Not sure what that vplanet system costs, it looked expensive although I have no idea what currency it was priced in. I want to be able to choose my host. In working with the cart I mentioned (woocommerce) and still reviewing many more as we have not yet launched the site. I went looking for stores similar to what I want to build here - stores powered by oscommerce but didnt quite find what I was looking for yet. I went to some of the music ones but wasnt finding much I liked. The categories of sites I am interested in would be print related, something similar to some of the more popular art sites.
I am realizing that product import is really a massively important aspect. Potentially every day, we might post 200-500 photos. We have come up with a few workflows, such as giving each photo a unique name. I would like to then assign the sku as the same. Either way, the import process needs to support image import. I am going to keep looking, as I havent quite found my solution there yet. I have a great single image workflow but it kind of pales in comparison to the scale we want to achieve.
We want to sell our photos as framed prints and also offer the same item as a digital download. So far, its been hard to base that off a single "product". Right now I could do this, but I would have to configure 2 different products: One for download, one with the configurable options for buying as a frame.