Before Bulk Books, we used other pre-built e-commerce solutions with steep pricing schemes, but we were never able to get the tailor-fit of use for our customers. We then switched to using Spree for our e-commerce base solution and built Bulk Books on top of that. There were a lot of customizations though, but it was challenging and rewarding at the same time. To date, Bulkbooks hosts over 2 million active titles.
At pre-launch, I worked with a team of 3, where we had a dedicated UI person handling the styling and template developmennt. The search function, a lot of backend scripts and scheduled tasks were architectured by myself.