It is for simple shops and yet has advanced features like the ability to offer coupons or discounts.
I was concerned about shipping configurations as this needs to be very flexible with plenty of options when you ship worldwide but my concern was unnecessary, this shop handles it all just like the bigger more complicated ones do.
Tax configuration is flexible as well.
Certainly there is work to do to customize it to match your site layout & design as with every cart extension.
What I like most about it is how it integrates with joomla so well, its worth trying out if your looking for a shopping cart that is simple to install, configure and manage although I don't think it is the cart to use if you have hundreds or thousands of products.
Support answers every ticket & query within 24 hrs and has no problem understanding your points and they certainly know their component inside & out. I can't tell you how impressed I am with the support of these people, they are going to become serious competition in cart extensions as they continue to develop and improve this extension, which they are intent on doing. I'll be trying to convince all my clients to use this one in future because I'm confidant they will understand it in a very short time and that means less time I spend helping and/or fixing for them!
Working with jcommerce has been pretty simple for me since I've worked with oscommerce for 15 yrs or so and basically it is the same, just inside joomla admin.
Any questions I've had have received excellent support to date, I installed this aproximately 6 wks ago and I'm still happy with it. I highly recommend if you already know Oscommerce inside out and also work with joomla then this is the cart software for you. You'll be able to retain and use all the excellent features and add-ons you had previously which minimizes any change for your customers too. You can even connect to your old database if you prefer to still have that seperate from joomla.
Yes, you need to be familiar with joomla & phpmyadmin. You should be already if you work with OScommerce and Joomla!
This component creates a new oscommerce shop within joomla, which is virtually identical to the admin of oscommerce, so you'll already be familiar with it. Once installed you import your data from your existing oscommerce store into the new joomla marvikshop. As with any shop with many products, its going to be work to tweak and reconfigure where necessary so don't expect to get away without putting any effort into it. Quite frankly, if you cannot manage to work with this then perhaps you shouldn't be trying to develop and manage your own web site, let alone an ecommerce site.
This component is short on documentation, but then I find most components this complicated are - because the developers put all their effort into the component itself and keeping up with improvement requests. The price paid for this is peanuts compared to the effort this developer has put into making it. Thank you Marvikshop!
The beta version as of today's date is different from the stable version, it has the ability to send the content directly to the other site server!
I wrote to the developer after an issue installing and working with the stable version and had a reply back within the hour. Following his instructions to install the beta and read the documentation on his web site was all I needed to get going. Works a charm, what a fantastic tool for moving content to a new installation or onto a new server! This deserves awards and donations for it is going to save anyone who uses it a great, great deal of time.
Using Joomla 1.5.8 native
Thanks for reporting the bug you found. As you said, it's fixed in the new version (0.1.3). If no-one comes with any more major bugs, Modules in Content will probably be stable soon.
Thank you for your comments.
Version 1.5rc2 has been released. This version will display all (or any number) of quotes on one page as content.Please download new version
I installed a number of other category list creating extensions, to be used with another extension (Modules in Content) which would allow placing a module in the content of a page. None of the others worked when placed within the tags, but this one did! They both work beautifully together, allowing me to create a list from a category to place on the page content without having to create a lengthy submenu.