One of the most popular eCommerce solutions for Joomla! engine based websites is VirtueMart.
VirtueMart is an Open Source e-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System. You can install it on your website to add store functionality or use it in Catalog mode.
Since it is based on Joomla! engine, it also has maid Joomla! advantages:
Implementation of Joomla! Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields;
Simple installation and integration of other Joomla! extensions.
VirtueMart is a free software. It is released under the General Public License (GPL). No limitations exist for VirtueMart.
You can create and maintain a site with an unlimited number of categories, products, orders, customers, etc.
VirtueMart is very easy to use for beginners and experts since it offers a lot of built-in features to create your store professionally in a short time.
There are powerful SEM techniques used and already included such as meta tags, keys, follow policies, customizable page title and more for categories, products, manufacturers and media files.
You can easily increase your ranking position by combining meta settings with your product description, media description and manufacturer content.
With the help of different media types like video, audio, e-books, that are also available by default, you can provide full information, nice preview of the product to your customers and additionally enhance your rating by search engines.
Broad variety of available modules, plugins and components allows to extending the functionality of your online store according to your needs.
It is very easy to extend the functionality of VirtueMart engine by adding Plugins, Components, Templates and Modules to your shop.
Visit the extensions directory to see the list of available extensions.
You can also easily change the look and feel of your site by installing the Templates for Joomla! websites, that use CSS and HTML.
The product edit allows you to set different attributes, which are used in the shop logic, like:
multiple prices depending on currency, shopper group, amount, etc;
product dimensions (weight, size);
Product cloning and derivation allows you to create a bunch of similar products fast.
Related products help to push your shoppers to fitting products. They are usually displayed on the product detail view and the add to cart pop-up.
The shipment and payment features are implemented by plugins.
A lot of them are delivered with VirtueMart as default extensions. If you need to use a plugin or module that is not included – they are easy to install in one click.
Payment gateways natively integrated:
Cash on delivery.
VirtueMart also does the invoice handling for you.
You can define the order status the invoice should be created for in admin panel.
The history of the order status is logged.
You can also modify it to adjust the order on customer’s request.
Feel free to check out Template Monster Premium VirtueMart Templates.