VirtueMart eCommerce Development

VirtueMart eCommerce Development

VirtueMart is an open source eCommerce solution used within the Joomla! content management system. Provided in PHP/MYSQL as a plug-in for Joomla!, VirtueMart is the leading online shopping solution.

The Customizable Web Development Services offered by Us can upgrade your existing website, or build a Fresh Design and install a new Joomla system from scratch. All systems developed by our award winning team are designed to align with your marketing agenda. To learn more, please submit a Web Design Project request. Here are some of the features provided by VirtueMart system:

Products/Categories:

  • Add as many Products and Categories as you want
  • Can also be used just as a catalogue (without cart features)
  • Unlimited Category/Subcategory depth, products can be assigned to multiple categories
  • Sort your Categories the way you like
  • Sell downloadable Products like MP3s, Templates, Videos or Software
  • Add a Thumbnail and a full size Image to every Product via your Browser
  • Add Attributes like Size or Color to your Products to offer product variations
  • Use Product Discounts (percantage/total, time limited or not)
  • Show Details & images for every Item
  • CSV Upload, (CSV Import & Export)
  • Manage the Stock Level for Products and Items
  • Automatically Notify Shoppers when a Product is back in Stock
  • Feature specific products by setting them “on special”

Shopper Groups / User Management

  • Add Shoppers and assign them to different shopper groups
  • global Shopper Group Discounts
  • multiple prices can be added to a Product, each for an own shopper group or a quantity range
  • Restrict “Display prices” to specific user groups
  • Access Management: assign users to user groups like “admin”, “storeadmin”, “shopper” or “demo” to allow the administration by other users
  • (assign products to vendors and allow those vendors to maintain only their products)

Easy Configuration / Customization

  • Manage your shop through an easy and completely Joomla/Mambo-integrated interface
  • A “Welcome Screen” shows your daily Shop Statistics: A Summary with “number of customers”, “number of orders”, “5 newest customers” and so on
  • capable of Frontend Administration (without having to login into the Backend of Joomla/Mambo)
  • global Price/Currency Display Formatting
  • Templates for Product Display Pages
  • Extend the Shop with other Modules and Functions
  • Manage different Currencies, Countries

Shipping Addresses / Rates

  • Shoppers can add individual Shipping Addresses
  • Fetch Shipping rates live from Intershipper, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, …
  • Write your own Shipping Modules using the Shipping API

Tax Rates

  • Product prices can be displayed “including tax” or not (set for each shopper group)
  • Choose between Shipping-Address-based tax calculation (city/state & country/region)
  • OR

  • Store-Owner-based tax calculation (e.g. in european countries)
  • Add your own shipping carriers and shipping rates

Payment

  • Use safe SSL encryption (128-bit) and Shared SSL
  • Capable of live credit card processing
  • Supported Payment Providers:
    • authorize.net online Credit Card Processing (AIM)
    • 2Checkout
    • PayPal (with IPN gateway)
    • Paymate
    • NoChex
    • WorldPay “IPN”
    • PayMeNow
    • eCheck.net
    • eWay (XML transactions)
    • eProcessingNetwork
    • and more…
  • Payment Module
    API for custom payment modules…

Order Management

  • Complete Order Management
  • Automatically notify your customers when the Order Status changes
  • See who has ordered: IP address storing
  • Extend the pre-defined order statuses with your own ones

“Nice” Features for Customers…

  • Let your customers easily search for products through a search form
  • Shoppers can see, in what time a product will usually ship, on product-details page (with nice images!)
  • Shoppers can manage their user accounts
  • Shopper can view all their orders (and order details)
  • Order Confirmation mail (customizable!) is sent to shopper and store owner

Joomla! / Mambo Integration

  • Registration while checkout automatically registers the user to the global user table (registration is necessary for purchasing items)
  • Complete integration of the layout using Joomla!’s standard CSS styles
  • Easy installation / uninstallation using the Joomla/Mambo Installer

Free VirtueMart hacks/tweaks/modules

  • Zone Shipping Module from Zephware.com
  • Flypage Admin Link for phpShop
  • Latest Products for phpShop (as a seperate module)
  • Mini Cart for phpShop (also available as a separate module)
  • Random Products for phpShop (as a seperate module)
  • Featured Products for phpShop (as a seperate module)
  • Special Products Manager for phpShop
  • Report Basic (for statistical purposes)