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 40 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, AlertPay, 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, Ogone, Amazon FPS, CECA, eSelect/Moneris etc
+Credit card plugin to collect credit card information for offline processing
+Australia Post, Canada Post, UPS, 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
+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 ... )
+RSS support for products
+Social networks support: twitter , facebook, google
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.
I needed a component for shopping and already knew of virtuemart. I've tried it in the past and wasn't sure if I'd want to use it again. Then I came across HikaShop. I read the features, reviews, and thought I'd give it a shot. Was I in for a suprise! The Features! ENDLESS!! Sure, some are paid, but you can tell they took the time to pack this component with EVERYTHING a site owner could DREAM OF! I have to say to this team, HATS OFF TO YOU! Oh but wait...I sent a question regarding a small issue and sure enough, got a response in less than 10 minutes! NO JOKE! Never EVER have I seen a response THAT fast from ANY Joomla Extensions Developer. I think the Joomla team needs to feature this...just saying. 10 Stars to you guys for this!
So: good extension and excellent support - friendly, helpful, patient, seemingly always good-tempered - a pleasure to work with. I paid for the Business edition, partly for the extra features but also because I thought the developers deserve to get paid for their good work.
a strange mixture of Joomla! articles with HikaShop embedded and the HikaShop by
This reflects my first time efforts at a Joomla! web site with HikaShop
coming along later. If I was to start over, I would do all my store in
HikaShop but somehow I did not wake up to the availability of HikaShop
templates until a few days ago. They made all the difference.
I am really impressed with HikaShop. It functions very well. It is a solid
piece of software. It is hard to learn if you have never created a web site
before and only have limited HTML and no PHP knowledge.
I am immensely grateful for the help and quick response to my queries. The support effort of the HikaShop Team
made it all possible.
So I got Hikashop and got good support before buying the s/w.
To my surprise, after buying the s/w (100 Euro)I am getting 0 response on my 1 (one) email to "support" (mailing by using the "contact us" on the Hika site and regular mails).
The s/w has a potential of becoming a leader, but it needs some advantages in the Business version that seem to be missing.
Thanks for the work, and hopefully you will get better.
I personally reply to all the messages sent via our contact form within 48 hours.
As far as I know, I've replied to all the messages.
Please send again your question. Maybe it was rejected by the Captcha system. The best is to use the forum for your questions as we have all the team able to answer on it with a ticketing system and no captcha.
The configuration is straight forward and the documentation is extremely comprehensive. It was the perfect fit for what our client wanted.
Just tried Hikashop and 3 days later (might I add I was on experimental usage) and this afternoon got fully engrossed. I've set up most of my options, set up categories, associate the necessary modules... am so happy. And av not yet even asked for assistance....
I recommend this for anybody aiming to get ecommerce application within Joomla. Adding payment gateways is even easier than HTML!!
I'm going Pro soon. Thanks alot to the Hikari team.