VirtueMart Ireland

VirtueMart is an e-commerce Shopping Cart product that we install and integrate for our Clients. This is a full-featured shopping cart with a complete set of features that will satisfy most standard e-commerce applications.  VirtueMart is a component of Joomla.

Full list of features:


  • Add as many products and categories as you want
  • Can be used as a catalogue only (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 colour to your products to offer product variations
  • Use product discounts (percentage/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”, “store-admin”, “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 / Customisation

  • 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 front-end administration (without having to login into the back-end 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
  • 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)
    Store-Owner-based tax calculation (e.g. in European countries)
  • Add your own shipping carriers and shipping rates


  • Use Safe SSL encryption (128-bit) and Shared SSL
  • Capable of live credit card processing
  • Supported payment providers:
    o online Credit Card Processing (AIM)
    o 2Checkout
    o PayPal (with IPN gateway)
    o Paymate
    o NoChex
    o WorldPay “IPN”
    o PayMeNow
    o eWay (XML transactions)
    o eProcessingNetwork
    o 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

“Nice” Features for Customers…

Joomla! / Mambo Integration

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

Free VirtueMart hacks/tweaks/modules

(Made available from the community, and growing daily!)

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

By | 2006-10-04T14:51:43+00:00 October 4th, 2006|Ecommerce Products|