I've been looking around for ecommerce functionality for a project that I'm going to be working on. My partner and I will be converting an existing static catalog site with lots of items. We want to do it in Wordpress because it's a basic CMS.
Many of the items are variations of other items, some items will have multiple variations. I guess the best example would be let's say a shoe...it has different sizes and different colors. But they don't stock every combination of variations. This is very typical of a store right. They have carry sizes 7, 9, 11 and the 11's only come in green/blue and red/yellow.
I need a solution that will allow me to specify these variations easily so that I basically don't have to enter each variation as a new product.
Looking around the web and on forums like Stackoverflow, WP e-commerce and Shopp seem to be the two standouts.
What have people's experience been with these two products? What are the pros/cons? Which one would you recommend?
Followup When would one move away from a Wordpress plugin to something like Magento or OS Commerce? What do those packages have that the plugins do not? I had a cursory view of Magento and OS Commerce and they seemed really complicated...lots and lots of options.