Hey r/ecommerce

I’m at the moment unemployed and I need to create an internet online affiliate marketing web site. Please **don’t take into account the feasibility of this concept.** I simply need to be taught what instruments I can use to attain this, ideally a CMS.

It’s a bit arduous to elucidate what I would like, so I made a mockup. Please examine it: [https://i.imgur.com/viNBr25.png](https://i.imgur.com/viNBr25.png)

# What I need to construct?

* A web site the place customers can seek for a broad vary of things (e.g. instruments, magnificence merchandise, books).
* Completely different search bins for these broad classes. (Search field no.1 solely exhibits outcomes for instruments, and search field no. 2 solely exhibits outcomes for magnificence merchandise.)
* Search outcomes (and class pages) filterable (faceted search?) by worth, model, coloration and so forth.
* I need to create classes and subcategories in these broad subjects. (Instruments: [power tools]: {saws, drills…} [hand tools]: {wrenches, pliers…} and so forth.)
* Classes could be “Subscribed” in order that admin can ship customers emails (or messages) primarily based on their subscription.
* Listed objects in search outcomes and class pages are in checklist view (as proven within the pic connected)
* Listed objects don’t have a “purchase” button however they’ve “extra information” and “go to product” buttons.
* Listed objects have “save for later”/ “add to checklist” / ♡ coronary heart button that customers can use. Additionally scores.
* “Extra information” takes the consumer to an merchandise web page the place they’ll see detailed information..
* The merchandise web page has a feedback part and “save for later” button.
* “Go to product” button takes the consumer to the affiliated web page. (e.g. Amazon product web page)
* Customers can login with Google, Fb, Twitter accounts in addition to with an e-mail tackle.
* Customers have profile pages the place different customers can see their; “preferred objects” (objects that they “saved for later” ♥), feedback and scores, and subscribed classes.
* Customers can add their bio, twitter, fb profiles and profile pics.
* The web site has a weblog (ideally in the identical area, not in a subdomain).
* Homepage has classes, weblog posts and featured merchandise.

Further options that may be good:

* Customers can create lists (e.g. Andy’s Energy Instruments Listing) and add objects to that checklist.

Technical facets I’ll take into account later:

* Gadgets could be added with API
* Gadgets could be added by scraping
* Knowledge from API could be edited to merge classes and so forth.

# What I used to be contemplating?

To start with, I’m a bit noob; I’ve expertise with wordpress and a little bit of css however nothing else. So I desire one thing pre-built like Woocommerce. But when it isn’t doable with pre-built issues I’ll take into account paying to make one thing like this. (Although I’m a bit poor.)

I checked out totally different WordPress plugins like FacetWP and WP Gridbuilder. WP Gridbuilder comes shut however I don’t suppose it’s fairly what I would like. (I didn’t have an opportunity to attempt these)

I checked Woocommerce, Drupal Commerce, Prestashop. Clearly, out of the field they don’t come near this and I don’t know if I can construct one thing like this with them.

Then I checked [Sylius](https://sylius.com/), it seems customizable as hell however I don’t have the abilities to do it. And I don’t know the way a lot it might price to make one thing like this.

Later, I discovered bootstrap e-commerce themes, like [this one](http://bootstrap-ecommerce.com/) however unsure if it’s the proper strategy to go.

So, I’m a bit misplaced.

**I’m asking you for assist to information me in the suitable route.**

What instruments ought to I take advantage of? Or ought to I’ve it made by an expert? How a lot would it not price?

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