I just thought I would start this thread to see if anyone else had some suggestions for how the usability (more manageability) of the e-commerce module could be improved in the future. I have been mulling over the idea of making some changes to the way the e-commerce module works to better suit the way I think it should work and I would love to hear other people ideas, opinions (good or bad) and just general musings on it.
Here is my idea. At the moment the e-commerce module becomes very unwieldily as soon as you have a large (100 plus) products. I believe this is purely because each product is set up as a new page in the system. I was considering creating a page (Product Group) which then uses the DataObject to attach products to this page rather than each product having a new page in the system. This way you would only have pages for the groups/categories in the site tree on the left of the admin panel.
If this is already available somewhere please let me know. I currently have a client who has about 800 products in about 50 different categories and I am worried that the current setup will become too difficult to maintain in the long run as she adds more and more products and categories.
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on how to improve the e-commerce module I would love to hear it.