The problem is they didn't have a staff of programmers to implement online orders so they went with godaddy and were live in just a few days.
They had stuff to sell and it was not something they wanted to be an expert at.
Im a small-time web-designer and have just had my first request to build a website with a storefront. This business has tens of thousands of items available, but will be starting off small. Still, it needs room to grow over time and will need categories and possibly sub categories.
It needs to be pretty easy and straight forward for the person who will be handling the orders.
On the other hand, I want to have complete creative control over the appearance of the storefront, and would prefer that the presentation part of the code be seperated from the function. I would prefer PHP, MySQL, and GD support.
This customer will be starting out small and I wouldn't like to ask them to drop more than a couple hundred bucks for the program. I think they are scared of the idea of open source, although I see that osCommerce seems to be very popular.
Thanks in advance,