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 ... )
I have tested Hikashop against Virtuemart 1 & 2, Redshop, JoomShopping and Tienda. All of them are great on their own way but compared to Hikashop they all fail on certain items.
Overall tasks: 5/5
User friendliness: 5/5
Some times it takes a while to get an answer(between 2 to 8 hours) because they reproduce and solve the problem on their end and when it is solved they give you the solution.
Hikashop Team: Keep Up The Great Work!!!
If you were really struggling to decide what to use, then go with HikaShop, It's the easiest to use, They've got everything you could need in one place and most importantly it's a proper support system.
All products are well worth the money! If you are reading this, my advice to you as go for it! My personnel opinion: After trying the rest, this cart is the best!
I needed a little support to tweak something and it was there within 24 hours.
Would not hesitate to upgrade to paid version for more features. Great product - thank you to the Hika Team.
Hikashop is an advanced shopping cart with loads of payment processors and I found it much easier to set up than other shopping carts. There have been a number of bugs in the product - but I am happy to report that every one of these issues has been resolved in less than 24 hours. The shortest response time from the developer was an amazing 7 minutes!
Nicolas and Jerome monitor the forums and provide excellent support even for the starter edition. Hikashop is a relatively new kid on the block but it is a fully fledged shopping cart and I for one shall continue to use it as long as it is developed.
A hearty thanks to the team for a first class product.
I bought ans installed Hikashop. At the first moment I was confused about all the options (backend). It seemed complicated and my first steps without reading the documentation were not so successful. But then I read the detailled documentation and found out that it was pretty easy. The whole shops works perfect and has really awesom functions.
The really amazing thing is the support. I mean it! I experienced great support for other modules and components but the hika team is more than amazing. They replied quickly, took time to answer all my question until everything was solved and even published one update because of a customization (in hika serials).
I absolutely recommend hikashop for everybody who is looking for a professional shop system for physical and digital goods and works long therm with it.
It is absolutely worth it to take time and learn to work with the shop.
Cheers to all Hikashop team and keep up the good work guys.
Easy admin control of almost any parameter that is available. The support, even for the free version of Hika, is first class. The updates are always improving the component and it's extensions and from the very beginning we started it on Joomla!™ 3. Great work Hika team!
It did do very well in the Zone arena, where you may not be able to ship a certain product to just 3 of the 50 states but it was quite slow and cumbersome with the variations a product may have.
Nicolas does do a good job at answering questions on the forum but the forum is a hodgepodge of answers that need to be linked or categorized better. It's bad enough that the forum search is limited to 20 characters. I've never seen a search string limitation so harsh.
As I have tried 4 carts so far, this is not the one that is so open that you can just install and see results as you built. It requires patience. If you have it, this extension is for you.
Thank yo for your comment.
The forum categorization is indeed unpractical since it was firstly made two years ago when we launched and that we now have more than 80000 posts on it. I agree that it would be great to redo the categorization at some point. It's on our todo list, along with a new website for 2013.
The search of the forum allows for more than 20 characters.
Here is an example:
Concerning the speed of setting up a web shop with HikaShop, I must say that it can greatly vary based on what you want to do. We have a beginner tutorial on our documentation which allows you to sell your first product in less than 10 minutes. But if you want to personalize everything, it can indeed take a lot of time, especially if it's your first use.