We support Virtuemart because it has been traditionally used in Joomla websites to provide e-commerce functonallity. For a new Joomal site that require a lower cost entry into e-Commerce we recommend MijoShop which is OpenCart intergrated into Joomla. If your demands, or vision, are more exacting them Magento is the only choice.

Opencart or Magento ?

  • Both are open source ecommerce platforms, neither limit users
  • Both are popular and have huge developer communities for support
  • Both are developed in PHP
  • Both are global ecommerce platforms supporting multiple languages and most currencies
  • Both are resource rich with add on products and plugins
  • Both use templates to upload products and can be maintained by non-programmers

OpenCart

OpenCart is great for start-ups and speed to market. It provides a powerful ecommerce shopping cart and great tools with a minimal investment.

  • Easier to use and set up although limiting at the high end
  • Lightweight, easy to integrate with CMS and easy to host.
  • The easy-to-use control panel is intuitive, allowing for simple administration

Magento

Magento allows businesses to compete at the highest levels with highly customizable shopping experiences, unlimited design restraints, and powerful SEO resources.

  • Virtually unlimited control over look and feel, user experience, content marketing and user interface
  • The largest group of independent developers on the web which means unlimited and affordable plug-ins, applications and integrations
  • Additional enterprise reporting options product search, sales, inventory and low stock reports