Instruction on how to setup your free Ecwid store: http://kb.ecwid.com/Joomla
If you have any questions about the Ecwid installation, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecwid is a full-featured shopping cart and an e-commerce solution that can be easily added to any Joomla site or Facebook profile. It ensures performance and flexibility you need, with none of the hassles you don't.
"Ecwid" stands for "ecommerce widgets".
There are eight key advantages to Ecwid:
- Free plan is always available.
- It has AJAX everywhere and supports drag-and-drop
- It can be easily integrated to any existing site or Facebook profile in minutes.
- It can be mirrored on many sites at the same time. Add your store to many sites, manage it from one place.
- Integration with social networks. Run your own store on Facebook, mySpace and many others.
- Simple to use and maintain. For both store owner and customer.
- Lightning fast. New-gen technologies make Ecwid much faster than usual shopping carts regardless the hosting service you use.
- Seamless upgrades. You just wake up one day and enjoy new features.
More features: http://www.ecwid.com/key-features.html
I've used Virtumart for years and have had to hack-together some very delicate additional components to get it to function in a comprehensive way, ie. uploads, and tons of css code cracking for a more pleasing and customer friendly layout. Additionally, I had many customers 10% or more that encounter cookie conflicts preventing 'add to cart' with their chosen browsers which has cause me to quickly help them perform an off-line sale.
Ecwid is fast - set up the store and authorized.net gateway in less than two hours.
Ecwid is stable - off-site CRM handling, processing and tracking sales.
Ecwid is easy to design - click, click, save, done.
Ecwid is intuitive - Zero customers have called to ask how to buy something.
Since I switched over two weeks ago my store life has been a dream.
The only two features that I would add immediately is the ability to customize the emailed customer invoice so it uses less paper and uses a smaller font AND the ability to organize orders in the back end into product folders. This would help a great deal is keeping track of fulfillment.
Great job Ecwid team!
No SEF URLs and meta data capabilities out of the box and for paying customers as well. Your competitors will dominate you in the search engines.
Using Google Adwords? Well, you can kiss your quality score goodbye, because content does not showup on page the way that Google Adwords needs to see it... even with inline seo enabled with silver membership.
Looking to retarget / remarket to customers? You better forget that as well. There is no way to add codes to product specific pages. Again, your competitors will dominate you in the competitive search game.
If you're looking for an easy to install alternative shopping cart, Ecwid is for you. But if you are a serious business owner looking to make money, than it's best to look else where for a more robust shopping cart platform.
It says Free everywhere but not true. I had to switch to VMart after using Ecwid for a couple of months... It turned out you have to purchase it for $17 a month if you need more than 100 products. Of course, after adding 100 products you will have to pay!
Very limited control over the catalog, ordering system, customer fields...
But, Rockettheme... Cannot say anything bad about them! Great service, products, support, and designs... All the best
Like everyone said it was a dream compared to using the other shopping carts some well known, others not so much. The support was the icing on the cake no matter the stupid questions that I may have asked. Thank you Rocketheme for leading me to the right solution.
Thank you Ecwid for giving our products and services a leg up out there. Just need the last step for integrating into Sugarcrm and later an ERP. Not sure about your order API fee. Maybe you should align it to your free up to 100 products policy, for instance free for x amount of transcations per month. I'll make do with work around meanwhile.
Make no mistake here: good product, good people, good support - please support. Thank you to the Ecwid team.
IMHO Ecwid is simply the finest shopping cart out there. It is made by the same team that created X-cart, which I have used for 7 years.
Set up an account, add your products, copy and paste some widget code into your pages and your carts live!
Your store on your website can also be embedded into your Facebook page. Ecwid is a Software as a Service meaning you log into their website to control your website store AND your Facebook store from the same system. It's free up to 100 products.
I have used just about every shopping cart out there including all the Joomla carts like VirtueMart, etc. If you build websites or are simply looking for a great way to sell products on your website and or Facebook page, then look into Ecwid.
A caveat, however, ecwid has a 100MB limit on downloadable files. When they fix this, or make it easy to link to download files on your own server... this product will be Perfect!
Thank you for the feedback. Most likely this limit will be increased in the future.
(Im not sure why it is not in the extensions directory.) All work very well together.
So, after being tortured for a couple days by the other carts I found on here I finally found ecwid! It is awesome. Only improvement is to integrate the joomla & ecwid sign in - But if you go to their forums you know they will do this! They are very focused on providing a great product and the support provided (mostly by Eugene) is amazing. I look forward to seeing this company crush the competition.
Thank you for the review.
We're planning to add this feature in the future.
Btw, one workaround already exists: http://kb.ecwid.com/Google-Friend-Connect#GoogleFriendConnectandSinglesignon
Thank you for the review. We already plan to add such a feature in future.
At first it was a little hard to start off, just because I didn't realize that I had to create the cart off site. But once I created the Ecwid cart, it was really easy to get going. I haven't used the Paypal API yet, but I am going to configure that later today.
Great product, and I am still shocked that it is free! If you continue to work on this project, and feel the need to charge, I would be more than happy to contribute.