Service to Product
I recommend starting with a platform you can use for free. The last thing you want to do is get sucked into paying costly software fees when you haven’t proved your business model. It may not be ideal since there are more manual steps, but it will do the job. As your business grows, you’ll understand exactly what kind of system you need to operate more efficiently and profitably.
Just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should
Eventually, you will need to make your business more competitive and profitable. This means you will need custom software to scale your business. You don’t want to hire too quickly, and it’s better to work with a full-service provider who won’t give you HR, payroll headaches. At the same time, you want to work with a team you trust and will support you at each milestone.