Ecommerce

If you’re thinking of starting an online shop you need a powerful ecommerce system that is easy to use and has every feature you will ever need.

We can install any CMS that you desire but our favoured and best value solution is to use VirtueMart in conjunction with Joomla. This gives you an all singing and dancing, online outlet combined with all the power that Joomla gives you over your website’s content.

Tracey Bell Sells treatments and products for all manner of dental and medical needs, as well as an extensive range of high-end cosmetics. Built using Joomla with VirtueMart and hosted on a secure SSL server.
The Climate Online store for server room monitoring products. Uses Joomla with VirtueMart as well as a bespoke payment module to connect to NetBanx and a bespoke support modification to automatically add 17% to the checkout total, which can be removed by the customer.
Fresh Impression / Vitablocs A set of two independant ecommerce sites selling various dental products. Boith built using CRE Loaded with ProtX and PayPal payment modules.
Perfectly Pure Skincare A site selling purely organic and natural cosmetics. Built using osCommerce with PayPal and ProtX payment modules.
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VirtueMart supports all the features that you’d see on sites such as Amazon and Dell. It supports an unlimited number of products and categories that can be arranged in an unlimited tree-like hierarchy. Products can be in the form of actual goods, downloadable files, media and software or services such as courses and subscriptions.

VirtueMart is very easy to modify and tailor to individual requirements. We can fit it into any template design and add any functionality to it that you can find on any other ecommerce site. We can make your online shop look however you want it to.

It doesn’t have to be VirtueMart. We can make any other available ecommerce software package fit, pixel perfectly, into any template design.

Features & Advantages

General Features
  • Capable of using Secure Sockets Layer (https) Encryption (128-bit)
  • Flexible tax models
    • Model 1: ShipTo address-based tax calculation
    • Model 2: Store address-based tax calculation
    • Model 3: EU Mode (Store owner based tax calculation when customer comes from an EU Country)
  • Shoppers can manage their user accounts (registration required)
  • Shipping address management (customers can enter their own shipping addresses)
  • Order history: shopper can view all their previous orders (and order details)
  • Order confirmation mail (customisable!) is sent to shopper and site owner
  • Multiple currencies (display prices in £ & $ & €)
  • Multilingual
Product Catalog Features
  • Powerful web-administration interface
  • Manages an unlimited number of products and categories
  • Can be used as a shop or just as an online-catalog (you can even turn off price display)
  • Quick search for products, categories and manufacturers; filter by features or discounted products
  • Product ratings & testimonials (moderated or auto-published)
  • feature specific products by setting them "on special"
  • Product availability: show how fast a customer can expect delivery
  • Handles downloadable products (virtual goods)
  • "Product is back in stock" - notification for subscribed customers
Administration Features
  • Multiple images and files (like spec sheets and flyers) per product
  • Product attributes (like size or color) can be added to product
  • Product types for classification (like "car", "motorbike" or "music album")
  • Shopper groups for customers (allows different price levels and payment options)
  • Multiple prices per product (quantity-based and/or shopper group-based prices)
  • Flexible price display (number & currency formatting; including or excluding tax)
  • On-the-fly price conversion between different currencies using live rates from the ECB or other banks
  • Shop statistics / control panel with a summary of new customers, new orders....
  • Stock level control for products and item
  • Order management with order history, customer notification and order edit functionality
  • Basic reporting feature: sold items, monthly/yearly revenue
  • Order status management
  • Manage different currencies & countries
Payment Modules
  • Capable of live credit card processing
  • Pre-defined payment gateways like ProtX, PayPal, 2Checkout, eWay, Worldpay, PayMate and NoChex
  • Extend your shop with other payment modules using the payment module API!
Shipping Modules
  • Flexible shipping carriers and rates configuration
  • Live-shipping rates using shipping modules (e.g. InterShipper, UPS, USPS, FedEx or Parcel Force; modules can use the shipping rate API).
  • Extend your shop with other shipping modules using the shipping module API!

Supported Shopping Carts

There are many shopping carts / ecommerce packages available. The below is a list of some of the ones that Dotcom Development has experience with.

  • VirtueMart / Joomla
  • CS-Cart
  • Magento
  • Actinic
  • X-Cart

We also have experience with osCommerce / Zen Cart / CreLoaded and will develop sites using them.

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