Special congratulations need to go to the developers for this component. It is extremely well written and there support is probably the best i have experienced in all the years i have been working with Joomla.
With this component you can manage all your products in Virtuemart, Mijoshop or Aceshop etc and it will automatically export them to ebay saving you time managing ebay. No more using Turbo Lister or their other rubbish, time consuming tools. With this component all you have to do is check ebay for sales. It will even update your Joomla site if something is sold on ebay and vice versa.
I used this plugin for Virtuemart but i have recently switched to Mijoshop and i was worried this plugin wouldn't be available for it but polishedgeek informed me they have nearly finished developing JoomLister for Mijoshop already.
Trust me, buy this component today and your sales will go through the roof.
In short don't waste your time looking for another ecommerce solution or keep bashing away with Virtuemart trying to get it to work.
Please trust me and buy this component and you wont look back.
I think special congratulations need to go to the developers of Mijoshop. They have given us all the benfits of Opencart with all the benfits of Joomla in one package. There support is some of the best i have experienced in all the years i have been working with Joomla. They have loads of free plugins for Mijoshop available to subscribers on their website already. Just download them and 'one click install' them.
I had one templating issue mainly due to being new to opencart and not fully understanding it's structure. I sent them a ticket and they logged in and fixed it for FREE! and customised it for me so it was the way i wanted it. Now i see what they have done and how it works it will be easy to further customise it in future if i need to but having said that i'm not sure i ever will. It does everything you need. They did over and above what i would expect developers to do for free. Some of the best customer service i have experienced. Well done Mijosoft.
As an experienced Virtuemart user for many years now, having built over 50 ecommerce websites with it, I have finally had enough. The new version VM2.0 has so many faults and it is nearly impossible to achieve simple things such as a single trade user price per product. In VM you can only do a global discount percentage per group, without doing some impossible calculations using a plugin or heavily customising it.
Opencart has most of the features you need built in and what's more there are over 6000 extensions already made for it. No more purchasing a Sage Pay or World Pay plugin each time you need one, it is built in!! If you want to do something a little out of the ordinary you can buy a plugin on the opencart site. Opencart is very easy to use, well written and very well thought out.
I needed to supply the customer a fairly complex shipping calulation system based on a variety of variables, £18 off the opencart site, done and works like a dream, and an extremely complex volume discount system, with varying amounts, per product, per discount group. No problem with opencart, you just create you groups and then type the prices and quantities in. Done. Trust me I wish i had tried it years ago. It is really easy to style with CSS, looks great 'out the box' and there are loads of templates available for it.
I have used some awesome plugins for Virtuemart over the years such as import/export tools, exporting to ebay and google base and i was worried Mijoshop wouldn't be able to do this but the import/export tool is free and works great and polishedgeek are developing the ebay export tool as we speak.
Notice to all Virtuemart users, jump ship now!
I had a problem trying to find the token in paypal. It took ages to get paypal to tell me where it was so for anyone else who needs to know please follow these instructions.
you have to enable Payment Data Transfer, and to do so follow these steps:
Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.
Click "Profile" at the top of the page.
Click the "Website Payment Preferences" link in the Selling Preferences column.
Click the Payment Data Transfer "On" radio button.
It might say in order to use Payment Data Transfer, you must turn on Auto Return.
If so turn that on.
A confirmation message will appear at the top of the page indicating that you have successfully enabled Payment Data Transfer.
Your identity token will appear within that message, as well as below the PDT On/Off radio buttons.
As part of the Payment Data Transfer process you will need to pass PayPal the identity token, along with the transaction token, in order to display the transaction details to your customers. For more information on Payment Data Transfer, please refer to the Order Management Integration Guide by following these steps:
Go to the PayPal website and log in to your account.
Click the "Merchant Services" tab.
Click "View all Features" under the PayPal Website Payments Standard section.
Click '"Backend Integration."
Click "Learn more" in the Payment Data Transfer section.
Click "Order Management Integration Guide."
To view this guide, Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required. We recommend using the latest version available for your operating system. To download or update Adobe Acrobat Reader, click 'Adobe Acrobat'.
Once Payment Data Transfer has been turned on, Payment Data Transfer notification will occur when a user has completed their payment. If PayPal Account Optional is turned on then a new user will need to choose to continue to your website in order to trigger Payment Data Transfer notification.
If you also need notification of transaction reversals (such as chargebacks), refunds, and subscription events, please also enable Instant Payment Notification (IPN)