I am web dev - but just started dealing with ecommerce. Looking for someone who good experience for objective advice. Can pay bounty. -
If you are person for lack of better words "knows their stuff" or has a good amount of experience using different solutions and want to take time to consult me. send me a message. Thanks.
Basic Question - what would be the best app solution for this shopping cart. What is your take on Shopify for this need? *It looks long - but it is only one product/content type.
Trying to figure out best solution. Really was looking to use a shopping cart host like Shopify - reasons.
1) I have worked with open source and there is a lot of up keep that I wanted to shy a way from. (security updates, version updates, DOS attacks, etc).
2) Generally they have a robust and intuitive GUI and Smooth experience.
Things I have come to realize on first dev site mock up. Shopify - 1.Doesn't look as cost effective as I thought and is basically featureless out of the box. 2.Developers are not coming out of the wood work or there busy. 3.Shopify - does not appear to be easy to develop bc simple features requested I have gotten expensive quotes back for. ie. product bundles.
Business info:<link removed>
Sells Sports instructions programs, clinics, and camps.
Overall products need
One Content Type or Product Type with the following features.
Product/Service Fields Name Description Start Date End Date Start Time End TIme Player info input fields (age, school, name) Parent info (name, email)
note: It is much like an event - (it currently uses event espresso plugin with wordpress) - but event apps tend to be overkill or do not fit the feature set needed for the products/services. ie. ticketing, seating, etc not needed. So thought could approach it using a traditional shopping cart - instead of an event app.
Other Features: 1. Product/Service Dynamic Expiration or Deletion 2. Product Bundles 3. Quantity Discounts 4. Integration with Constant Contact 5. Login Using Social Credentials (ie, google+, facebook, etc) 6. Recurring Event (Product/Service may be for example every Friday for 4 weeks) 7. Prorate or Dynamic Price Adjustment of recurring event/product/service. (ie. a 4 week program would decrease 10% every week until the program ends)
Other Desired but Not Required Logged in Users - Account information can be used to hasten future sign ups.
IE. User can use account information to populate player and parent information - rather than have to fill it out every time. (ie. there account page has player information fields or page. On sign up - cart gives the option to choose child on file to sign up for. )
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