Joomla! webshop

Joomla! is a content management system that can be used for many purposes to convey your presence on the internet. With the Joomla! CMS it is, among other things, possible to sell products on the internet. By downloading an extension you can turn your website into a webshop.

At Indeks Solutions we are happy to help you with the development of a Joomla! online store. We use the webshop software VirtueMart or J2Store for this. Two very versatile webshop extensions that easily provide you with an online store.

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Webshop with VirtueMart

The oldest, still working and maintained webshop extension for Joomla! Is VirtueMart. What started as phpShop for Mambo in 1997, has been the best known e-commerce extension for Joomla since 2005.

Community & documentation

Because more than a quarter of a million companies use VirtueMart, a large community is active that releases new extensions and helps solve problems. VirtueMart itself also offers a wiki with documentation.

VirtueMart is free and open source. Because everyone is allowed to develop for VirtueMart, there is a large library of free and paid extensions which you can download to provide your VirtueMart webshop with extra functionalities.

User environment

Anyone who has ever worked with WooCommerce for WordPress will immediately recognize the user environment at the back-end of the webshop in terms of functionalities. VirtueMart is an in Joomla! integrated extension with its own user environment.
Just like Joomla! the webshop extension supports many languages ​​and the user environment will also be displayed directly in the language of the CMS.

The webshop software from VirtueMart is SEO friendly. Your products will therefore be easy to find in the search engines.

Functionalities

VirtueMart supports many currencies and has extensive options for setting VAT rates and shipping costs.

Where Joomla! excels in control over user groups and user roles, VirtueMart offers the possibility to use these to display specific prices, promotions and more for every type of user.

A web store usually has a catalog, but it may happen that you want to display a catalog, but do not want to sell the products offered directly from the website. VirtueMart offers the possibility to organize your catalog in such a way, without ordering options.

Benefits of a Joomla! Webshop with VirtueMart

  • Easy to expand with the many free or paid extensions.
  • Different payment methods possible.
  • Check out without registering.
  • Multiple currencies possible.
  • Supports multiple languages.
  • Complete control over VAT representation per user and location.
  • In addition, VAT, prices, shipping costs and more based on user role.
  • Product reviews and ratings.
  • Support for both physical products and digital downloads.
  • Unlimited amount of products.
  • Reports for tax returns can be downloaded.
  • Automatic order confirmation.
  • CSV import/export possible with extension.

Webshop with J2Store

Although not the largest and not the earliest, J2Store is often the most praised webshop extension for Joomla! by people who have worked with it.
This is due to the very simple installation and ease of use from the first use. In addition, it is an extensive system with nothing missing and the team behind J2Store offers impressive support; they do not stop until they have solved your problem with your J2Store webshop.

Community & documentation

In addition to the support that the team behind J2Store offers, there is also an active community where you can submit your questions. However, if you want to first try to find the solution yourself, it is quite possible that you will find it in the extensive documentation. Everything starting from the installation is explained in text, images and videos.

Easily add products

When someone is already used to Joomla! as a system, he or she is also familiar with adding articles for blog messages. The same articles are used with J2Store to add products to the webshop.

Extensive functionalities

J2Store is free, but also expandable. With the installation of the free version comes an extensive set of functionalities. For small web shops, the functionalities offered are more than sufficient, but J2Store also offers a library with both free and paid apps to add more functionalities.

Next to a free version J2Store has a paid professional version, with half-yearly payment and support for 5 websites. For developers, J2Store also has a paid version with annual payment and support for an unlimited number of websites. Both offer more functionalities and priority on support over the free version.
When you stop using the paid version, you keep the extra functionalities, but you no longer receive updates and priority on support.

Benefits of a Joomla! webshop with J2Store

  • Excellent for small-scale web shops.
  • Easy installation.
  • Easy to understand from the first use.
  • Extensive basic functionalities and expandable.
  • After canceling a Pro subscription, you retain the functionalities.
  • Very good personal support from the makers themselves.
  • Detailed documentation with images and videos.
  • Unlimited amount of products.
  • Integration with Dropbox and Amazon.
  • Physical, downloadable and virtual products such as subscriptions and memberships.
  • Multi currency support.
  • Complete control over translations.
  • Many well-known payment platforms and package services directly integrated.
  • CSV import/export supported.

How to have a custom website with database made in 5 steps

You first need to have a good idea of ​​your wishes for your Joomla! Online store. The better your image is and you can write it down, the faster the development will be. You can ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of your webshop?
  • For example, do you want to reach more people?
  • Do you want to increase your sales?
  • Who is your target group?
  • What will you do to ensure that customers come back to your webshop?
  • Are you going to send newsletters?
  • Are you going to use offers?
  • Do you already have a domain name? If not, is the desired domain name still available?
  • Which shipping methods will you use?
  • Which payment methods do you offer your customers?

Now that you have a good and clear picture of your wishes, you can start thinking about what you think you need to make your website a reality.

Which pages do you expect you might need?

As a basis you need an overview of your offered products and/or services and a page per product and/or service where you can find more information. Then there are the legally required pages such as a terms & conditions, privacy statement and cookie policy when cookies are used.
Other pages you can have are an about us page where you can tell more about your company, a contact page and a page about shipping costs.
There are of course many more options, determine what you expect you might need. You can look at your competitors for inspiration.

Which functions do you want on your webshop?

A web store naturally has all sorts of functionalities for selling your products; adding products to an online shopping cart, calculate shipping costs and checking out. It is important to know what information you request from your customer and what options there are for the customer in terms of shipping. Can the customer perhaps pick up the order in the store instead?

Are there products that are closely related to each other and are often sold together? Then it might be a good idea to recommend product A to product B and vice versa.

How do you want to guide your visitors through your online business?

What information will you show when a visitor comes to your homepage? If you have unique sales arguments that distinguish you from your competitors, you can place them on your homepage. You can also recommend specific products that are, for example, new or on sale.

How will you organize your web store? Think of categories and tags that you can attach to products. How do you want visitors to find these products?

If you are not sure what the best approach is for your website, our web designer will be happy to help you on your way to optimum ease of use for you and your visitors.

Now that there is a concept for your Joomla! web store and you know which pages you need and which functionalities should be added to your webshop, it is time to develop the web store.

Corporate identity

Your webshop must be recognizable as part of your business. It is therefore important that the website is designed based on your corporate identity.

Do you not have a corporate identity yet? Our designer is happy to help you with a well-designed corporate identity that fits your company and brand.

Photography

The photos of your products are very important in a webshop. Your visitors will get a good impression of the product that they are going to purchase.
To ensure that the website is fast, you must have good-quality photos which’s file size is small. If you need help with this, we will gladly help you on your way.

Texts

When you write texts for your products and/or services you must take into account what information the customer is looking for. Make sure you have a good description of the product that contains words that your visitor might be looking for.

Products

To be able to add products to your web store, it is important to prepare in advance which products you will add and in which categories they’ll be placed.

If you use a program such as Microsoft Excel to process your products in a well-organized manner, consider using that file to create a CSV file. A CSV file lets you import products in bulk easily and you’ll also have a local backup of all your products.

Search engine optimization (SEO)

In order to actually be able to sell products, it is important that your texts are optimized to be found. This way your potential customers can search by the name of the product or the SKU. Location also plays an important part in this. Sometimes people are searching in the neighborhood directly.

When your new Joomla! webshop is finished, it is first extensively tested in different browsers and on different screen sizes. We look at the functionalities and layout of your website. Is an email sent when something is ordered? Are the prices corrected when something’s on sale? Is there enough whitespace between elements?

Before your webshop goes live, you have the opportunity to use a revision. For example, you may want to have a different text or want to change the color of a button. Make a list of all elements that you see, that way we can quickly adjust them for you.

Maintenance

It is important that you keep your webshop up-to-date. This applies to the plugins and version of Joomla!, but also to your inventory. Do you have new products? Are there products that are no longer being sold?
When you sell many products on your website, you will also have a large database. It is therefore important to regularly backup your database, should anything ever go wrong.

I want to know more about the maintenance of my webshop

WordPress webshop

Are you not familiar with Joomla!, but do know WordPress? It is also possible to have a WordPress webshop developed by Indeks Solutions. The WooCommerce plugin will be used to append the CMS with online shopping options.

I want a WordPress webshop

Prices

Base

from

€ 1.199,00 *

incl. tax
  • 60 minute session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
  • 1 pencil sketch of the landingpage
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • Contact
    • Login
    • Register
    • Forgot password
    • Blog/news
    • Pages
    • Contact form
    • SEO
    • Products
    • Order and checkout
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Cookie Hint
    • J2Store or VirtueMart
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 1 revision**
  • Delivery of website

Advanced

from

€ 4.799,00 *

incl. tax
    • 60 minutes session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
    • 30 minutes session explaining SEO and advice
  • 1 concept design per page
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • Contact
    • 1 extra page of your choice
    • Login
    • Register
    • Forgot password
    • Blog/news
    • Pages
    • Contact form
    • SEO
    • Products
    • Order and checkout
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Cookie Hint
    • J2Store or VirtueMart
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 2 revision**
  • Delivery of website

Pro

from

€ 9.999,00 *

incl. tax
    • 120 minutes session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
    • 30 minutes session explaining SEO and advice
  • 1 wireframe per page
  • 2 concept designs per page
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • Contact
    • 3 extra page's of your choice
    • Login
    • Register
    • Forgot password
    • Blog/news
    • Pages
    • Contact
    • SEO
    • Products
    • Order and checkout
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Cookie Hint
    • J2Store or VirtueMart
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 3 revision**
  • Delivery of website

Expert

from

€ 15.999,00 *

incl. tax
    • 120 minutes session with a webdeveloper and a webdesigner
    • 60 minutes session explaining SEO and advice
  • 2 wireframes per frontend page
  • 2 concept designs per frontend page
    • Landingpage (home)
    • 404 error (page not found)
    • Privacy statement
    • Terms & conditons
    • Cookie consent
    • Contact
    • 5 extra page's of your choice
    • Login
    • Register
    • Forgot password
    • Blog/news
    • Pages
    • Contact
    • SEO
    • Products
    • Order and checkout
    • Social media links
    • Google analytics
    • Google maps (embed or link)
    • Cookie notice
    • Cookie Hint
    • J2Store or VirtueMart
  • 1 language (Dutch or English)
  • Responsive design
  • Styling and layout based on supplied corporate identity
  • 5 revision**
  • Delivery of website

* More pages possible for € 199.00 (incl. VAT) per page (without wireframe, without concept design) Extra wireframe for € 199,00 (incl. VAT) per wireframe
Extra conceptontwerp for € 299,00 (incl. VAT) per conceptontwerp
** More revisions possible for € 299,00 (incl. VAT) per revision

Make your Joomla! webshop even better!

To increase the conversion of your webshop, it is important that the texts and your promotional material are coherent. You can promote your webshop both online and offline using our other services.