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
Joomla users would be foolish to try anything else. Well done guys for a superb extension.
I can't think of what to add to it. I won't ever change carts,and I'm buying the full version, I don;t need it for anything,t buying it because the developers deserve it.
Displaying a product on the front end is as easy as publishing a joomla menu:
It's too bad you didn't ask us on our forum, we would have answered your questions.
Eventually some of the features of their cheaper paid edition lured us into purchase and we were very happy. Excellent customer service... they are highly responsive, answering emails very quickly. We upgraded beyond that to their high-end (Business) edition and I highly recommend it.
HikaShop saved me lots of time & headache. I recommend this if you need a not so complicated shopping cart solution that just works.
Also, the support is first class - prompt and clear.
I had to abandon VirtueMart as it was just too hard for me (am a simple business user, not developer). HikaShop has all the features I need, and is easy to customise.
Congrats to dev team.
Highly recommended! Forget VirtueMart, a garbage crap.
The only flaw right now is that users (in some cases) has to click "Next" several times in order for cart to update with "shipping" and "payment method" information. Would call this a "half-bug".
Otherwise, thanks for a real good shopping cart.
Thank you for your review.
Please note that, in the latest version that we released today, we modified the shipping code of the checkout workflow to remove the extra step induced by the way the system was made.
The customization is amazing. Every module and menu item that you create for the component can be configured individually and there are dozens of options that you can choose from. Even the checkout process can be modified and fine tuned down to exactly as you'd want it.
This is by far one of the best components I've ever used and I'm very happy that I've switched from VirtueMart over to HikaShop. I'll never look back.