So how I'm looking at this is.......
E-Commerce site is more selling the products, more in your face, buy now. Yes you can add articles, SEO the site, give great product descriptions and some demostrations on the product of the product selling.
Wordpress Site with Shopping Cart Plugin
Wordpress Site(or other platforms) using a shopping cart plugin. Site is more informational, shopping cart is in the background(not in your face everywhere) can probably do a better job preselling the product. More likely to get potential customer to atleast opt-in to mailing list.
Yes, it all depends on what type of store you are running or what type of products you are selling, yeah I got that but....... which do you think in your opinion would be better to start out with in trying to build up your brand without the McDonald's multi-million dollar budget?
I plan on selling printer related supplies(which is a very competitive market) so I need to try to seperate myself from the pack alittle.
So what's your 2 cents????