I think both options are viable. I went with building my own because:
- I should be able to reuse my code in the future for spinning up similar stores easily.
- Not stuck with a service. As scalable as shopify is, at some point you end up wishing you could customize more.
- Shopify costs, as do most of the good recurring plugins.
- I wanted to see if I could.
- I’m can write code. 😊
What do you think? Have you built a Shopify/ecommerce store before?