07 Apr, 2016

Nowadays, building the online shops are more important shop owners. They will help them to show many products with more information such as product image, price, the origin, and description. It is convenient for customers who can buy products from online shops directly.

 There are many e-Commerce extensions on the Joomla market. How do you find the right one for your Joomla website?

To assist your choice and save your time, we have made this guide to help you find the right e- Commerce extension.

This guide will walk you through 3 of best Joomla e-Commerce extensions currently available.



VirtueMart is considered the pioneer of the e- Commerce extensions in Joomla. It has built since 2006 and been on a long journey over the last 10 years. VirtueMart became the most popular open source e-Commerce platform with more features, it is easy to for you to customize, clearer architecture, more stable interface, and more effective performance.

VirtueMart 3 was released at the end of  last year with many new easing features and including Joomla 3.x support appreciated by shop owners and developers.

Price: Free

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 & 3.x


Download: http://virtuemart.net/downloads 


Main Features:

-       Fully packaged features

-       Easy to use and customize.

-       Various templates and layout per category.

-       Extremely strong community and documentation

-       Multilingual

-       Maintain all Joomla 2.5 product support.



JoomShopping is a lightweight, user-friendly, quick and simple solution to get a shop. The shop can be used for selling different products. There are also functions on the online stores for selling music files or videos. Product can show with texts, pictures in the online store and also audio or video files which can be added to description in the shop

Price: Free

Compatible: Joomla 2.5 & 3.x

Demo: http://demo.joomshopping.com/

Download: https://www.webdesigner-profi.de/joomla-webdesign/joomla-shop/downloads.html


Main Features:

-       Quick, easy to start and configure

-       Maintain all Joomla 2.5 product support.

-       Helpful documentation.



Hikashop is a powerful and easy to use, comes with unlimited possibilities. HikaShop Starter, HikaShop Essential, and HikaShopBussines are included in all its editions.

If you choose Hikashop to build your eCommerce website, you need to know a bit about HTML and CSS to beautify and tweak it around. However, do not let just that put you off. HikaShop has been received a huge number of positive reviews due to its powerful features package.

Price: Free (Only starting version. Premium versions are available with more features)

Compatibility: Joomla 2.5 & 3.X



Documentation: http://www.hikashop.com/support/documentation.html

Main Features:

-       Fully packaged features

-       User-friendly and flexible interface with powerful dashboard customization.

-       Quick and easy to setup.

-       Great forum support and documentation.

-       Powerful SEO included in order to improve your visibility on search engines.

-       Social networks support(Twitter and Facebook).

-       Support multilingual content edition.


We have listed the products according to our experience. Three extensions are helpful and easy to customize. You can choose one of these three extensions to make your e –Commerce website the best. However, remember to evaluate them carefully before you decide what extensions are suitable for you because this depends on your business’s needs.

And if you find other e-Commerce extensions amazing and unique, do not forget to share which Joomla eCommerce extension people are using for your online shop.    

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