First post here, this ecommerce system looks promising, just for presentation I am from France and for now working under OSC 2.2, waiting for OSC 3.0 for a long time now, have a new websitte to build and looking for a nice coded ecommerce solution with easy template management.
I also used to live for five years in the Bay Area (San Francisco ans L.A. for 8 monthes) so if the French translation Team needs a little help, could be done as I am not a coder at all, but good at copy and paste ;o) and translation.
Trail of smoke is wright, lots of businesses are still manufacturing something, not just buying a box and resell it. As for what I have seen until now ecommerce solutions all have only unit based stock system.
Let say you are manufacturing and have 10 pounds or 10 kilos in stock.
Let say you sell by :
1Â°) 2 oz or 2 gr
2Â°) 4 oz or 4 gr
3Â°) 50 oz or 50 gr
4Â°) 100 oz or 100 gr
5Â°) 1 lb or 500 gr
6Â°) 2lb or 1 kilo
It would be so easy for all these businesses to just type in their stock as 10 lbs or 10 kgs, and then each time someone buys 5 bags of 2 gr and 5 bags of 50 grs and write of 260 grs from stock leaving you with 9740 grams in stock.
When there is no possibility to manage by weight there will be allways some of the different items of the same products out of stock and you will always have to change values of stock with lots of mistakes. Usually you even sell items out of stock (believe my experience on this).
Of course metric system must be easier to manage as programming I suppose.