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e-Commerce, Shopping Cart

VirtueMart is a highly configurable and customizable multi-language shopping cart solution for Joomla 2.5 and 3 with a large number of additional extensions.

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Please read our full list of features here
http://virtuemart.net/features/all-features

Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantage:
- Template overriding,
- Implementation of Joomla Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields, ...
- Simple installation and integration of other joomla extensions.
- Joomla 2.5 ACL

CATEGORIES
- nested categories
- with meta tags for seo
- with description and media

PRODUCTS
- with meta tags for seo
- short and long description
- dimensions (weight, size)
- multiple media
- variants, attributes
- unlimited child products and derivated levels
- product pattern (Parent product used as pattern for child products)
- related products
- reviews and ratings

SHOPPERGROUPS
- pricing depending by shoppergroups
- price display depending by shoppergroups
- payment/shipment depending by shoppergroups

SHOPPERS
- customizable shopper input form
- input form depended on registration, checkout or shipment
- recaptcha
- adressbook
- default Bill-to and Ship-to address
- default payment and shipment method

INVENTORY/STOCK
- stocking/inventory
- stock warning
- virtual stock (ordered but not finally bought)

PRICES
- various type of prices to display depended by shoppergroup
- prices adjusted by shopper choosen currency
- different currency format per currency
- unit price
- quantity based pricing

REAL MULTI CURRENCY
- auto updating rates
- add your own currencies for fixed currency rates

SEF/SEO
- default SEF/SEO integrated

DYNAMICAL CALCULATOR
- discounts based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
- tax based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
- discounts, tax per product and/or order
- discounts, tax have their own currencies (for duties)

PAYMENT
- based on plugins, already onboard:PayPal, Paypal Pro, Paypal Express Checkout, Klarna and Klarna Checkout, Sofort Banking and Sofort iDeal, Skrill, Heidelpay, Authorize.net, Realex(and a lot more in the net)
- minimal amount / maximal amount to use a payment
- transaction fees
- by countries
- by shopper groups

SHIPMENT
- based on plugins
- by shopper groups
- by countries

CHECKOUT
- guest checkout; completly anonymous checkout
- option to register at begin of checkout
- cart is an object, competly overridable by template
- cart is stored in the session
- multi-page checkout
- one page checkout
- SSL

ORDERS
- payment/shipment workflow
- history
- modifiable
- order tracking for anonymous users
- order editing
- pdf invoice, delivery note

PRODUCTS DISPLAY
- latest
- topten (most sold)
- newest
- featured
- sortable
- searchable
- shipment/payment

MULTILINGUAL
- native with joomla 1.7
- with extra joomla components (joomfish) for joomla 1.5

MARKETING PROMOTION AND TOOLS
- coupon handling

VirtueMart ist eine hochgradig konfigurierbare und anpassbare mehrsprachige Warenkorb-Lösung für Joomla 2.5 und 3 mit einer großen Anzahl von zusätzlichen Erweiterungen.

Functionality

Plenty of build in functionality and many options compared to other systems thanks to the wast amount of plugins for Joomla.

Ease of use

It's not easy as f.ex. Woocommerce but not that hard to get a shop working. After 3 years I still don't master it though.

Support

Great support forums!

Documentation

Just enough to get you going.

I used this to: Company webshop, since version 1.1.9. Currently building new site with the brand new 3.02.

I would give this extension rating "Excellent" if it was easier to upgrade. Minor upgrades was OK, but now we need to upgrade to Joomla 3 upgrade VM to version 2.9.9.x gives me heaches and problems I cannot easily solve.


In my opinion this is one of the best shopping cart solution for Joomla, it's free and full featured, even when there are additional commercial add-ons I found that the features for building a fully functional shopping cart are already included in the base extension.



The weak feature are the themes: it requires more than basic knowledge and a lot of time to be able to customize a theme. The available themes are just a few and most of them don't look modern and responsive, though as a whole shopping cart system it is still an excellent solution.


If you need a robust cart developed and supported by a solid professional team then look no further



I have looked at number of carts before migrating to VM2 from VM1 and was really suprised at just how much better VM2 is.



I was able to use all of the free included payment and shipping extension, but I know that if my business changes, there are loads of additional extensions that I could utilise.



The forum is very active - a simple search got me the solutions to most of my questions and when I asked a question with the right information I got very useful responses. It is good to know that I can get support from a wide user base rather than just depending on one or two developers (this appears to be the case in some of the other cart forums!)



You will want to spend time learning the product - and it is a good idea to have a test area/site to play with and learn on.



The VM team are actively adding features and ensuring the code is robust and secure.



I did consider cloud based options, but thank goodness I stayed with VM2 - I have far more control and access to my data.



I didn't think that this would be a problem but as my store has grown, I needed more control, being able to get at the data for reporting etc has given me the edge that I needed.



The negative reviews I see here, I just don't understand.



This is a solid and professional e-commerce solution. With a ton of essential and enhanced features, easy to template and customise as required.



I would happily pay for this extension - but the team offer it for free - go figure?



VM team keep up the great work!!


Continuous problems


Posted on 08 October 2014

It seems that every time Virtuemart creates something or fixes a bug they break something else. Just to get virtuemart to work well and display things neatly requires code and css customisations. Issues with sending out email notifications and a whole lot of other issues make it not profitable to use for my clients. I have moved all my clients to a new paid for extension.



Virtuemart is great in theory, but the development team needs to get it together.



Another issue I have with Virtuemart is how long it takes them to upgrade from one version of Joomla to another. Wake up Virtuemart we have been on Joomla 3 for the most part of this year already.


I used VirtueMart 1 long time ago, and since the shop needed a new face, I decided to go for VirtueMart 2.0.18 that time. The change was a bit difficult, because many things had changed and some were missing. Finding out that almost the whole core was rewritten, that was understandable, and I in hope of the things to come I stuck to VirtueMart. With version 2.6.6 coming up VirtueMart really improved a lot and I am really happy to find a lot of new features that really help to make the workflow go zoom. I am already testing two shops on VirtueMart 3 (VM 2.9.8 RC) and so far I could already publish them under Joomla 3.3. I especially like the new frontend editing, so you don't need to let everybody into Joomlas backend for product editing.

Well, there was a time when VM was not up to the edge but a redevelopement takes it toll. The gain is a much faster VirtueMart that uses much less resources than the versions before and brings features like dynamic child products, lots of rules for price calculation and a well working override system that let's you customize your shop in your own way.

Well done, VM-Team!


This is the fourth time we've use Virtuemart in our clients' website, so I guess we want to write a review to thank the developer for their great job. It has its rough edges (esp. on the SEO side) but it's not much of a problem due to the amazing flexibility it offers.



One of the best extension for Joomla! Great work Max and team - keep it up!


Even though it took some time for the 2.0.X versions to muture and be ready for primetime. Now when its 2.6x series this system is very very robust and good.



Alot of great templates for Virtuemart and its MVC structure makes it excellent to override CSS and create your own look and feel.



I really hope the 3.0 for Joomla 3 is around the corner!


"If you use VirtueMart, please post a rating and a review at the Joomla! Extensions Directory."

Beta tested ok. Production test ok! I sold my first article with virtuemart! Virtuemart rules!

Thank you for the support at the JoomlaDay


Joomla for shopping?


Posted on 26 May 2014

It work good for Joomla but not as good as I have expected. Lots of bug I’ve fixed to get it work. Hope they solve them soon than it can be a very good shopping extension for Joomla.

Owner's reply: I consider this as a fake review. VM2.6 is very bugfree, stable and robust. You do not mention the bug itself. You said you hope, we solve it soon, then tell us, what. People reading your review have no idea which kind of bug you mean. Why you had to solve it yourself, did you get help from our forum? The bugs are reported in the forum?

VirtueMart

Version:
3.0.2
Developer:
VirtueMart Team
Last updated:
Dec 19 2014
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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