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 played about with the free version for a few months, but finally decided that the best way to say 'Thanks' to the Hikashop team was to purchase a commercial licence.
It was a small price to pay for the help I have received. Well done guys, and judging from some of the other reviews here, I'm not alone in wanting to say a big thank you!
I new about Joomla but I'd never made a Joomla site not ever made a website for an on-line catalog.
But thankfully, I heard about HikaShop and with the wonderful support from Nicolas in the Hikari team, I had a site up and running in 2weeks. It's taken about two months to take photos of about 500 products and refine the site, but there have been no hitches, thanks to VERY prompt replies to every question. I sometime wonder if Nicolas ever sleeps.
This is a great program, very enjoyable to work with and I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending it highly.
Easy to use and quick to configure.
The support is rapid and usually same day.
Having the frontend.css editable within the backend is very useful for quick styling.
The developer is brilliant to work with and extremely helpful.
This extension gets better and better with each update.
Outstanding job !!!
The support is amazing the system is extrememly customisable and reliable.
allt he plugins etc work right out of the box (unlike virtuemart). New features are being added all the time and the free version is better than many other e-commerce paid-for versions out there!
In 35+ years of being a computer professional, Hikashop is one of the best designed, implemented and stable bits of software I've ever used. And the support is even better than that!
Quick, easy to use and very effective it allows a very professional shop with a very well thought out marketing aspect.
In addition, hikashop progressing quickly, with support at the top and very very responsive!
Do not hesitate, especially since the free version gives the essentials and other versions of the tools we give very interesting.
BRAVO hikashop and very long life ...
Support is excellent and fast. He Knows exactly where the bug was although the bug was caused by me and from the template css itself.
Am so impressed with the service that I purchased a licensed version. Well done, Hikashop. Will definitely use your program for future projects! 100 stars!!!
Thank you for your review.
On a side note, we are currently working on a redesign of our demo website so that it looks better and actually like a real shop.
I probably won't need to upgrade to the commercial version but plan to do so at some point as a way to thank these guys for their outstanding work and total commitment to their product.
Whenever I think that it can't do something, I am usually wrong, and when I write on the support forum, my questions are answered in a flash.
It doesn't make your website break, it works straight out of the box, and the support is wonderful.
I'm not a developer, but I have been able to make HikaShop look like it belongs to my site, and I have had no trouble figuring out how to use it.
If you are looking for something that just works for free, then get it. If you want all the bells and whistles, then get the business version - it's worth more than the listed price!
Well done guys, such a great find, and such a relief because I can stop looking now!
Outstanding work guys!
The only thing, that doesn't statisfy me, is no option to sell "with a delay"
*delivery time 2~3 days;
*delivery time 2~3 weeks (manufacturing).
All the rest is Ok!
Concerning credit cards processing, that's just not true. HikaShop includes more that 10 different payment plugins. Of which, moneybookers, authorize.net and alertpay are all valid alternatives to paypal in the USA.
Concerning shipping, we started working on a UPS shipping plugin as you said. It will come. In the mean time, you can use the manual shipping methods plugin to manually enter your shipping rates. You don't have to let your customers have a free shipping.
Please remember that HikaShop starter is an extension that we provide for free. We have an API to develop plugins so if you're missing a plugin, you can develop it or have it developed for you.
If you want to have your customers not register as a joomla user but just in HikaShop you can use the "registration" option under the tab checkout of the configuration of HikaShop for that.
Other than that, users in HikaShop are normal joomla users which can be in different joomla user groups (propects, customers, suppliers, employees for example). But that has nothing to do with HikaShop, it's handled by Joomla. So I don't understand the point you're trying to make.
If you have more information on your issue, you can post a message on our forum and we will look at it.