I’m in the process of planning a small UK store which - initially - will have only one stock item which will ship all over the world. I’ve narrowed my options to either Magento or a completely bespoke system.
Magento appeals because of the tax and shipping control - which would be very time consuming to re-create. However, I’m put off by the similar level of complexity everywhere else.
The user guide suggests shipping cost can be based on your zip/post code. I’ve often found features such as this are US only. Does Magento have the facility to work with UK postcodes? Would I need a web service or separate plugin developed to calculate distances etc? Basically - how does this thing work!?
I’m concerned that it will be a challenge to customise the appearance of the shop to work with a single product. Am I likely to be constantly fighting the software’s desire to display lists and categories and searches? Is it possible to make the front end *really* simple? We’re talking just a home page and any “your account” pages.
All opinions welcome. Many thanks in advance.