I am developping a new web store for a luxury goods dealer. All routes to accomplish a ~500 products, European web shop for wealthy clients are still open. As the typical item sells for 1000$ ( ! ), they do not have a crazy turnover of goods per month, and I really figure Filemaker Server 13 is suited well for the amount of data.
As the client does not want regular fees for the shop, and demands a lot of flexibility, I think it s best to opt for an open source e-commerce web application:
Also, the client has two brick and mortar flagship stores, where they sell in-store and buy used goods and re-sell these to clients. Thus, they need to connect online-Store and offline store functions such as
- maybe even basic bookkeeping (at least amounts received and spent)
Would you go through the pain and connect Filemaker Server (or just Filemaker 13) with one of the following: Magento, PrestaShop, DrupalCommerce (or similar)?
If yes, which one would you deploy, and how would you connect it? (I hope I can get around XML and what have you and use a direct SQL link)
Would you avoid connection FM and the Web Store and just build whatever is needed online as an extension of the web store? (This seems possible with Magento, for example)
- Or -
Would you use Filemaker only and power the web store with webdirect? (brrr, I get the chills .... have my doubts with this technology, .. its security, performance, compatibility, mobile users....)
(PS: I have only found the following threats to fit this topic quite well, from Jul 2013 and earlier, mentioning cs-cart and PrestaShop)
What s your opinion? Thanks for sharing any experiences, hints or links.