Hello, long time lurker here, thought I'd start actually getting involved in some things.
I've got an idea, a target niche, a few validation/sales/marketing things just about ready and while I'm not committing to any solid product development yet, I've been looking around at possible alternatives to having a bespoke product made.
There are a few saas based platforms that i could whitelabel and it would get me maybe 70-80% of the way there as far as functionality is concerned.
The buying and branding cost, on the surface, is a far better prospect than building from scratch; it'd be quicker, cheaper and much less hassle in the short to mid term.
The problem is, i think some of the more unique (and potentially profitable) functionality can't be viably achieved using the bought platform as a base, meaning a potentially significant hit later down the line to migrate/build.
Anybody faced any similar decisions before? how did it work out for you ?