I'm looking to start an online store selling merch (mostly t shirts) and other gear for a niche community.
I'd like to blog a bit on it, have space for ads, a list of all 50 states that I can put sub links into to list the niche location and website in each state.
And I'd also like to allow people to be part of the community by registering with usernames and being able to discuss things on a forum.
Curious if there are any website building platforms that might fit these needs? I want to try and prove it out first before I go and spend $80 a month on shopify.
Thanks for your time and i apologies in advance if this is a badly written newb question.