How do I ask for help and where do I look for intelligent, experienced help in creating a user-controlled website for a wholesale company based in NYC? Any ideas about the ballpark cost to create a wholesale company website?
This is an example
of the type of website that needs to be created, although this is, in my opinion, a really badly designed site. It's a basic idea.
Back story: I am going for a job interview this week for a wholesale jewelry company that would like to set up a website for their company with ecommerce.
For the last 11 years I have been writing the web content for another wholesale jewelry company's website. That website was set up by a person working at the company. I only wrote the content, the descriptions of the jewelry, and had nothing to do with managing or creating the website.
This potential new employer, also well established wholesale jewelry business in Little Korea, NYC, where I will go for the interview, does not have a website yet and they want one. They are in the dark about how to set one up. The person who recommended me for the job said I could help this company set up the website and that the best way was not to put all the control of website into the hands of a website creator at a distance but to buy a ready made package and set it up on their own, meaning getting me to set it up. The thing is I have no experience setting up a website and will need to say that in my job interview.
What I would like to do is offer this potential employer a practical solution and ask them to pay for a professional to help them set up a website, that they can control on their own and that I can add written content to for each item.
This wholesale site would need a lot of images, thousands, in different categories that would be added over time and changed as the items/fashion changed. It would need a database for customers, return policy, faxable order form. I can, privately, show a potential creator what the website needs to look like.
To put up an ad to find a website creator I do not know how to frame the question intelligently nor where to post an ad that would attract an ethical, experienced person, who knows how to do a good job in NYC. Likely this person will need to be able to create a logo for the company too, not sure about that though. Would an ad ask for a web designer? A web developer?
Not least, I do not know the ballpark cost of a wholesale jewelry website creation.
Please can you help me frame an intelligent ad, give me an idea of where I could post this ad where it would likely find an experienced website creator?
Thanks so much in advance.