Complete newbie question

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Hello All,

New to shopify and not sure yet if it's going to be the correct platform for the site we're about to build. Basically it's an online directory for a specific niche where customers will be ordering from suppliers located near where they live. The search facility will not just be postcode/location based, we want people to be able to filter by lots of other perameters as well so just wondering if anyone knows of a theme right out of the box that could provide this?

If that's not available, the next question is how easy is it to customize themes and is there a decent market out there for people who provide that service? 

Thanks a lot in advance for any information.