Following the Can Magento question thread I have another can Magento question.
What I have in mind is a Main Site from which someone would be able to navigate to any of the “Stores” found within. That part I can handle with a drop down menu or any other number of ways. I am just trying to lay some ground work for my question so please bear with me.
On the Main Site Mall At Your Door I have menus that are split into categories. For instance, All Things Sports is a category or section of our “Mall”. Within this “section” I have several “websites” with each website being separate from the other websites because they are separate Vendors. Each Vendor has their own unique settings because of shipping cost, handling charges, or whatever. So the customer may view the individual website and store individually. They may also view parts of the Site by category as well (or at least that is what I am trying to do). So they could visit the section All Things Sports and find a conglomeration of all of the Vendors products from all of the various websites within this section.
This is the first part of the Can Magento do this question.
Now to the second part of the question.
Example: I have the section/category All Things Sports (This is a root category) and within that section/category I have vendor 1, 2, 3, and 4 (just for example). When someone is looking at the website Vendor 1, I want to be able to have products from Vendor 2, 3, and 4 available to them as well (which I know can be done) but here is the catch. Vendor 1 must retain it’s settings (shipping, fees, etc.) for that product because of the different fees involved with separate Vendors. So when someone makes a purchase of Vendor 2’s products but they are within Vendor 1’s website Magento needs to charge the associated fees that go with Vendor 1 even though the purchase was made within Vendor 2’s website.
Can Magento do this?
1. So, Can Magento display multiple random products from any and all websites via a specific category location?
2. Can Magento keep products individual settings separate even though they are located in categories inside other Websites?
I hope this makes sense, feel free to ask me to clarify any part at all. It might help to look at how I currently have it set up as well.