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VirtueMart Popular ComponentModulePlugin

Complete ecommerce solution for joomla 2.5 and joomla 3
Please read our full list of features here

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 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
- recaptcha
- 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,, Realex(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
- shipment/payment

- native with joomla 2 and 3
- with extra joomla components (joomfish) for joomla 1.5

- coupon handling

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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: 7
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: 16
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 !!!!
Reviews: 2
I have tried out many e-commerce components but I must admit that once I found Virtuemart all others were unnecessary or should I say they lacked the depth and functionality this one has. With a little of logic you can accommodate any commercial need through it. I have had very picky customers with option on option when it came to their products and at the end only Virtumart allows me to properly correlate them all.
Reviews: 2
Almost awesome. This does EVERYTHING I wanted, and then some. The only problem is the free version has very little documentation, and what little is there is outdated. So setup is very experimental. But once you get it this is the best. And if you think it doesn't do something you want just check the extensions. It's probably in there.
Reviews: 2
This tool is simply fantastic. I'm working with her a few years and always have something new to learn. Congratulations!
Reviews: 6
I have used Virtuemart for about five years and grew to love VM1 despite it's quirks. Virtuemart 2 is a different animal and despite several attempts over the last year to migrate a site to it I have given up. I'm also frustrated that VM is not yet supporting Joomla 3.0 (yes I've read the argument about 3.5 being the long term release but people want to build Joomla 3 sites now and other components support it). So for me thank you Virtuemart, I'll keep in touch but for now I'm moving on.
Reviews: 2
Previously I used this extension before one year which was my best recommendation for e-commerce. But, Today I checked the latest version which is totally worst. What happened? It's much difficult to understand.
Reviews: 2
Virtuemart requires a lot of time to set up and even more to customize. But in the end - it is possible to change more settings than in any other shopping system for Joomla.
It is the 500 pound Gorilla version - but in the end, for a commercial shop there is no alternative.
Reviews: 1
VirtueMart is a great shopping cart solution, easy to setup but have also great advanced features i missed on other (non-commerial) solutions.
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