I am also trying to build an ecommerce website that sells design lighting and furniture. I am based in Milan but am a foreign architect so i am trying to get these products visible outside Italy.
I really dont know much about webprograming so i hired a webmaster 3 months ago on elance, and we have been trying to get along but...i feel he's not professional enough (not sure about presentation and website functions). He developed the website on Joomla and i have not understood much about how this stuff works
- i have just 50 products now, but i'm planning to add more soon, in any case i don't think over 100
- i've been told to pass on magento that would be the perfect solution for ecommerce, but i'm not quite sure considering the work already done(& i still have many descriptions to work out, translations, legal aspects, suppliers and logistics...)
- am looking for professional help since competition is really tough, but i have a low budget (i think i would prefer someone phisically here to help me sort out the many many issues that worry me)
could you please advise me?
from your personal experience, would joomla do for my purpose?
could you estimate the costs of passing on another platform, easier to use and maybe more proefficient? wich one?
would you make these changes now, or would you fix things and launch the site on joomla and invest in webmarketing?
thank you! hopefully i'll get out of this "nightmare" safe and sound....