to suggest longer length if we have those in stock and do not have enough stock of the shorter lengths the shopper is requesting. ex. Shopper requests 20x 8 foot long 2inch x 6inch boards. We have only 13x 8 foot long, but have another 90x of 9 foot boards 2inch x 6inch. So the shopper is asked if he wishes to order 13x 8ft and 7x 9ft or if he wishes to back order 7x 8ft or change quantity to 13x.
The website will generate an order after client payment and the order will go an email at the warehouse for processing. Once the order is at the warehouse, and the shipping person books shipping, we will need a small interface to email back the shipping information and a standard receipt to the shopper.
Site should be long page and very graphical. I have numerous photos for content and we will provide icons for the different size of materials. We will need a clever system to parametrically get to the size, species, length etc of the material. Not sure exactly on this but have some ideas.