I have some stuff going on in my head, thought I would share it, maybe some people here have worked on similar projects.
I've been testing a few different shopping systems, something tells me I should have started with manegto.
I'm use to working with joomla sites and magento looks to be more along those lines than the carts I've tested.
I've built presta stores, and I think presta is really nice to use, but certain payment modules didn't work
for some payment gateways that were being used by the stores, that's when I started searching again.
I then tried abante and really enjoy working with it but seems a bit new and not as many extensions.
I don't build extensions but can customize css, sometimes there's not what I need and I can't build it myself.
Like if a theme has a basic menu structure and I can't really advance on that, I'd look for a new menu extension,
What if the system you're using doesn't have any other menu extensions, get what I'm saying?
So I think it's time to install magento and give it a try.
What I am hoping to do is build an online store for electronics and new technologies, gadgets etc.
Sort of like the product line you would see on china vasion, we were using them for drop shipping services,
But the problem there is returns, if in the event of a faulty product, I'd rather have customers return their
goods to a company in europe, so I'm checking out esource for wholesalers/dropshippers in europe.
I have read some documents about importing products automatically via csv or xlm files, don't know much about
that yet, haven't tried it before, but I'd like to know if you had multiple companies drop-shipping products for you,
Can you add them all into Magento?
Can't think of anything else right now.. any info appreciated
Hello and welcome to Magento.
Magento's strength and weakness is that it is a base system. There are very few cases where people can do without at least one or two extensions. But because it's built for extensibility, Magento's community has provided a vast ecosystem of options and themes.
If you have more specific questions, feel free to ask.
Magento doesn't have drop-shipping out of the box but I'd recommend checking this dropshipping extension. It's not the cheapest one but the features offered are quite powerful. Hope it helps.
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