Typically “from scratch” means to write the code from scratch. It could also mean to build it in a way that is customizable and not from a template, As a web developer, my go-to is UltimateWB. It has a built-in e-commerce app that you can use and customize. It is very secure and is easy to update. Plus, unlike Shopify and other hosted solutions, UltimateWB is downloadable software which gives you web hosting choice, and does not take a cut in your sales.
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