Difference Between Taxonomy based Catalog and Product Type
This is a duplicate from https://drupal.org/node/2283275, since I am not sure where is best place to post this question.
I am currently learning to build a e-commerce site with drupal commerce module, and getting very confused with Taxonomy based catalog and Product type.
First of all, I assume that taxonomy terms should be used for cataloging, especially for a site selling various kinds products, such as amazon.
However, given the concept of "Product Type", seems to me that both Taxonomy terms and Product type can be used for cataloging. For example, I can have "T-shirt" as either a taxonomy term or a specific product type.
So, what is the best practice then? If I am going to use Taxonomy terms for cataloging, what should I do with "Product Type"?
Thanks in advance.