I just decided I am going to build an eCommerce website/marketplace that sells an online service to consumers. I am in the very early stages of this business.
I googled such and found many options, but I cannot find an easy answer to what is the best option to fulfill all my requirements. I am looking for advice from someone that knows all the options well enough to match my requirements with the most cost effective solution that meets all my needs. Some of the options might be: Joomla and plugins, Wordpress and plugins, Magneto and plugins, ShareTribe, Shopify, custom developed solutions, etc.
My requirements (as of now) are:
* the website will sell 1 type of niche service (let us say one niche topic consulting).
* Consultants will sign up and fill out their profile, meet certain criteria, be approved by management, then choose their hourly rate, different hourly packages, bulk discount of purchasing a bundle of hours, etc.
* Consumers will use a questionnaire / filtering...