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1:06 pm on Jan 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Here is my problem, I have been approached for some website work and I am looking to outsource the design and having a little struggle as my main area is SEO marketing etc.

Any way, I am ok with the above packages but not that great,

Here is the outline from the potential client.

He works within the Aerospace industry and purchases and supplies parts to fitters etc, as the industry has minimum quantity orders he has surplus stock that he wants to promote as individual items on the Internet making it easier for people who only need 1 part
rather than 10 for example, that was the simple part.

However there are many suppliers with stock just sitting there too, he would like to be able to be a middleman for parts, other suppliers sign up/in and upload there parts which are then listed to his viewers. People who search and wish to purchase have to go through the website. I can only compare to carpartsfiinder or websites of this nature.

Quick one line how it would work. supplier requests membershop, supplier upload parts or lists, customer searches, customer submits a quote request, middleman contacts suppliers who give their prices and then he adds a fee. customer buys, every one is happy.

I am unsure if this is something that maybe achievable with these packages or would this be some thing pure bespoke written?
4:04 pm on Jan 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are you sure you want to use CMS? I mean why?

I belive creating a simple easily manageable script will come out to be cheaper for you, rather then rebuilding a CMS with functions that usually aren't built into it.

However if you want to go ahead with this - there are some themes with some features you mentioned already available there, and you can try to buy or order customized version of them.
Anyways, in such cases I'm all for a custom script.
4:57 pm on Jan 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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thank you, can you advise any manageable scripts that will do the above. CMS was just a thought and need advice or pointing in the right direction.
5:17 pm on Jan 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I think Mushak meant that something custom might make more sense.

I think you're looking for a "marketplace" script - something that would run sort of like the Amazon marketplace - multiple sellers, on one site.

Drupal + Ubercart + Marketplace module has these, but like Mushak said, it doesn't sound like you want all the other CMS stuff so that would just be overhead.

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