I'm going to create a marketplace where people can sell digital stuff only. Basically there are only 2 kind of products plus a market for freelancer-services.
The only shop system I've ever worked with is Magento, so I'll use it as my example. When I'd realize this with Magento, I'd have tons of functionality I don't need: E.g. attributes, cms, stock management etc. then I'd have to create 2 plugins, one for the "Marketplace" thing, so that you can register and then add a product and set a price etc. and one for the freelancer-service market where you can review the freelancer etc.
In the end, my needs differ a lot from what Magento is though for. Maybe you know a software which is designed for marketplaces?
What would you do? Create plugins for Magento CE, or create the application from scratch? My though are: If I modify Magento CE or any other software, I'd have to get into it again (which takes quite some time) and I know that the little plugin I did years ago wasn't really fun.
This post has been edited by xotix: 23 June 2014 - 08:17 AM