Here we go, the start of a discussion so I (as well as the rest of the world) can understand FoxyCart a bit better.
I'm trying to get a clearer idea about how FoxyCart can scale with a larger business (the post about thetrendz.com was very helpful -- thanks for that). My client is currently very, very frustrated with SunShop ... they currently have 9 different stores (each store revolves around a very very specific category of products) and jumping through the hoops to make everything work is hard for them -- migration alone from SunShop 3.x to 4.x has taken months of part-time work and it's not done right now.
So here's where they want to be in a few years: http://www.csnstores.com/ourstores_logo.asp?settab=2
CSN is a network of many stores (hundreds) -- it appears they are running Microsoft's Commerce Server and the client is looking for a better solution (just as tailored but a lot less expensive). I'm entertaining the idea of pairing up a CMS framework (MODx if I go the PHP way) with FoxyCart to keep the administration of products as simple as possible and all in one place, not one admin site for every store like SunShop does.
All that said, any input about FoxyCart? Is it up for the challenge?
More specifically how does the licensing work?
They want their domains/stores setup like this:
But, they want to have the checkout at https://checkout.theirMainDomain.com
Is that one license or more than one? If it is more than one license, is their a bulk rate for a client that would need 10 ... 100?
I guess that's it for now. I appreciate all your help and your impressive work with FoxyCart ... very nice work!