I have a multi-seller directory architecture project (somewhat different from a multi-seller marketplace).
Wordpress offers several multi-seller marketplace plugins as well as directory themes compatible with certain plugins. Only, even using these tools, I felt limited by the constraints of these plugins which are rightly marketplace oriented more than directory.
To better explain my problem, below is the architecture of the site to which I wish to arrive:
A - The main and home page would be a simple directory listing the different traders by geographic area, the user then performs a search by geolocation to find the traders around him.
B - The user then chooses the merchant to arrive at his "private" shop. Private in the sense that I want each trader to benefit from a personal shop, so that:
- each merchant's store is an e-commerce site, with personalized product catalog, membership, customer basket, secure payment page (payment directly to the merchant), order and delivery management.
- the user cannot place the same order with different merchants (shopping basket specific to each merchant).
To get around the constraints of plugins and themes mentioned above, I imagined building this architecture for my directory using sub-domains for each selling store. The main area is therefore the home page (see A -).
I would like to offer vendor dashboard for each vendor and be able to have different admin access.
I would also like to integrate a membership page for sellers.
As you probably understood the way to create a new vendor shop needs to be the most easy and FAST as possible. The possibility of adding vendors must be unlimited.
Now that you have my point of view, i would like to know your architectural proposals in relation to the needs described, the time necessary for the completion of the project by you, the necessary budget. I am not web developer but have some basic knowledge, I therefore plan to use the services of a confirmed developer.
Thank you in advance for your answers and proposals.