For starters, I’m a beginner at Magento and I’m planning to sell not more than 50-100 or so items in total. Fort that, I need to make a webshop.
In addition to that, I’m also planning to make a regular website. My questions are:
1. Is Magento too big, too ‘heavy’ to carry only a few items? Is it a ‘too much’ eCommerce-tool for a limited # of items?
2. Can you develop a regular CSM-controlled website with Magento too? Or is it better to use something like Drupal with a webshop-extension instead in my situiation?
Magento is best of class however it is a technical based product so the return on investment can be high, it sounds like you would be better with WordPress plus WPEC, Drupal or something similar. These are more business/user orientated carts and easier to manage on you own.
It depends on how happy your with functionality of alternative solutions.
Magento contains a lot of functions available out-of-the-box and tons of free and paid extensions.
It is hard to advise without full knowledge of your concrete situation, but I wouldn\’t use Magento as a solution for CMS site. There are better alternatives around, Magento is mainly shopping cart, while you can create some content pages of cause.
My website is not static; it is updated daily, litterally. I agree Magento isn’t exactly the solution for a CMS-based, dynamic website, but I would like to combine both my dynamic website ánd my webshop into one solution. When I do decide to make use of Magento as a website CMS as well, is it wise to make two root categories?