Is free and asking is also free, gratitude to the developer.
It saved us from hours of work. You can configure all your shipping rates in just one screen and per zones in a really well though distribution.
The developer is friendly and always willing to help and his plugin does exactly what it says in the free version which is more than complete and the advanced plugin is really well worth the low price it has.
The checkout will load 4 times slower than Virtuemart core checkout.
If the programmer cared to make a better extension and make it core to VM instead of making money out of it, VM2 will have a much better checkout without so many issues. Then people will gladly pay his work.
The hard work is obvious in this component but the fact that he helps the VM team makes the VM community lack of a decent checkout and buy this component which is a serious modification to the core where you will find 4 css styles that may or may not suit your template, if thats your case like ours, you are done. Shame on the VM team and shame on him.
Sad times when open source is becoming a profit for a few.
Hello, firstly I thought that you are not referring to our extension, let me explain.
Our extension does absolutely no modifications to Virtuemart 2.0.6 and above, it uses a default plugin system to load. Prior 2.0.6 it fixes a few fatal errors in Virtuemart 2.
As a member of VM team we do not have access to modify the core VM code and our place is to fix bugs, not to create features or themes. We are developing OPC since 2008 far before any Virtuemart 2 was created. It is not possible that One Page Checkout-like solutions would be part of a default VM checkout because they require a specific approach to create compatibility, logic and theming.
The speed depends on your configuration of OPC and hosting. We accomplished to run plugins asynchronously in ajax thread so they do not slow down your checkout.
We keep backward compatibility from Virtuemart 2.0.0 which makes developement and support much more advanced. We also do support for OPC on Virtuemart 1.1.x.
Our component is released under GPL without any code obfuscation, or domain restrictions. You pay for us to keep the good work and provide continuous bug fixes, new themes and features.
You can make a basic setting in a few minutes or play with all the rules creating a professional reward system finally for VM.
About the developer one can only say that after a few e-mails you can see he loves his work and helping customers.
We are using version 1.5 and although the big pottential is in the 2.5 version of joomla and VM 2 the old version rocks and will help you a lot with your customers.
This should be core for VM, is the only way VM can look the same level as other more modern e-commerce solutions.
I must say all the positive reviews here are well deserved.
Installation went smooth, the component is really easy but with a lot of features.
Don't worry thinking is not as popular as VM or that it doesn't have so many modules and extensions cause the team is constantly developing new features.
The support is excellent and this means that they guys in the team even answer on a sunday or during the weekend and most questions are answered in few hours.
There's an extensive documentation on their webpage too covering all the areas.
The component still has some work to do specially in their shipping methods, quite limited right now but as their component becomes more and more popular have no doubt Hikashop is the present and future of e-commerce in Joomla.
After trying new version for some weeks I'm really dissapointed.
Administrator doesn't have and easy setup for begginers or even users with knowledge from 1.x versions.
When you release a new component and the older version is better there's something going wrong.
These new VM2.0 is though for developers which have a lot of time to tweak and understand how this component works, not recommended at all for begginers.
I couldn't even get my shop to show the price for products... something which shouldn't take me days to solve and I had my VM 1.x version perfectly set up.
There are better solutions out there right now and VM really has to work on their layout and simplicity if they want to reach others than developers.
This new version made me migrate to Hikashop and I have been a VM user for years now.
manuxx2, thank you for the review, but that's not true.
It might a problem in your template code. You can send me a link to your site and I will help you to find a decision.
Contact me from my website.
Thank you! :-)
Theres no plugin whatsoever for Virtuemart, and you can't earn points for buying products.
This may confuse users like me, please edit description.
This is a component for managin points given by other methods, articles send, reviews etc, but no integration with VM at all.
Would be perfect if you solved the issue about importing this images and add an option to to extract reports from different shopper groups.
Apart from this, the component is great and will save lots of hours, great improvement from the simple reports system on VM.
Hi manuxx2, in our latest release v1.4 we have included the "Shopper Groups" report area. Thank you for your feedback.
For the component it does what it says, works perfectly.