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?