I don't write many reviews but this component and the developers deserve one.
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!