1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Magento vs Virtuemart

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by psychotronic, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. #1
    I have used virtuemart for a quite long time, but lately found magento is also a good alternative for shopping cart script
    Which one the best shopping cart you think?
    SEMrush
     
    psychotronic, Aug 22, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Nigel Lew

    Nigel Lew Notable Member

    Messages:
    4,641
    Likes Received:
    401
    Best Answers:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    295
    #2
    You can't compare the 2. Magento kills it. From the function to the graphical separation.

    hope that helps,
    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Aug 22, 2008 IP
    Athisa likes this.
  3. psychotronic

    psychotronic Peon

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    so what makes magneto better?
    My opinions :
    - Most of all magento features is also available in virtuemart
    - Virtuemart have alot of plugins that will make vm more powerfull
    - there's a lot of joomla templates with can beat magento design too.

    For the first sight actually love 2 magento features (that actually not available natively on vm):
    - price by range (well actually there's similiar plugin for vm developed by templateplazza.com http://demo.templateplazza.net/?template=eshop_plazza but will need to join the template club to get this plugin)
    - compare product ( there's available plugin for this for vm, but i can't get it working properly with vm version 1.1 http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=26061.0 )
     
    psychotronic, Aug 22, 2008 IP
  4. Nick252

    Nick252 Active Member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    19
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #4
    magento is very good script but is new , virtuemart has a very big community and you can find solution to any problem or modification + they are hundreds joomla templates
     
    Nick252, Aug 23, 2008 IP
  5. e-stonia

    e-stonia Active Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    73
    #5
    Magento seems better but what I have experienced is that Magento is much slower. Anybody noticed that?
     
    e-stonia, Oct 18, 2008 IP
  6. Sunlust

    Sunlust Active Member

    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #6
    There are few more features that Magento has and virtuemart doesn't. For example those cool promotions like buy "5 items, pay for 4" etc,

    I only visited the demo shop, but I didn't notice any difference between Virtuemart and Magento.
     
    Sunlust, Oct 24, 2008 IP
  7. kye172

    kye172 Peon

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    Magento is still too early in development for running a live site with in my opinion, certain things still need "polishing" so to speak

    Give it sometime however, and Magento will be the king.
     
    kye172, Oct 24, 2008 IP
  8. aathuls

    aathuls Peon

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    Virtuemart has transformed into the only shopping cart solution for Joomla CMS.
     
    aathuls, Oct 28, 2008 IP
  9. schlogo

    schlogo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,615
    Likes Received:
    26
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    140
    #9
    schlogo, Jan 24, 2009 IP
  10. NeoAkira

    NeoAkira Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    #10
    Magento is real good but is slower due to its architecture and needs also more Resources.

    Prestashop (prestashop.com) is also a nice, new and very fast Script with a rapid growing community.

    Drupal in Combination with ubercard (ubercart.org) is also a really powerful combination with rapid growing community.
     
    NeoAkira, Jan 28, 2009 IP
  11. sellhousefast

    sellhousefast Active Member

    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    #11
    I use Magneto but I am brand loyal and can't see myself changing.
     
    sellhousefast, Feb 25, 2009 IP
  12. proxywhereabouts

    proxywhereabouts Notable Member

    Messages:
    4,027
    Likes Received:
    110
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    200
    #12
    Any of you know which script (FREE) that has free template for adult products? Such as lingerie etc.
    I have been searching but find no free template. :(
     
    proxywhereabouts, Feb 25, 2009 IP
  13. DescriptiveName

    DescriptiveName Peon

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #13
    I very much like prestashop, but they only do paypal standard. No way to accept credit cards directly on site. Development is quiet and their official forum is a little weak on support.
     
    DescriptiveName, Feb 25, 2009 IP
  14. e-stonia

    e-stonia Active Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    73
    #14
    Done lot of research and used both now. Magento is way better but takes bit longer to get around with it and learn to build skins for it. But once you know it - you love it. Just get a proper dedicated server with few gigs of memory and your Magento will be fast, too!

    We took Bytemark's dedicated atom server with 4GB memory and Magento rocks. If you want to share the hosting, then contact me - it's reliable provider and we're happy customers now for more than a year.
     
    e-stonia, Mar 6, 2009 IP
  15. zealus

    zealus Active Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    93
    #15
    Can't say anything bad about Magento yet, but there's a lot of things that look real ugly once you start customizing VirtueMart/Joomla combo. If a next major version of VirtueMart will be anywhere near the mess there is right now - OUCH! I would switch in a blink.
     
    zealus, Mar 6, 2009 IP
  16. mg1313

    mg1313 Peon

    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    13
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #16
    Have you thought about Zencart, osCommerce, Cubecart, Opencart? These could be alternatives too to Magento or Virtuemart...
     
    mg1313, Mar 8, 2009 IP
  17. Hoodala

    Hoodala Peon

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    24
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #17
    I use virtuemart a lot and like the application but if you are running a pure shopping site then zencart is my favorite despite it's lack of new programming. i have also been playing around with the new wordpress cart by instinct. It also seems to get the job done and wordpress is starting to become a world class CMS, which may make it the best choice.
     
    Hoodala, Mar 8, 2009 IP
  18. jvfconsulting

    jvfconsulting Active Member

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    12
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #18
    We use Magento with all of our custom websites and it works great for whats out there. Our only complaint is there is no Drop Shipper functionality!
     
    jvfconsulting, Mar 11, 2009 IP
  19. masgov

    masgov Member

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    #19
    magento is resource eater, you will need dedicated server to run your ecommmerce website at acceptable speed.If not? then it will be dead slow..
     
    masgov, Mar 11, 2009 IP
  20. Dhvanesh

    Dhvanesh Peon

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #20
    Hi,

    Our Magento development team says it combines the flexibility of open-source technology with industry leading features to provide merchants unprecedented control over online store operations. It also a great open source technology as point of view SEO. It gives you auto generated Google Sitemap, Meta for your products and category pages and much more…
     
    Dhvanesh, May 2, 2009 IP