Hello. We have had so many set backs trying to complete a project for a client using Marketpress on a multisite installation. We think that our biggest roadblock is the sheer number of products. The whole network grinds to a halt when the sites start approaching 1,500 products. And, not to mention, the amount of time needed to import and update products site by site is turning out to be unmanageable.
We are now researching whether the Etsy style implementation of MarketPress would meet the client's needs better. Could you please answer our following questions to help us understand if this is feasible?
1. Can we import products to only one site to function as a base/common catalog of products, but have them visible and purchasable on all subsites?
2. If it's not possible to serve the products from one actual site, is there another way to import products and have them appear on all subsites?
3. If we can't have a shared catalog, then maybe Multisite Content Copier could help. But the last time we checked into that plugin, it seems to only add content instead of overwrite/update. Is there a way to set it to overwrite/update products instead?
4. Can each subsite create their own products in addition to the base/common catalog?