NEW UPDATE 2.0 now the system asks to the user when he tries to purchase both credits and products in the same order, and clean automatically the cart from credits or products - based on user choice. It's now finally perfect, a virtuemart plugin to build a fotolia-like webstore.
The Credit Points plugin uses the Virtuemart Reward Points as user points manager to build a professional credit points system in joomla 1.7/2.5 and VM2.x. It is also compatible with alpha user points (and so with jomSocial points).
The extension lets you to buy credits points using paypal, credit cards, neteller, autorize.net... and any other virtuemart payment method! and to pay with points (credits) the products in your store!
When users buy credits, they will use any other payment method than credits, when users purchase products, they will use only credits payment!
You have only to publish a "Credit pack product" (a vm product that uses "credit points" custom field, installed by the plugin). All regular products without this custom fields will be purchasing only with credits, while the "credit produt" is purchasing only with the other "regular" payment methods you builded.
Customers can earn other credits by using rules set on the Virtuemart Reward Points (or Alpha User Points, optional) so the credits can also earn reward points!
Just one ecommerce manager (Virtuemart). Just one cart (the Virtuemart one) to purchase both, credits and products, and an intelligent "auto-switching" payment methods.
Being a part of VIrtuemart Reward Points Extension, it is compatible with AlphaUserPoints and alpha points.