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Nice Google Checkout Plugin

The Nice Google Checkout Plugin is a hot little e-commerce solution for those that want a shopping cart system on their Joomla! web site, but don't want all the headache that is involved with a lot of those larger, over-bloated shopping cart extensions. Nice Google Checkout is lightweight, flexible and easy to use. Add a tag in any article content, {nicecheckout:type|item price|item title|image URL|shipping price} e.g {nicecheckout:14.50|Joomla T-Shirt||2.50}, and Nice Google Checkout will replace the tag with a product listing all laid out and ready to go.

We also thought that you might like a cart to go with your product listings. So we packed the Google Cart system into this plugin as well. Once enabled, the Google Cart floats in the upper right hand corner of the browser and is available on every page of the site for easy access by your e-customers. We put a lot of thought in building the Nice Google Checkout Plugin. Download it and start selling today. We know your going to love this plugin.

*Please note that Google currently only offers Google Checkout service to U.S. and U.K. merchants.

Features include:
* Joomla 1.5-3.x Compatible
* Compatible with K2
* Integrated with the Google Checkout Shopping Cart system.
* Creates a floating shopping cart on site pages for easy access by your e-customers.
* Creates product listings, in-line with any article content, by replacing a simple tag that you enter when editing the article body.
* Support for product images.
* Set the item purchase amount.
* Set the item name.
* Supports product attributes (drop down menus) and variable pricing options.
* Optionally set an amount for shipping the item.
* Optionally use your Google Checkout account settings to calculate shipping.
* Optionally set per item weight in pounds or kilograms for account based shipping calculations.
* Optionally set a free shipping for purchases exceeding a specified dollar amount.
* Optionally set Google Checkout cart to remain hidden when it is empty.
* Supports tax (tax preferences are set with in your Google Checkout account).
* Set your preferred currency code, includes both Google supported currencies, USD & GBP.
* Set plugin to test mode, point Nice Google Checkout to your Google Checkout sandbox account.
* Exposed CSS for stylizing most Nice Google Checkout Plugin elements.
* Language support for administrative area.

Release version 1.49 changes:
* Internet Explorer 9 issue resolved.

Release version 1.50 changes:
* Joomla 2.5 Compatible
* Streamlined upgrade installation for Joomla 1.6 - 2.5
* Added ability to include a text input field for product options.

Release version 1.53 changes:
* Joomla 3.x Compliant

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Reviews: 1
This is a great and simple plugin that allows you to change the price of your product without having to login to Google Checkout to do so. It is a quick and easy way to add new products to your site and have them connect with your Google Checkout account. Just add your Merchant ID to the Joomla Plugin in the Plugin Manager and make any tweaks or overrides to the CSS and away you go.

I ran into an issue when I installed a new Responsive Template. It's CSS was causing a conflict with Google Checkout's CSS which made the checkout button disappear. I put in a request for support and in less than 24 hours I was not only responded to but the Developer at Trinitronics, Michael had figured out what the issue was and provided me with the CSS override I needed to paste into the Plugin to fix this issue.

That impressed me enough to come here and write up a review which I rarely do. So if you are looking for a very simple way to manage anything you sell using Google Checkout then I recommend the few bucks to get this Plugin as it is a great time saver and if you do have issues Michael will be there for you.
Reviews: 3
A friend asked me to help build a website with a simple shopping cart. I looked at several carts but, for the volume, thought the Google Checkout approach would work best. When I found this plugin, which made it even easier, everything just came together. My friend now has a wonderful "online store" page and it was all put together in under a day, thanks in part to the simplicity of the plugin. I should add that Michael was quick to assist when the download link went to my friend (who was travelling) and not to me. He quickly sent it to me and I was up and running. Great plugin and great , personal support. Highly recommended.
Reviews: 3
So simple and yet can look so very professional, in my opinion. I've been using Joomla for several years but rarely do I write a review. After working with this extension for the first time the last few days I felt compelled to take the time to applaud the efforts of its creator. I wanted to add some simple e-commerce, but didn't want to devote hours and hours to learning how to do it. I'm sure there are more complicated options that offer more bells and whistles, but the brilliance of this plug-in is in its simplicity. Thanks to the developer!
Reviews: 2
One of my favourite extentions works as stated with good documentation. I found as a novice a couple of minor requirements I couldn't see, so I posted the questions on the support forum. Not only did I get a quick response but very helpful information which allowed me to achieve the objective. I would commend anyone to try this who wants a simple way to sell through goole checkout.
Reviews: 1
After researching many options for setting up an online store for a new business this plugin did exactly what I needed without a lot of the complexity that systems such as HikaShop have. Also, the merchant fees that Google Checkout charge are very reasonable compared to many other options out there. The customer support was fantastic - I had some custom formating that I wanted for the way my titles were displaying and the team at Trinitronic responding immediately to my requests. Well worth the $15 investment!
Reviews: 1
This extension does exactly what it is supposed to do. It is easy to use and very easy to configure. I received awesome customer support. I'm new to joomla and had this up and running exactly the way I wanted in no time.

Reviews: 2
I just order this "plug-in" script. It's not a shopping cart. It's only a script that works with the joomla article. I've spend hours on the forums trying to figure out how it works. It's not a module or it's not a component. I'm not going to give it a rating because I have little knowledge of joomla and script writing so it may not be fare. I would suggest stay away from this "If you think you’re getting a shopping cart”.
Owner's reply

On the contrary, this extension provides a very nice shopping cart and is very easy to install and use. We offer FREE technical support for all of our extensions. Why didn't you contact us or use our support forums? We are always happy to help people like yourself who need a little assistance to get things going.

Reviews: 1
I have tried several of the other low cost e-commerce solutions out there and most of them were unwieldy or difficult to integrate, especially for a Joomla newbie like me. This software though was so brain dead simple to use that even I could use it right out of the box. I had a store going literally minutes after downloading the software. It is only $15 dollars. Think about what the time you spent banging you head is worth. Get his software. He knows what he is doing.
Reviews: 1
Its been over 2 months since I purchased Nice Google Checkout. I'm not even using it since I was forced to use alternative processing for my business.

Despite all this, I wanted to take the time to let the world know my complete satisfaction with the product. This extension easily adds a shopping cart perception to Google checkout buttons. The design and behavior of this software simplifies the checkout experience. Shoppers who easily become confused by other shopping carts will find the Nice Google Checkout clear and simple to use.

My experience with the developer was equally enjoyable. After purchasing, I contacted Michael with a customization request. He answered my request the same day. The following day he provided a customized version for a great price. I recommend this developer.
Reviews: 5
After trying several eCommerce solutions, this was the one that finally did the trick! Simple to load, use and implement. And Michael over at TriniTronic helped me out with a problem I had the very same day I requested support. All thing considered, this is well worth the $15 it costs to register the plugin. It handles tasks that many storefront solutions don't have available at all at 10 times the cost. Bravo!
Reviews: 1
The ease of using this product is what makes it so powerful. Basically you can put a tag anywhere you want without being constrained to "store" software, inventory, payment methods etc. I had one problem--the off the shelf version only works with articles, but that was addressed by Michael with a customized version on the same day to plug into to one of my components. Nice is an appropriate name for this product and the support...very nice.
Reviews: 1
This is absolutely brilliant. Support is fantastic and really easily customisable.

The only critism I have is that the documentation did not detail the amount of customisation you can do however Google does provide this:

Highly recommend this product and the support from the developer.
Reviews: 1
This plugin is a very useful tool for setting up shopping carts with integrate with google checkout

It is very simple to use and works very well

Support for this product is EXCELLENT

I would recommend this for anyone planning to use google checkout

Worth every single penny ! 100 %