- This extension has additional addons listed in an extension specific category.
- Include visible back link
It can be used for selling different products. There are also functions for selling musik files or videos. Products can shown with text, pictures and also audio or video files can be added to description. Other features: Customized PDF Bills. Modules for easy integration of payment providers and also import and export of datas are available.
The shop is special for those users who have also the target to get a good listing in Searchengines because JoomShopping was created from Webdesigner with many years of Searchengine Optimization.
The sourcecode is written in high quality for easy adding features and for stability and high security.
Supportforum you find on the website and there is also video installation manual for free of charge.
Sorry it is because we do not have a mail or phone support.
Some users think email adress on our site can be used for questions. We have now more then 100.000 joomshopping users and we not able to give awnsers to mails ..
So if you have questions we have a forum on our site.
Also we offer consulting but minimum order is 200 Euro and therefore maybe you can try at first to find awnsers in the forum.
The support forum is not as bad as some say. Not too friendly but short, factual and fast.
All in all its a very powerful and flexible extension. Thanks to the developers!
Just one point to critzize is the price of the link free version.
I'dont have problems to pay for good work but 199 Euro is not small money for just removing the copyright link...
The eCommerce functions are really quite impressive and it is apparent, that this extension has now been in development for years.
One drawback (which costs them one star in the rating) is their support philosophy: You are on your own, unless you pay. Now, their fees are absolutely reasonable compared with the professional market. That is not the point.
The point is, the amount of information that they put out for free is almost zero. Almost no info in the changelogs. In their forum (simply take a look) they answer mostly with 1 to 3 words and keep pointing to the same docs that did not help.
Get me right: I can live with that. I just think its fair that you know before installing this that you are on your own unless you pay! And that means you should have some development skills and tools and time at your hands (or money).
I personally have been using it for 6 months now. I had an update problem once (you have to use the update feature of the component and special update files), got no help other than telling me what I did wrong and had to spent some hours to get everything working again.
(Turns out many people make this update mistake, yet there is no clear warning!)
As you can see, I am absolutely rating this as "Good", based on the features and functionality (which in the end is what counts).
I just wanted to point to that support topic, which you have to be aware of (check also other ratings here and take a look at their forum).
Easy to install and configure and Joomla 1.7 native with multi language native support (no need for Joomfish or the sort). I highly recommend it if you don't need all those extras which come with VirtueMart. Give it a try and see if it has everything you need.
We've been using this system for almost a year now for a small PayPal based shop and have taken hundreds of orders with no problems. Can't recommend it highly enough.
+ Easy to install, no problems
+ Easy to configure the admin, menus are really easy to understand
+ Many options available to configure the products, attributes, order status, shipping, payment modes...etc
+ Works flawlessly without any errors
Suggestions for improvement
- Admin panel should include an option to configure and send HTML invoices (Currently have to edit the orderemail.php)
- Coupons should allow an option for discounts for selected products only (Currently can only set by value or %, which applies to all products)
- Import XML feature for shipping rates/weights
- Member signup fields should be part of the checkout process so that the purchase flow would be more seamless
Overall a very good extension and many thanks for sharing it. Do let me know if you have a donations page as I would like to make a contribution.
The template integration was also done quickly, we are very pleased with the way it looks on the front end.
The only problem I had was when I tried to set-up the menu items.
You can also check the forum with the answer to that, it needed some adjustments in a file. That is not very good as not everybody is able to make changes to php files. Might be a good idea to look into the code.
Some mention that there are no payment gateways other than paypal available. Yes that is true but Paypal is a good gateway, it is widely available and you can pay as guest or through your account.
Overall, well done, thank you!
We not understand what means there is no other gatway modul for other payment systems.
There are in JoomShopping Standart some and there are several which can be bought as addon option from our site with small amount.
Also we do customizing in case somebody want to get a integration on other payment system.
Please everybody need to understand .. we also not able to give everything for free. Therefore support costs money if you need also development or if you want to remove our link from joomshopping frontend.
It is sometimes frustrating to get positive feedback about all of joomshopping and only from those users who want to get free support, to get negative voting.
So again and hope for future .. JoomShopping can be used for free but NOT Support and NOT Customzing! We can not develop a good product in case we have to pay for other users to integrate them for free our software in their enviorment as they wish
I used their fixed price PayPal integration service for PayPal and was pleased. Fast and problem free.
Some complain that the price for the commercial/logo free version is excessive. Personally, I'm always glad to support developers in this way. It is a comprehensive product and well worth the price!
Thanks for your feedback and that you like our work!
Good luck in the future!
Thank you ... this was our main goal when we started this project.
We wanted to create a shop .. more simple to use as other shop systems from joomla on the market...
Thanks for reply
We not understand what was issue?
I should have all product in by Monday, have my Contact screen, my links page and still be done in time for Monday Night Football.
What can I say bad? Yeah, the forum is in German. Darn! I had to use Google.
Thanks for fair voting .. even with our german forum ;)
It can be customized, but the only thing that is missing are the payment options. I've used this extension for a year, and now my client asked me to add credit card payment support, and I didn't find anything helpfull. So I may be forced to change the e-shop extenstion, only for this fact.
I thing that the payment options are a very important when we are talking about a e-comerce platform.
To be honest .. do not know what you mean.
There is paypal and sofortüberweisung allready integrated and free to use. There are many others as plugin on our website which can be bought for a very small amout of money.
If there is a question why we ask for money for some of the plugins. This is because we did those plugins only for a very small amount of users. Only a few are using thoses because we have many features in our standart joomshopping wich is free of charge allready included. So hope users understand that for those extra programming we did, we have to charge those plugins with a small amount of money to get some development costs back.
First of all, the core (free) component is fairly well put-together. For the most part, it works. There are some things that will be awkward, especially for US residents, like the taxes. Here are a few:
1. There is no way to link directly from the menu to a specific category - it requires a workaround of "External URL."
2. Same with linking to a particular product.
THOSE are Biggies, if you want to link to more than "Shop" or "All Products."
3. The taxes are set up primarily for VAT, which is great for Europeans. Not so much for the US. As far as I can tell,t here is no way to create state-specific (or city-specific) tax rules. AND it can be a bit confusing to try to figure out how it calculates the taxes.
4. The templates are all done in tables. Not ideal, but it's a quibble, I admit.
Here's the biggie, though...
So far, after purchasing several of his paid options (zoom template + import options), not a single one works.
In addition, I've sent multiple emails through the site without a single response, and yet, when I disputed the purchase with PayPal, he responded to them within 2 hours.
PayPal ruled in his favor (they have a policy about downloaded goods), but was kind enough to give me my money back as well, because I am an excellent client, and they believed my claim.
This is NOT something most people can look forward to.
- Feel safe using what is offered for JoomShopping for free.
- Beware ANY of the commercial options, unless you have money to throw away.
- Keep the notes about restrictions above in mind.
What you are writting is strange . .. we have thousands of clients which are using joomshopping and our components and moduls ..
and non of them had found a bug yet ...
Only a few without basic skills have problem but we can not teach people how Joomla is working .. why you just writting those text...
we offer installation service.. . you seams to be one guy which want all for free and free support .. after not got free support try to write those text ...
Sorry if you just not know basics .. then don`t use our shop. We are not able to give a free support for free ... we have thousands of users and we would not be able to create new features or improve the shop in case single users want free support.
For example we offer you to buy a day of installation service and if there is ANY Bug which was the reason for your problem we will refund this money for this day .. WE ARE SHURE ... the mistake is on our site .. We can garante that what you are writting about problems is only from not correct configuration of your webserver, or not correct installing because of less skills ...
Therefore we offer installing service with money back guarantee if there is a bug which caused your problems , because there is NO Bug.
Since this is a free extension, you might expect a poor support history, and indeed, this is true. The developing company seems to be under the impression that you can release software for free, and only provide paid support. There is an online forum, and simple questions are answered therein, however anything complicated is deferred to paid support.
To that end, I have posted multiple times about requesting support which I will pay for, and I have sent the company emails, and submitted the contact form on the site. I have not received ANY reply's to these messages. It's as if these messages don't ever make it to the company.
Summary: If you need Joomla 1.6 or 1.7 and a basic store, this will be perfect.
If you need something non standard, stick with Virtuemart.