So we are implementing Magento as a replacement to what we have now. The exciting part is that we can keep multiple different "stores" or front end interfaces with a single backend. So we have our Consumer customers and products and then we have similar products but we have our Wholesale customers.
It seems to me that each product can be set to display on certain stores, as well as categories and the like. In fact there are tons of settings to differentiate functionality between stores.
But in my example I have one product that has 3 scents and comes in 4 sizes, so I've created that as a configurable product, which of course is made up of Simple products, one for each combination of options. For our consumers we want to display this as just one item with options, it keeps it simple and allows them to find it and make a selection.
However, on our wholesale store, our customers like to just go down the page and click and buy each item that they want. So it seems based on this use, it would work best to display 12 products instead of 1 product with 12 product option combinations.
Is this possible? It seems to me that I can control what is being displayed on either store, but there is no control to define if an item is displayed in the catalog at the store level, it either is for all stores or it isn't.
If it is possible I'd love to have someone at least point me in the right direction. I can't seem to put together a qualified search to get the results I want.