What is VirtueMart?
VirtueMart is an open-source e-commerce extension of Joomla, which is a Content Management System (CMS). It is a complete e-commerce solution written in PHP and uses MySQL. You will need to either already have Joomla or install it in order to implement VirtueMart.
Why should I use VirtueMart?
VirtueMart is best suited for websites with low to medium level traffic flow. It can be run in two modes, in Shopping Cart or Catalogue mode. This can be good for businesses that want to run an online store, or just create a catalogue for customers to view without purchasing online, enabling them to contact the company directly.
What are the benefits of VirtueMart?
VirtueMart is exclusively used together with Joomla, as it is not a standalone product. Both Joomla and VirtueMart are totally free for use, but hosting for the website has to be paid. This means that websites will be already equipped with features and benefits of Joomla. VirtueMart is also extendable on its own, and here are some features that VirtueMart offers:
Can I customise my VirtueMart store to fit my requirements?
VirtueMart also allows full customisations to the cart and checkout process for businesses looking to go beyond the traditional user registration process. There is support for SSL certificates to ensure that customers’ information is secure. As Joomla offers multi-language support, so does VirtueMart for e-commerce stores. This can be done using extension packs.
What about SEO on VirtueMart?
VirtueMart allows businesses to implement dynamic pricing and display prices as well as to conduct transactions in different currencies. They also have SEO focused tools to aid businesses in boosting websites.
How can I get community support from the web?
VirtueMart is supported by a community of developers and users that ensure a steady flow of updates should one need assistance regarding their website. A VirtueMart Documentation Center offers documents available in multiple languages to aid users and developers.
What are some examples of websites running on VirtueMart?
Nintendo – Electronics and Video Game Company
Nintendo is a Japanese multinational video game and electronics company. Currently, all their Nordic websites run on VirtueMart.
Arturia – Electronics Company
Arturia is a French electronics company that designs and manufactures electronic musical instruments.
Treknology3 – Bike Distributor
Treknology3 is a bicycle retail and distribution company based in Singapore.