I am building a marketplace, and I ideally want to have multiple country stores (4 actually, them being: US, Uk/EU, Australia, and Rest of World), but I need them all to feed from the parent store. I would like a customer to log in to the main domain (.com) then for them to re-directed to the most relevant store for where they are shopping. (i.e. from the 4 above). or they could chose which country you're shopping from like many websites have these days.
Also its important to note, I am using a drop-ship integration partner (jetti) to link the marketplace to all my brands stores thorugh API's etc. some of these stores only ship to certain countries so i would only display them on certain stores (i.e. USA and Australia for example - as they dont ship UK/EU or anywhere else) - so each store would be slightly different with what is stocked on them (but 90-95% the same). it'd just be different currency, and have different language offered.
Also important to note, each country store would have a different shipping deal available on them - i.e. free shipping and return domestically, or a flat fee internationally etc. BUT the brands that are considered domestic and international would change in each store depending on where each brands ships from. i.e. if you were a US cusomter, a US brand would be free to to deliver, but an internstionalbrand would be a flat fee - and vice versa.
I don't want to buy a Shopify Plus $2k+ a month option ideally (as i dont need all the functionlity on those plans - and its far too expensive to be viable for me at this point) - is there another effective yet far cheaper way for me to go about it? it may be the best option to happy to hear this, but i feel there must be another solution for me.
It has also been suggested to me that I actually would need to create 4 different websites, hence i would need to buy 4x shopify plans, and 4x each app so each store is the same etc. this sounds crazy, as the costs would blow out even more than a shopify plus plan.
i feel like there is better option than both the above. I would love if someone could steer me in the right direction of how to set this up properly? or please feel free to make suggestions of improve my current thoughts.