All is (joomla) plugin driven, so completely SEF friendly. For developers: SimpleCaddy plugins are easy to create and integrate so you can have the paymenty gateway or shipping solution you dreamed of.
New: Downloadable content support: define your product as downloadable and SimpleCaddy makes sure the product has been paid for before anyone can download it.
Paypal returns still mark your orders as "Paid".
Paypal is delivered as a standard plugin so that other payment methods can be presented on the same page.
Taxes can now be defined per destination and are inmplemented as a joomla plugin, all configurable from inside SimpleCaddy. You can set taxes for specific destinations to be different from others.
Shipping uses a simple points system.
The Joomla standard Extra Fields are used a Custom Fields in SimpleCaddy. So you can use Joomla to gather your necessary info about your clients.
Carts can be shown anywhere in your site, with individual css if you like.
To overcome the difficulties of multiple configurations and options in your plugin calls, an editor-extension button is also included in the package.
The author frequently provides incomplete answers to questions from many users on the forum, or assumes you know which file needs to be edited and where it's located, or simply doesn't answer questions at all, or just says that a question has been answered before and to search for the answer. As an example, I've had a simple question open for about six weeks and it still has not been resolved.
If you can overlook the sketchy support, then SimpleCaddy is a good solution.
It may be a free product, but i willingly donate for something that makes my life much easier.
Well done Henk, great Job!!!
We sent you a donation !
I had a really hard time to discover how to configure the system. The switch to plugins means that the settings are just all over the place and the help pages are still rather chaotic. I gave up because I could not discover how to setup different taxes for product categories or per product.
You may have looked "everywhere" but I haven't seen you on the very active forum. It is true that a switch to plugins means a little more work for the user, but the benefits are clearly huge. I would have like to see you on the forum where you can freely ask your questions and in 99% of the cases get your answer.
Settings all over the place, same as for Joomla, Plugins have settings in the plugin config and in the plugin parameters. Component has global config in one place. I'm not sure what you mean with "all over the place". As for the taxes setup, the forum is your friend.
I would recommend this to anyone who has a small shopping need and use the forum for any configuration anomalies as it has most of the issues resolved.
Oh! Did I say its FREE?
If you're looking for something simple for your visitors to use to purchase things on your website - ESPECIALLY if you're using Phoca gallery - the integration is tight and makes a potentially arduous task really simple!
Kudos to the forums team for their support too :)
They quickly figured out where I made my mistake and got me going.
I don't think it possible to have a store up and running faster.
The software has got a few flaws. The order total costs are in the email displayed including the shipping costs. In the SC component on the back end the total costs are lower, excluding the shipping costs. That's odd. You can't grant rights to e.g. the 'manager' user group on the caddy component using the admin interface.
It's true you shouldn't set up a website without proper knowledge of html and css. You need it to give the SC elements a nice look, as it's basic text and a button by itself. To work your way around the flaws one needs more. I'm in a lucky position being a software developer. Though I don't know much about PHP I could repair some of the unwanted behavior. Others might need the help of the forum or the developers, or live with some odd characteristics.
It's a very basic, simple and manageable solution for a website with some very basic, simple e-commerce. If that suits you, try it. It helps me out a great deal (imagine the work I don't have to do now that I can use SimpleCaddy). It can be improved though, even within these limits, so i'll score it a 4 out of 5.
Please keep in mind that the version of SC used here was NOT made for J2.5 and does not take advantage of all the extra stuff from J2.5.
Improvements are always possible, everyone is encouraged to share his or her ideas for improvement as has been done over the last few years.
1)your website needs improvement
2)your documentation is fine but you need to show either video or screenshots with details how to integrate with phoca
3) your forum nobody replies it s been 3 days to my request
4)whosoever will get this has to know that yes it is much simpler than Virtuemart and yes it is possible to integrate it easily with phoca galleries
but me personally it took me about 4 hours and that it was because i discovered what i had to do by my self
however... when i found out i realized it is very easy! but took me 4 hours
GREAT JOB OVER ALL i would of gave 4.9 out of 5 but unfortunately the system only allows this much
It seems the same problem as in the time when static websites were usual. Everybody was saying "Oh I know some HTML! I can do a site myself!" and than the crying started because there was mor to a website than just some lines HTML.
With joomla ist seems to be the same.
The people read something like "Have your own webite in seconds without knowing anything about HTML!!! Hooray!!!"
It's true! As long as you don't need your own design and are pleaed with all the standard options.
So I would recommend a lot of guys and gals here just to learn the basics before playing, ohterwise one has no clue what is going on with a CMS and their extensions.
So before you complain, learn the stuff. Otherwise all the moaning here is so incompetent...
He logged in, used FTP, installed a database program and fixed it. So: Great help!
As we wanted an event list for the markets they go to, joomla was the answer with simple caddy as the shop. It works beautifully. Easy and quick to set up. The only quirk we have is it duplictes the order emails, but the paypal one shows the order and the payment, so thats what matters.
Looked through the forum and can see no mention of duplicate emails, So it could be my config. Now there is a 1.7 version, We will migrate after the christmas rush. Highly recommended.