HikaShop also has a wide range of marketing tools, but also powerful statistics displayable on your HikaShop dashboard to help you manage your store.
It provides advanced taxes, zones, languages and currencies management for worldwide sales as well as advanced customization capabilities of your online shop in order to meet your website ecommerce needs.
+Highly customizable checkout process (workflow as well as layouts)
+Checkout steps reduced as much as possible to increase transformation
+Multiple currencies, with auto conversion based on currencies rates
+Product prices manageable in several currencies with quantity rebates
+Coupons and discounts
+User address custom fields
+Advanced tax management with multiple taxes supported
+Payment and shipping plugins
+More than 50 payment plugins to handle online credit card payments including:
Paypal Standard and PayPal Pro, Google Checkout, Authorize.net with AIM, SIM and DPM, Moneybookers, Bluepaid, EPay, SagePay, Payment Express, Payza, eWAY, SIPS ATOS, CM-CIC, HSBC CPI, iVeri, PayJunction, ServiRed, Innovative Gateay Intuit, CardSave, RBS Business and Global Gateway, AliPay, MIGS (for Bendigo, Commweb and ANZ egate), OKPay, VirtualMerchant, iPayDNA, PostFinance, PayBox, Ogone, Amazon FPS, CECA, eSelect/Moneris etc
+Credit card plugin to collect credit card information for offline processing
+Australia Post, Canada Post, UPS, USPS, FedEx shipping plugins
+Shipping per weight/volume/zone/post code/product
+Events triggering plugins enabling you to extend easily HikaShop using standard joomla plugins without any hack
+Views customization override interface (Joomla MVC)
+Handle downloadable goods (with possible restrictions) as well as shippable goods
+Products and categories display module with a wide range of options
+Orders invoice, history and edition
+Integration with jComments and jomComment for products comments
+Integration with Community Builder and JomSocial for orders listing in user's own profile
+Integration with XMAP for site map
+Integration with Joomla's breadcrumb module
+Integration with sh404SEF and Joomla's SEF system
+Translation interface to easily translate HikaShop in your language and share it with the community
+Import/Export products/categories information and export of orders
+Import from VirtueMart 1.x, VirtueMart 2.x, MijoShop, RedShop and OpenCart
+Administrator/User email notifications
+Dashboard statistics widgets
+Multilingual support compatible with JoomFish and Falang
+HikaShop is available in more than 20 languages
+A ReCaptcha integration plugin which enables you to display the recaptcha on your registration forms
+Possibility to force SSL on the checkout
+Integrated with joomla's breadcrumb
+Optimized for SEO ( metadata, microformat, page title ... )
Lots of nice options included with the free version. Can't wait to extend with the full version.
Keep up the excellent work HikaShop.
It takes some time to understand:
- The menu architecture and integrated modules in HikaShop but once understood what did you want;
- Commands with "built-in" value to be tested to find out where the original value,
- The power behind each parameter to be discovered with the help online and very detailed in all languages.
There the couple Hikashop-Akeeba Subscriptions "Core" that manages subscriptions as simply a product.
And finally the forum moderators with answers relevant to 90% in the next hour.
I tested and used for over 2 years and after having tested all I put 5 stars without hesitation.
I gave it a good as opposed to excellent as it's so complex that customization for non-programmers is difficult. All files that you need to customize can be accessed via the dashboard where changes are saved elsewhere so retained on updated/upgrades - this is very important! Don't edit via FTP or locally - only through the dashboard. However, any given page is made up of multiple files so figuring out which file holds the code you want to edit isn't always easy and there's no road map to follow.
The interface is sometimes confusing with editing of php files in one place and css elsewhere, for example. Getting my head around variants and options was tough and I'm still not 100% on it.
Support is pretty fast and reasonably good, though I felt, at times, not being a programmer hindered me from understanding what they said.
Bottom line is that this is a powerful shopping system with add ons like Hika Market (for front end access - I also used this), but a caution for non-programmers that this is a big mouthful to bite off if straight out of the box is not what you want.
I have had difficulty in setting up taxes, but that's not a complaint. It is simply a reflection on the many options and possibilities that Hikashop offers. Once I figured that out, I struggled for a bit with shipping, but went to their documentation, did a search, and the answer to my problem popped up before my eyes.
I recommend Hikashop enthusiastically.
I was able to match eBooks with their authors, and it even lets you split payments so that both you and your vendor get paid at the same time for a purchase. I give it 5/5 stars!
I strongly recommend this. Soon, I will purchase the commercial edition.
The licence ( upgrade) is for 1 year for 1 website ?
It was very easy to set up. The documentation is superb, clear, organised and in good English. The forum was very useful.
The example site gives you access to both the front and back-end of the shop so you can quickly see how things can be set up, which is very useful.
The features were excellent, and had things in that other components charged for. I started with the free version, which I am sure would suit most start-ups, but will go for a paid one soon, as it seems to represent excellent value for money.
I have been soooo happy with the componet. In the past I would often have to edit the component source code to get it to do what my clients needed. Not any more. The template files are relatively easy to edit and the configuration makes the site and even the checkout process extremely flexible.
I would encourage anybody building an eCommerce site to try HikaShop. Spend some time in the admin area and get to know it. I believe that you will be pleasantly surprised.
Thank you for an awesome product!