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byNicholasJohn16, October 27, 2010
I've just started using HikaShop and I have to say I'm already impressed. The user interface is amazing. It's very well laid out; you can tell the developer put a lot of though into it.

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.
byNicholasJohn16, October 27, 2010
When I decided to open a store on my site, I was a bit excited. I had seen and heard great things about Virtuemart and was very excited to start using the component, but after beginning to use it, I began to wonder why I had heard such great things about it. In fact, I know wonder why I've ever heard good things about it and I have no idea why it's an Editor's Choice.

To say that this component is buggy is an understatement. I ran into dozens of fields that simply wouldn't work. For example, I couldn't edit any of my User's Details and I couldn't get pricing attributes to ever save. Most times I had just gave up and had to edited the databases manually. Lots of times, the pages wouldn't load properly when I was configuring it, spitting out tons of errors.

Their documentation is actually rather good, but documentation only goes so far. The rest of the time, you need some good support and there simply is no support for this component. All of my threads on their forum went completely unanswered. From what I saw, most threads on their support forum go completely unanswered. They like to point out that their forum for community support, but that community needs to be lead by the devs which I didn't see at all.

You may like what this component offers; you might think that this or that feature is a killer that you can only get from this component, but trust me, it's not worth it. Don't even waste your time installing it. Try out some of the other great alternatives.