Is this project a good fit for Shopify? This post is outdated
Please bear with me, I'm completely new to this stuff.
I'd like to build a prototype for a project I'll describe below, and I'm trying to determine if Shopify is the easiest way for me to do it. My background is in backend/ML, I have almost no front-end experience. I was previously trying to use SquareSpace but it wasn't flexible enough for this.
I am trying to prototype a multi-vendor platform similar to Kickstarter, where each vendor can run multiple crowdfunding campaigns at any given time. At a minimum, I need the platform to host multiple vendors, and each one needs to run their own 'store' where they create and monitor crowdfunding campaigns. For the prototype I only need about this to scale to about 10 vendors, each running about 5 campaigns at once, each campaign lasting ~ 2 weeks, and each campaign receiving maybe 25-50 contributions. The vendors' "stores" need to live on the same domain, and there should be a light browse/search functionality across stores.
Additional features I want to add include:
Ability for customers (not vendors) to propose campaigns to vendors
Ability for customers to vote on campaigns (not just give $)
Ability for customers to leave messages on the wall of a campaign
Does this sound like a Shopify project? Would it be difficult?