Cart Features


  • Unlimited number of Products and Categories
  • Catalogue Mode allows you to turn of the Shopping Cart Features
  • Unlimited Category/Subcategory depth
  • Products can be assigned to multiple Categories
  • Sort your Products and Categories the way you like
  • Sell downloadable Goods like MP3s, Templates, Videos or Software
  • Add Images and Files (e.g. Data Sheets) to every Product for your customers’ convenience
  • Add Attributes like Size or Color to your Products to offer product variations
  • Use Product Discounts (percantage/total, time limited or not)
  • Show Details & images for every Item
  • comfortable and flexible Product Import & Export using CSV Files
  • Manage and control the Stock Level for Products and Items
  • Automatically notify Customers when a Product is back in Stock
  • Feature specific products by setting them “on special”

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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”, “storeadmin”, “shopper” or “demo” to allow the administration by other users (assign products to vendors and allow those vendors to maintain only their products)

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Affiliate Tracking

Easy Configuration / Customization

  • 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 Frontend Administration (without having to login into the Backend 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

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Shipping Addresses / Rates

  • Shoppers can add individual Shipping Addresses
  • Add your own Shipping Carriers and Shipping Rates using the “Standard Shipping” feature
  • Fetch Shipping Rates live from Intershipper, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, and more...

VirtueMart has a documented Shipping Module API for your own custom payment modules.

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Tax Rates

  • Product prices can be displayed “including tax” or not (set for each shopper group)
  • Support for different Tax Modes:
    • Shipping-Address-based tax calculation (city/state & country/region)
    • Store-Owner-based tax calculation
    • European Tax Mode (Tax Rate of the Originating Country is used)
  • Support for multiple Tax Rates (7% for food or books, 19% for other goods)

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  • You can use safe SSL encryption (128-bit) and Shared SSL
  • Capable of Live Credit Card Processing

Virtuemart supports a lot of Payment Gateways.
This is a list of pre-installed Gateways (maybe not all listed):

More Payment Modules can be found in the Download Section.

VirtueMart has a documented Payment Module API for your own custom payment modules.

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Order Management

  • Complete Order Management
  • Automatically notify your customers when the Order Status changes
  • Order Change History
  • Custom Order Status Management

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"Nice" Features for Customers...

  • Let your customers easily search for products through a search form
  • Shoppers can see, in what time a product will usually ship, on product-details page (with nice images!)
  • Shoppers can manage their user accounts
  • Shopper can view all their orders (and order details)
  • Order Confirmation mail (customizable!) is sent to shopper and store owner

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Joomla! / Mambo Integration

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

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Joomla Templates: from JoomlaShack