A search for 'multi vendor marketplace' yields a ton of results but it's hard to evaluate to land on the best one for my needs. We are a Southern African ecommerce company looking to open a 'Etsy' type marketplace for local vendors to sell physical goods. My primary track is to purchase a framework of this type, put it on our server and have our in-house development team modify and customize it to our specs, some of which are:
- Currency must be our local curreny
- we must be able to integrate with the payment gateway of our choice
- We must be able to modify the check out process to be able to take cash in exhange for handing over the physical item at our cash-points.
We are looking at Yo!Kart but the fact that they don't have an official API was a red flag, and they seem eager to 'help' customize it for a fee. I would prefer something that we buy, get full access to modify, take ownership of, and that has a good solid API already. Then if that is not enough, THEN we can start modifying the source code. Functionality wise I like Etsy's model were store owners can brand their own stores and it's quite easy to reach individual stores but you can shop simultaniously from different stores. You can also contact each store easily.
I hope somebody can give some good recommendations that fit these criteria. I was unsure if I should post this in 'Web Applications' or here, sorry if it's the wrong place.