Our project is basically a website that was already developed but we need to add few new features to it. The website works as a business directory that allows to business owners to create an account and in that account they enter all the business info such as the business name , address ,phone number , some description about the business and business category and also the business owners can place up to 10 discounts (coupons) to be printed by their customers.
On the other hand , the customers can go to the website and search for businesses by business name , city , zip code or category. The customers also can find the coupons that were placed by business owners and print them.
All what was described above was already developed and just describes what the website is doing.
The new features that we need to add to the website are:
(1) Add payment gateway that allows to business owner to pay for the website membership. It should work in a way that when the business owner sign in , he enters his credit card info , but the website will offer one or two months free of charge , so his credit card should be charged after 30 or 60 days from the sign in date. (We will determine if 30 or 60 days when we get close to that point). Paypal is not an option for the gateway. The payment gateway should be completely secured.
We need to have two plans of payment
• First plan is cheaper such as $20 that will be charged to business owner’s credit card every month automatically (Recurring payment of $20 every month). This plan will allow to business owner to only send the coupons through an email to his customers
• Second plan is more expensive such as $35 that will be charged to business owner’s credit card every month automatically (Recurring payment of $35 every month). This plan will allow to business owner to send the coupons through the email to his customers and also send the coupons through the text messages. In this plan ,The business owner should send maximum 1000 text messages per month. So , the website should keep track and count how many text messages did each business owner send and does not allow to send more than 1000 messages per [login to view URL] maximum number of text messages will be determined as we get to that point. So , 1000 messages is just an example.
(2) The website should allow to the business owner to send the coupons that he saved in his account to customers emails and also to send the coupons as a text message to his customers cell phones (Either or). Customers should be able to select if they like to get the coupon through an email or through SMS and once they select the way of communication , they should enter either their email address or phone number based on their selection. Customers emails and phone numbers should be hidden from the business owners and they should not be able to see them or access them for customer’s privacy. Customers who were already registered and receive the coupons , should be able to request to unsubscribe at any point
(3) We need to enhance the look and feel (The graphic design) of the website and replace the tables with more professional look
(4) we need to change the number of coupons from 10 coupons (already exist) to 3 coupons only per business.
(6) When the business owner register his business , the website should send an email to the website admin notify him that there is a business was registered which include the business info.
(7) We need to replace the coupon itself from the current look and feel which is plain text to be an image. The image should have the business name. We can have one image used but it has the business name.
(8) We need to be able to upload one document to the website and the business owners be able to download this same document. This document will be simply a sheet that has the website name repeated many times in a table so that business owners can print it and cut the names so that they can deliver the website name to their walk in customers.
The website is coded in PHP , HTML , CSS and has MySQL database.
The website URL will be given to freelancer's by staff.
Our budget is maximum $400.
We are looking for long business relationship. Once the work is done and we like it , we will keep hiring you for all our work in this website and also in other projects.
We are open to any new ideas make the website get better results and traffic.