What is VirtueMart?

VirtueMart is a plug-in component for the Joomla CMS that provides fully integrated ecommerce facilities. Unlike stand-alone shopping cart solutions like osCommerce, Zen cart and Magento, the Joomla and VirtueMart combination provides a single integrated management system where you can control both site information content and manage your e-commerce shop, making it perfect for both simple e-Commerce stores, or where you need a store that will integrate with other functionality such as community, social, and marketplace sites.

General Features

• Supports Secure Sockets Layer (https) Encryption (128-bit)
• Flexible Tax Models : Ship To Address-based Tax Calculation, Store Address-based Tax Calculation, and EU Mode (Store Owner based Tax Calculation when Customer comes from an EU Country)
• Shoppers can manage their own user accounts
• Multiple shipping address management
• Order History: Shopper can view status of current orders and details of all their previous orders
• Automated order management and e-mail system
• Multiple currencies
• Multi-vendor capability
• Fully integrates with Joomla MVC template management, providing total layout flexibility without compromising ability to keep updated to the latest version

Product Catalogue Features

• Powerful web-administration interface
• Manages an unlimited number of products and categories (we've built a site with over 400,000 products!)
• Can be used as a shop or just as an online catalogue without prices
• Internal search engine
• Product ratings & reviews (moderated or auto-published)
• Featured products
• Product availability management
• Handles downloadable products
• "Product is back in Stock" notification for subscribed customers

Administration Features

• Multiple images and files (brochure / specification sheet) by product
• Product attributes (like size or colour)
• Parent / Child product relationships
• Custom fields
• Shopper groups allow different price levels and payment options
• Multiple prices per product (quantity based and/or shopper group based)
• Flexible price display (number & currency formatting; including or excluding tax)
• On-the-fly price conversion between different currencies using Live Rates from the ECB or other banks
• Stock level control
• Order management with order history, customer notification, and order editing
• Basic reporting
• Order status management
• Manage different currencies, and countries

Payment Modules

• Capable of live credit card processing
• Pre-defined payment gateways like authorize.net®, PayPal, 2Checkout, eWay, Worldpay, PayMate and NoChex
• Can be extended with other payment modules using the Payment Module API (e.g. Protx/SagePay)

Want to see some example Virtuemart sites? See our portfolio