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, 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, 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
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.
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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.
And, the important thing is quick support from HIKASHOP team which I can get the answer very soon. I like this service.
I used SP-CART before with more than 15.000 articles, but I don't like their support, everything must pay and wait, wait . . . finally, I have to decide to work with HIKASHOP, this is my right choice for a stable business.
Update steps are also simple and fast.
You can try with FREE version, and decide later to use Essential or Business version depend on your need. I am sure that, you will like HIKASHOP.
Thank you HIKASHOP Team.
It does everything you can imagine in regards to listing a product, details, categories, and overall easy to use. It has a nice printer friendly invoice and shipping slip.
HOWEVER, the reporting is severely lacking!
For this plug-in to be useful to you, you need to be best friends with a spread sheet application (excel or Calc)
It does not allow me to run reports, I basically have to copy the orders (ONE BY ONE) into excel so I can run reports on anything I need, the export to CSV option is a complete mess, it takes longer to make heads and tails of the export into excel than printing the invoices and retyping into excel – YES BUSSY WORK.
If you want to email customers, hickashop tries to email EVERYONE registered in your system, from the super admin down to the last registered user, not the users that bought items.
If you do not need reporting, this is a great solution; but if you would like to find out what where the most popular items of the month, or how many red trinkets where ordered, or how many green items size M you sold, or if you need to compare items sold vs. inventory – you are TOAST with this plug-in, there is no such thing.
You have to put all in excel, and built your pivot tables form there – ALL by Hand.
If reporting is not important to you and you just want to list an item and fulfill the order that you printed, then this is great.
If you want to run metrics on your shop and if you do want to do busy work and re-type all the orders by hand on excel, this I not for you.
Thank you for your review.
You might have missed the reporting tool that is available in the commercial editions of HikaShop:
It can surely display most popular items and sales of categories of products and much more than that actually.
I invite you to try out all that on our demo website: