at our company we are planning to upgrade our old web store build on Magento Community Edition with new one that has more features, new design, etc. To extend Magento functionality we're planning to integrate it with Wordpress also: to implement corporate blog, product portfolio and recipes where our (superfood) products are used.
My question is: is it possible to replace Magento CE webstore with a solution for the E-Commerce site that is presented in this book, because that would be my wish and challange as a programmer/developers as I'm little bit frustrated with adapting complicated Magento to our needs?
My point is if we could manage to build a site from the scratch it would be more easly understandable, managed and upgraded with new features, etc. than a complex Magento site where you're senteced to browsing forums searching for solution when you encounter problems.
But there is also a concern if could implement all the functionalities that we need and Magento offers it in a decent time. We would like to have a new site in 2 months and there will be 2 developers working on a new site. Maybe we could push deadline little further if advantages of developing our own E-Commerce system would be presented properly.
We will need following main functionalities:
- multiple categories of physical product presentation,
- shopping cart,
- accepting payments through PayPal (the other option is to collect money with money transfer to our account),
- ordering for non-logged and logged custumers,
- orders and custumers handling in back-end,
- sending order emails,
- easy translateble (localization) site so it could be reused by our distributers in different countries
I know my concern is very complex but I hope it has some sense for you although. Any advice would be very appreciated.
With Best Regards,