I've done a few searches for ecommerce solutions that integrate with WordPress, but I haven't found quite what I'm looking for yet. Perhaps y'all can help me figure this one out.
My client produces custom sportswear. They want to have a great backend system where all correspondence with the customers is stored, files shared back and forth are easily accessible (during the design process), payments are tracked, etc.
There are downloadable templates associated with each product as well, but they can be downloaded without a payment having been made.
We're thinking that an upload area would be helpful as well, but not something where everyone can see the contents of the folder - I guess something along the lines of an anonymous ftp area? But accessible through the customer/user account area.
I'm beginning to wonder if I should be recommending a stand-alone ecommerce platform like Magento, but they really want the serious blogging and SEO capabilities of WordPress as well.
Thanks in advance.