Creating products in Commerce - improving / simplifying the workflow

I am looking at commerce from an end users perspective (the manager of an ecommerce store - non technical)

From my understanding you create a product here


and THEN create a node referencing the product for example here



Is there a way of making this happen all in one place without having to custom code a module to do so?

This seems a very convoluted way of managing a product catalogue for the no technical site manager, fraught with possible error (When compared to Magento in which this process is seemless and so intuitive)

Of course, I want to love commerce, we are a 100% Drupal Agency ;-)

Posted: May 24, 2011