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Best way to build a complex marketplace website/app

By Mlee81 ·
I'm new to Tech Republic and not a web developer by any stretch! I'm after some advice please, on the easiest way to build a marketplace site (e.g. Etsy, Ebay etc), but with a slight difference.

My business has brands and resellers. The site needs to function as follows:
-Brands have their own page.
-Resellers apply to sell their products (they can only sell one brand at a time).
-Resellers have their own shopfront, representing one brand for a set period (e.g. Angel Candles with Mary Jane).
-Goods are delivered to the reseller for distribution at the end of the sale period.
-All funds are held for the duration of the sale period.
-Funds are split as agreed (e.g. 70% to brand, 30% to reseller) when the reseller confirms delivery.
-We invoice the brand monthly for a small percentage of total sales.

I have been looking at ShareTribe etc, but I don't think they can accommodate the concept of resellers?

Has anyone come across anything that might work? Or can you suggest the best place to start (better to start with Wordpress org - or something like ShareTribe?)

Thanks very much in advance for any insight.

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