E-commerce is often a problem to implement. However, there are easier ways to the development of high quality e-commerce stores. If you are a person who follows this industry for your business, then VirtueMart e-commerce development should be one of your considerations. Based on Joomla, it takes full advantage of the CMS and gives you the opportunity to present the desired functions without worrying about the security, speed and simplicity that VirtueMart brings to your E-commerce solution.
Joomla is equipped with excellent features compared to other CMS. Some of which are:
Extendable definitions of any content and their structuring make it possible to create very different applications, from company presentations to completely individual information systems.
Due to the sophisticated rights system and the various functions for communication between users, Joomla is ideally suited for sites with social interaction (Web 2.0).
A particular strength are the particularly adaptable modeling options for user groups, authorizations and assigned content.
In addition to its own functionality, Joomla has excellent options for seamless integration of all common social network services.
The framework creates modules that are compatible with one another and enables flexible, individual extensions. Data, business logic and presentation level are neatly separated from one another. Individual extensions fit seamlessly into the overall system.
Joomla makes it possible to provide all content and administration menus in multiple languages. The structure and links are retained, different automatic assignments of web addresses (URLs) to languages are possible - unlike other systems in which content has to be copied and practically the entire structure has to be maintained several times.
Joomla achieves a recognized high level of security. For example, Joomla is approved as a platform for government websites. Among other things, websites of governments and websites of large companies with high user traffic were created worldwide with Joomla.
This is another advantage of using Joomla over WordPress. Currently, Joomla is compatible with the most active sites globally, such as Twitter, The Economist, or Weather. Its scalability allows it to be able to handle regular traffic spikes or a large volume of visitors. Joomla offers plenty of configuration options and enables short response times even for very large websites.
Joomla is supported by a uniquely active and large developer community that is second to none. This makes Joomla particularly innovative and powerful when it comes to new solutions and the support of standards. Joomla is free software, without any restrictions in use. There is no cost to purchase, use, or maintain the generally available software.
Designed with the experience of more than 10 years, Virtuemart is fully compatible with Joomla. It has a very active community that provides fantastic extensions and extra plugins to provide more functionalities to the online store.
Virtuemart offers you a powerful product manager, being able to easily register items from your online store. It allows you to configure different prices and discounts by product and by type of buyers, so you can offer special prices to groups of buyers such as distributors, VIP clients, etc.
You can manage inventory or sell products out of stock or downloadable products. In addition, you can create different types of custom fields, such as sizes and colors, or design composite products for packs. You can also know the amount of your sales by status at all times, thanks to its sales report.
It has a discount coupon manager and the shipping and payment methods are fully configurable, being able to implement any payment system such as PayPal and bank transfer.
Furthermore, Virtuemart integrates very well with other highly recommended extensions. An example is the case of AcyMailing, a powerful Newsletter delivery manager. With it, you can inform your customers through email marketing of your products and news and send them a discount coupon to use on their next purchase.
Don't forget about positioning. Virtuemart will help you with this. The ultimate goal of any online store is for users to convert. For the number of monthly conversions to be attractive and profitable, you will have to implement actions and strategies to get high user traffic to the site.
In this sense, Virtuemart will help you, since it has a good base to work on organic search engine positioning (SEO). In addition to SEO, it is very important that you carry out other actions that complement your online store, such as having a Blog to be able to more easily position the keywords fundamental to your business, carry out advertising campaigns such as Google Adwords, have a presence in those social networks where your target audience is and conduct email marketing, among others.
Based in Canada, Hyperlink Infosystem is a leading I.T. solutions provider that specializes in VirtueMart development. Our team is made of experienced developers who have undertaken tons of VirtueMart development projects. We combine our creativity, experience, and attention to detail to make your project a success. We follow the best methods in developing, delivering, and sustaining complex app solutions. The whole team is at your disposal to advise you and guide you as best as possible towards solutions adapted to your needs.