So I have a client that needs the ability to have a store without the actual eCommerce right now. Later, the client will enable the checkout/payment features of Commerce and run it like normal. So basically:
1) Client still needs the catalog, create products, show products and pricing, etc. 2) A customer can't actually purchase anything, there is no cart, you can't checkout, etc.
Is it as easy as disabling the cart submodule? Or would hiding the add to cart buttons and requiring higher levels of auth to view /cart? I've thought of both but don't know what would be foolproof.
I know I can just create custom content types that will do the same thing as creating products, but I know in about six months or so they want to turn the ecommerce on and I don't really want to have to convert everything to products and do all the work then. I'd like to just create the products normally right now and just flip a switch later.