I'm looking at building a multivendor platform; however, it's quite a bit different than a multivendor platform like Etsy. In short, I'm building something to allow my customers, to sell to their customers. My big requirements are:
My thought is that so much of what I'm doing is already solved by Shopify...the notion of Product, Orders, Customers, etc. However, I think I have enough custom business logic which will require me to build something custom.
My current thoughts are:
Is this crazy, or a good idea? The only thing which worries me a bit is managing hundreds of Shopify stores.
The other crazy idea I had was creating a *single* Shopify account, then making it multi-tenant by using "tags" or "vendors" in the Products. The danger there is cross-contamination of Products/Accounts, etc. due to bugs in my application code.
Hey @brianz I am running up against a similar problem. I was wondering if you ended up going down the path of multiple shopify accounts and what you have learned? I want to do something similar to you but I also need to have custom delivery dates, as well as some pretty custom product descriptions. Any advice?
This sounds really creative
But there are some restrictions shopify enforce to prevent the creation of marketplaces. Mini eBay's basically haha.
Take a peek at that and see if your app meets the requirements.