OSCommerce Site Required... Plus Ongoing Development

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Experience Level: Intermediate
We are an e-commerce company based in the North of England which is the clear leader in its market.

We are seeking a company/individual to help us to develop the e-commerce business further.

Our current website is built using a substantially modified OSCommerce platform.

We are not looking to change this platform at this stage but to develop it.

Our key requirements are as follows:

We are looking to develop a wholesale e-commerce website to run alongside our existing retail site. This wholesale site will offer a selection (not all) of the products sold on the retail site (which has approx 700 products). We want to minimise additional work in the office so the wholesale site will need to link to the existing OSCommerce MySQL database to pull product information. It will also need to communicate with our in-house stock management system, which is again held in MySQL. We will need recommendations as to the the company to use for hosting for the new wholesale site... and for the successful candidate/company to handle the whole process from the beginning to going live and beyond.

Secondly, we are looking for the company/individual to handle the enhancement/development of the existing retail site. This currently works very well but we have many ideas for additions which we are unable to implement ourselves (we have a basic in-house knowledge of PHP but this does not extend beyond minor tweaks on the site currently). We have worked in the very short term with companies in India and Eastern Europe but, since we are wary about giving them full access from day 1, we have them work on clone sites and that means that we have the responsibility to implement the changes ourselves (and our strength is selling online and not programming). So we need someone to either programme and implement the changes for us... or co-ordinate the programmers elsewhere and make the changes happen. In an ideal World we'd like to be in the position to say \"Can you add the facility to do XYZ\" and for it to be programmed, checked, implemented (and checked again!)

Ideally we are looking to work with someone long term. The creation of the wholesale site will be the first stage (it does not need to be highly customised... just functional and efficient) and the test to see if we can work together long term.

One last thing, the person that we will liaise with must have excellent English.

If you have any questions please just ask. Please though, do not just send in standard responses to this posting. If it doesn't look, from your response, like you have read this then we won't consider your application...

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