We are looking for a web developer for the development of an e-commerce website for a service my business partner and I are launching in Canada.
I guess you are familiar with how a Public Library works. First you need to register to be a member of the library, then once you’re a member you get access to a catalog of books and can select & borrow a certain number of books for a certain number of days (which depends on the library, for the sake of the example let’s say 7 books for 1 month). Once you return the 7 books at the end of the 1 month period, you can repeat the process and borrow another 7 books for another 1 months and so on and so forth.
Without going too much into details, the service we want to launch is very similar to a public library, except that it’s not for books but for another physical product.
At a very high level, here are the main features that we need for our website:
Purchase a membership (recurring monthly billing)
Access to a catalogue of products (don’t need to be a member to access it)
Place an order to borrow X items every month (customers are allowed 1 delivery/pick up between 2 payments)
Choose a delivery/pick up address
Option to keep an order or part of it over several months
Option to buy/use a gift card
Option to reserve 1 product for the next order - not necessary for launch
At the moment, we are envisioning building this website on Shopify (with some features that will need to be custom built) but we are open to suggestions if you believe another e-commerce platform would be a better fit for our business.
We want to start the development ASAP and are looking for a developer who could build the first version of our website (MVP) but also who could help build additional features to the website in the next few months following the launch of our service.