WP Store Plugin versus hosted store on subdomain
I have a couple sites with decent traffic and am now thinking of adding a store to each. I would appreciate any comment about your ecommerce experiences related to WP integration. I've identified two options:
1. Add a Wordpress store plugin
2. Use a hosted store service like BigCommerce or Magento Go, set it up on a subdomain, and make the header look the same and include many of the same links back to the site, etc. so it feels more integrated.
Graphically I think both solutions will be similar. I really like option #2 because it allows me to use some of the latest industry-best features like Google Base integration, advanced SEO functionality, etc.
Does anyone have any advice or insights?
I've used a stand alone, hosted store service in the past
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