We need to complete an online marketplace based on Megento & TecDoc which has already been started (last developer had serious accident). We need our vendors (which will be subscribed independent autoparts retailers across the country) to list their goods with the information retreived via an api provided by Tecdoc (Here is a link to the TecDoc documentation [url removed, login to view]). Many vendors can sell the same part. So the part is listed usually only once.
Customers will search our website (see reference website below) by selecting their vehicle from dropdowns or by entering their Vehicle number plate (VRM) [We already have this feature working]. The returned vehicle details will match a valid vehicle type. All products on the Magento site (which should already been listed by vendors) will then be filtered to match the details of the vehicle into all various categories that has been searched for by the end user (customer). In others words the parts have been identified to fit the selected vehicle entered. TecDoc does the heavey lifting here and helps identify the Vehicles which specific parts match.
The Tecdoc Api by default shows ALL the compatiable parts for that vehicle from choosen brands (Bosch, Apec, Sachs, Delphi etc) but I only want to show the parts that have been already listed by our Vendors. In other words if the Tecdoc api returns 1000 products and our vendors have only listed 50. I want to show only 50.
The TecDoc Api returns the parts details including the spec of each part, the vehicles it fits and the product image. TecDoc is very expensive to use and is based on bandwidth tiers. The monthly bandwidth must be kept to a minimum if possible.
Vendors (list what happens when a vendor lists a part) The categories that Tecdoc uses to allocate parts would not be what I would describe as being user friendly so we need some way of setting up our own categories and mapping across anything from their categories setup to our layout automatically so when a Vendor lists a new product it shows in the correct place on our website.
We will also be using a Magento Marketplace extension by Webkul for the vendors.
Please do not submit a low quote and then ask for me to resend a spec for a requote to read for the 1st time. Candidates must have excellent written and spoken English skills. I also need this project completed within 12 weeks and need regular brief updates every few days to let me know what tasks are currently being worked on. Ideally if the candidate or team was based in Western europe / North / South America these hours suit me better for communication reasons in the my GMT evening time.
To get the idea of the type of website we need visit [url removed, login to view] except ours is a marketplace. I have only needs but this is just a brief outline.
I have a number of conditions that the awarded developer/company to agree to?
1. Sign a NDA
2. You are not to undertake any new TecDoc Magento projects in the UK or Ireland.
3. Project has to be completed and be fit for purpose otherwise I am to be refunded in Full. (Project funds can be held by an escrow agent until each of the milestones is completed)
4. Development Work is to be done on my Server.
5. I must be given progress updates every few days.