I am looking to build a small courier business utilizing truly independant couriers. The site will be web-based and jobs will be initiated mainly through the internet.
The features should allow a customer to place an order (i.e. need a parcel to be collected and delivered same day Next Day or immediate). The customer will type in all necessary shipping and billing information so that we will send our dispatcher. After the customer submits the information he will be able print up a shipping label, get a tracking number and que the job where I (the courier) will confirm the job via a computer,email,wireless device such as a blackberry, the Q, or other small mobile devices.
The script should allow Admin to add rates and prices and according to zones,independent couriers, save customer information so they don't have to type in info each time they access. Do monthly invoicing. Allow Customers to track their shipments and monthly bill. Add feature for payment via paypal, cash, credit card or other method.
Not Sure on Programming options and database options as I don't know what they mean, but prgrammers free to make recommendations for an application such as this.
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