We're considering multi-store as a solution to a business issue:
We need to be able to have a segregated inventory for shows that is separate from our warehouse inventory for web and electronic orders. However we need to share the customer base and accounts.
The question: will multi-store function this way and allow us to accomplish the business need?
Followup: if we ever need to do away with the separation, can we ever go back or are we forever stuck with a 2-store structure?