Before deciding what platform will work best for you I recommend drawing up a list of requirements and see which system best fist your needs.
Can't agree more!
When I was evaluating an eCommerce platform for building out My Website, I spent a few hours knocking up a one-page requirements doc. It helped me identify which business outcomes were mandatory and which were optional. This really helped narrow down the field.
For example, I split my requirements into four stakeholder groups = photographers, customers, payment/receipts and reporting. Under each stakeholder, I had a business requirement, e.g. photographer must be able to sign up. Photographer must be able to upload images etc...
The non-mandatory requirements (like some of the backend reporting) I was happy not to have on Day 1 of launch and so I had tactical solutions in place (like a SQL query instead of a pretty webpage report). I just paid for the features that were mandatory for the basic operation of the business (as I had defined).
Over the years, the platform has been updated and ripped apart+rebuilt but I still use the same approach. So much cheaper paying for what you need for the immediate phase of rollout that you find yourself in now.
Hope that helps. Good luck!
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