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VirtueMart Popular ComponentModulePlugin

Everyone using a version lower than 2.0.22c should update as soon as possible for security reasons.

Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantage:
- Template overriding,
- Implementation of Joomla Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields, ...
- Simple installation and integration of other joomla extensions.
- Joomla 2.5 ACL

- nested categories
- with meta tags for seo
- with description and media

- with meta tags for seo
- short and long description
- dimensions (weight, size)
- multiple media
- variants, attributes
- unlimited child products and derivated levels
- product pattern (Parent product used as pattern for child products)
- related products
- reviews and ratings

- pricing depending by shoppergroups
- price display depending by shoppergroups
- payment/shipment depending by shoppergroups

- customizable shopper input form
- input form depended on registration, checkout or shipment
- adressbook
- default Bill-to and Ship-to address
- default payment and shipment method

- stocking/inventory
- stock warning
- virtual stock (ordered but not finally bought)

- various type of prices to display depended by shoppergroup
- prices adjusted by shopper choosen currency
- different currency format per currency
- unit price
- quantity based pricing

- auto updating rates
- add your own currencies for fixed currency rates

- default SEF/SEO integrated

- discounts based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
- tax based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
- discounts, tax per product and/or order
- discounts, tax have their own currencies (for duties)

- based on plugins, already onboard:PayPal, Paypal Pro, Paypal Express Checkout, Klarna and Klarna Checkout, Sofort Banking and Sofort iDeal, Skrill, Heidelpay,, (and a lot more in the net)
- minimal amount / maximal amount to use a payment
- transaction fees
- by countries
- by shopper groups

- based on plugins
- by shopper groups
- by countries

- guest checkout; completly anonymous checkout
- option to register at begin of checkout
- cart is an object, competly overridable by template
- cart is stored in the session
- multi-page checkout
- one page checkout

- payment/shipment workflow
- history
- modifiable
- order tracking for anonymous users
- order editing
- pdf invoice, delivery note

- latest
- topten (most sold)
- newest
- featured
- sortable
- searchable

- native with joomla 1.7
- with extra joomla components (joomfish) for joomla 1.5

- coupon handling
- recommend a product to friend link
- mail to shoppers who bought the product

- debugging tool

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Reviews: 6
This is a really good shopping cart and in my opinion this is the best shopping solution for Joomla.
My only improvement suggestion would be to integrate Bootstrap with a standard responsive checkout.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much. VirtueMart 3 is in the pipe and bootstrap is on the roadmap.

Reviews: 1
After just a couple of days using it and we have pretty much an ecommerce solution on-the-go.
Thanks to the development team. You guys should get a nobel prize or something.
A note to new users> You need experience with coding and KNOW for a fact what you expect from an ecommerce solution.
Reviews: 1
I have been using virtuemart for years and the update to 2.0 is a good one. I like the fact that everything is customizable .
Reviews: 6
It's good choice but you need to be a programmer to adapt it to your need, and the component need a complete rewrite, I can understand why this component receive a lot of negative feedback
Reviews: 2
I found Virtuemart to be very complicated to set up and will avoid it in future.
It took days to integrate into an existing Joomla2.5 site and I found that I had to hack into the code to style most steps of the purchasing process. Integrating Paypal was complicated, even with a 3rd party plug-in. Impossible to edit email templates for invoices without advanced PHP knowledge.
Overall, yes it functions as an ecommerce platform and probably has some nice advanced features, although many of these are only available as paid-for extensions - but I found the overall feel to be flimsy and not user-friendly. In future I will pay for commercial platforms and recoup the cost from the development time saved in setting up.
Reviews: 1
Just tried VM 2.0.26 on latest version of Joomla 2.5 and Joomlart T3 responsive template. Reading so much good reviews supported me in trying VM first. Unfortunately I'm really not that positive about the first results. Shopping Cart module refreshing problems. Responsiveness not working correctly anymore due to unwanted code generated by show shopping cart. Tried a lot of things found in different forums to resolve this issues. Enabling/disabling JS. Enabling/disabling caching ... etc. but without any positive results. I stopped trying and will consider another shopping cart. Really waste of time.
Owner's reply

We are sorry for your experience, but as you said yourself, you used a T3 responsive template. It is very likely that you just had a conflict with a double loaded jQuery as described in our FAQ, which leads to various errors. VM is a component and not responsible for responsiveness, that is done by the template. If you want to test VM, either disable the 3rd party template or buy some compatible to vm.

Reviews: 12
Virtuemart meets many needs. High quality and very fast support. I must say it, one year ago I started making websites with Joomla and Virtuemart and I have saved much time and money. Thanks to the team.

Reviews: 9
It's my choice for e-commerce projects, but I hope that we will have a better VIRTUEMART in the future that takes in consideration those points:

1/ Re-factor the code, with the best practices, modern coding style, and a better MVC implementation

2/ Better user experience, for both front and back office

3/ Better support, and documentation

4/ Improve the roadmap, and the testing process to avoid the short period between minor versions
Reviews: 8
I have been using virtuemart for years and the update to 2.0 is a good one. I like the fact that everything is customizable and prefer it over Prestashop and (maybe) Magento. But this is because it is native to me after all the times I have used it.

Only 1 big point of improvement: multishop compatibility. Now it needs a hack-a-round to do this and with multiple shops selling partially the same products it is a necessity for my inventory.
Reviews: 2
If you know a little about programming, you can adjust almost everything. And besides, there are a lot of commercial modules/componants or plugins to help you. Most of the times it would cost you less than 10 dollar.

The forum works great, people are willing trying to help you with everything for no payment...

So why not try Virtuemart. Download some templates, download some extensions for it and make it work :)
Reviews: 17
So happy I didn't give up with VM when important choices were made (VM2, template override, Gantry compatibility). It's hard to believe you can have such an extension for free. And I'm always surprised that there is a plugin, a module or a component for any implementation I need. The forum is probably one of the best on the web: there is always a guy that help you. I feared the migration to VM2 but.. I was surprised it works so well! And it is fully customizable: furthermore it's also so simple to grasp the logic of the core if you can mess just a little bit with PHP. I like it and I like the choice they made about template override. Also with Gantry things are now surprisingly smooth! I like it. Thanks to offer it for free. The best e-commerce solution I've tried so far. And one of the best choices I've done thus far.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much pointing on "furthermore it's also so simple to grasp the logic of the core"

Our goal is to write a core which is easy to understand and therefore easy to extend. Seems we are coming near.

Reviews: 8
I am grateful to all options offered by virtuemart, I think that is a component designed to customize each store, so that the default version may not be the most "pretty" but there are many options for customization.

I think the virtuemart team is doing a great job, I hope soon launch version 2.1 for joomla 3 and hope they will include the option multi shop.

Obviously there are many paid options that may have advantages, but I think many of these benefits are covered by the large number of extensions that exist for virtuemart.

I think you can improve a lot more, but have done a great job so far.

Owner's reply

Thank you very much for you review.
Yes, we believe in flexibility and freedom, that means we write VirtueMart without limits.
and yes we will improve a lot more :-)

Reviews: 2
This is an excellent shopping system for any business to use. It just about does everything, and what it can't do out of the box, then there are plenty of helpful experts and enthusiasts to give you advice and show you some great tips on getting the best from it. I have created several online shops now and haven't even used anywhere near the full features yet. Highly recommended. FP
Owner's reply

Thank you very much on behalf of the whole team and numerous people who help make Virtuemart what it is, thanks very much for your kind comments

Reviews: 2
The easiest and most customizable ecommerce available for Joomla. Just works out of the box and very easy to customize the design.
I highly recommend to all newbie or pro.
Owner's reply

Thank you very much on behalf of the whole team and numerous people who help make Virtuemart what it is, thanks very much for your kind comments

May we suggest you add your site here > For other to see and share?

Reviews: 1
One of very best catalogs for products ever used, easy of use and intuitive administration. only one problem that i met with languages bug, but nothing comes free
Owner's reply

I love the idea the best store money can't buy!!

Thank you very much on behalf of the whole team and numerous people who help make Virtuemart what it is, thanks very much for your kind comments

May we suggest you add your site here > For other to see and share?

Reviews: 6
Tried many, but none could deliver consistent results, then came this one, Me and my site administrator just love it !!!
Owner's reply

"The online shopping solution moeny can't buy"

Thank you very much on behalf of the whole team and numerous people who help make Virtuemart what it is, thanks very much for your kind comments

May we suggest you add your site here > For other to see and share?

Reviews: 1
I've built a handful of e-commerce sites using Virtuemart, and its never not been a miserable experience. I spend more time trying to fix broken features (product sort ordering, trashed layouts, buggy modules, its something new every time) than actually building/managing the store. Its really difficult explaining to clients that I have such little control over their store. Even right out of the box, Virtuemart has caused me nothing but pain.
Owner's reply

We are sorry that you experienced such problems, many times when people have stated they created many stores, we find their expectations are based on previous experience, however the new VM2 is different and therefore in some ways needs to be thought of without previous expectations and considerations. please install without anything else and play, you might be surprised. Thank you for your valued comments.

Reviews: 6
It has a lot of valuable features and it is easy to customize the forms. Also supported well enough.
Reviews: 4
I do agree with those who say that it takes a lot of time to configure Virtuemart but it needs to be said that it's user friendly and allows you a variety of options. Looking at other e-commerce components I have found them very poor in options they give you. With Virtuemart you keep track of your customers, you update and manage your products, you can set your categories within a product and put a different price for example for different colours or different sizes and have it all transparently shown online. I use Virtuemart for most of my customers, I had the need to do a custom e-commerce only twice so far, so I would say it works perfectly.
Reviews: 2
BEst shopping joomla component ever, support is absolutly amazingly good, i love virtuemart , im using it now for 4 years!

The guys working on it really deserve our support because they are doing a great and hard job on this!

Thank you so much !!!!
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