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 + TaxCloud plugin for automatic tax calculations
+Payment and shipping plugins
+More than 60 payment plugins to handle online credit card payments including:
Paypal Standard, Pro and Express Checkout, 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, Stripe etc
+Credit card plugin to collect credit card information for offline processing
+Australia Post, Canada Post, UPS, USPS, FedEx, CanPAR 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
+Native vote and comment system and integration with jComments and jomComment.
+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 breadc
Because of this change, Hikashop became essentially useless to me which means, I have to deinstall it and install some other shop system and put all the stuff in again as I am not willing to spend over 100€ just to sell a few things that I don't need any more.
Bottom line: Great system but be prepared that the developer might suddenly move essential features to the paid version.
The guest checkout option has always been in the Essential edition of HikaShop since day one. And it doesn't cost over 100 euros but 49.95 euros.
It's a shame that you had to redo all your website on a misunderstanding.
This is however clearly stated on our website.
HikaShop was recommended by someone on the VM forum (who was also having problems getting VM to work) and so I decided to give it a try. Within 1 hour after downloading it I had a basic functioning webshop! It just works. After the gruesome fiddling with countless parameters in VM, setting up HikaShop was a breeze.
It's simple to setup, yet still offers a LOT of options and functionality for more advanced users. And for users who really want to take full advantage of some powerful features, there are the commercial versions that are very reasonably priced. Plus, any questions I posted on the forum were answered within hours, which is more than I can say of the VM forum.
I'm sticking with HikaShop, and upgrading to the Business version soon.
I have my client look at it even, and no problems. They are happy. So happy in fact that I have convinced them to go to the paid version. Now, after having done NOTHING to the site or the store I come back to the front end to check it again and it isn't working. It gets to the checkout page where at the top it says Billing Address and underneath that a button that says "new" (This was never there before)and under that it says payment method.
I try to go to the forum and find an answer or post my problem and nothing. The forum, the site, everything is down. So I'm basically at a loss here with a pissed off client that needs this up and no way to fix the issue.
Which means I am going to have to install yet another e-commerce component and pray that IT works... May possibly lose a good client over this one but oh well, I shouldn't complain should I?? Scrap that...I'm complaining.
I'm sorry you got a bad experience. You went to our website at a wrong time as we had a downtime last week. Since then, our website if of course up and running.
Your problem is actually not a problem. It's just that you went to the checkout with a user already logged in who didn't had yet an address entered, thus the "new" button in order to create a new address. Also, you should have seen a notification message telling you to fill your address. But some templates do not include the jdoc include block for message display so that's probably why you got confused.
Then I installed hikashop (I should have done it before!)
What a neat, functional, complete, easy, configurable and well-thought-of piece of software. I waited a few months before writing this review, so to see if there were inconsistencies and or issues: Hikashop performance has been flawless so far.
If you need an e-commerce cart, look no further. This is it.
I tried the free version first knowing full well that I would need a commercial version as I did not want my customers to have to creat a login before they could make a purchase. I was not to be dissapointed. The "Essential" version installed straight over the top of the free version without any alteration to my settings.
There is a wealth of Documentation if you have a problem and the forum seems very lively and responsive. I did have one small problem, you could descibe it as not seeing the wood for the trees! But, an email direct to Hilka with details to access the backend to the site and they sorted me within minutes.
Superb program and super friendly service as well!
It installs perfectly and everything is accessible straight away. The documentation is well laid out and easy to read and put into practice. With this being my first site I did contact the developer for support on a number of occasions and he was always prompt with replies - normally on the same day, and the help was always thorough, explained and polite.
For a free cart I am impressed with the product itself and the amount of help I received with it. Overall a great cart. Thank you for providing it.
Working with HikaShop is a pleasure. The best way to say it is that it just works. Out of the both not only does it work great, it also looks great. It is also highly customizable, and quite easily so. All customization can be done right through the admin interface including template overrides.
I can't recommend this shopping cart enough. If you want a no nonsense shopping cart that works exactly as it should, with fantastic support and documentation, look no further than HikaShop.
Used Hikashop for the first time.
What a breath of fresh air compared to wrestling with virtuemart.
Hikashop is a simple shopping cart solution that my clients can use without constant calls about how to do things.
Everything the positive reviewers say here is absolutely true.
• Well thought out in a business process sense
• Has great auto generated invoices and status emails
• Is very feasible for non technical users to set up
• Once set up will be very easy to maintain (create new products)
• Great sales administration interface
• Good documentation
• Highly functional, even true for the free version.
• Did not need support but from the tone of the forum, that is great too.
BY FAR THE BEST! The free version is very robust and I could easily make it do what I needed and if I had a question they HikaShop team would answer within hours.
I am now convinced that this is the shopping for all my future websites. Don't waste your energy with the others! SIMPLY THE BEST!