Here we would like to advise our customers on proper configuration of Virtuemart and One Page Checkout for various international uses such as United States tax mode (per state), European tax mode and Zero decimals rounding for Swedish and Hungarian
One Page Checkout Component for VirtueMart 1.1 & VirtueMart 2
This is true one page checkout for VirtueMart. This is a MUST HAVE for VirtueMart and makes checkout process much more comfortable and provides many features which are missing in basic VirtueMart configuration. As far as our customers say, it really raises your sales. Our company specializes on VirtueMart and Joomla modifications which make user experience better such as speed optimalization, checkout process and SEO. Our business model is based on providing complete ecommerce solutions based on VirtueMart and Joomla which we support by various marketing activities and we take provisions of sales of our hosting customers. This was the number one reason to create this component - to raise sales of our hosting customers and it was sucessfully done. We develop this component since 2008 and we provide continuous support for it every day.
How does it work
- Customer chooses a product from the shop, sets amount and parameters
- Customer clicks on "show basket" link anywhere on your site
- One page checkout including basket is shown and customer can fill the form, or log in
- If customer chooses for example a paypal payment method he will be noticed at the bottom of the page (above button and on the button) that by clicking the button he will be redirected directly to PayPal (it means he will not get to Thank You page, but the order will be saved)
- After sucessfull payment he will be redirected back to Virtuemart (according to return link in notify.php in your VM installation) which is usually a result page.
- If he chooses a payment method which generates an iframe into Thank You page, he will be redirected to custom onepage.checkout thank you page which shows your language set thank you string variable, common Virtuemart thank you page (according to you template), the iframe of payment processor and right underneath will be the cart summary with all the fees including shipping and paymenet fees or discounts
If the email address of your customer is the most valuable information for you, we created an extension for OPC which asks for customer's email address twice. This is usefull when using silent registration where username is automatically created by customer's email address.
This extension was created to filter free shipping only to one country selected by shop administrator. Recently we also created an extended version of this extension to filter free shipping. (since 1.2.264)
Free shipping will not show for any of these parameters when configured:
- if the country is not in the list
- if a product is larger than x units
- if a product is heavier then x units
You can also set an order total amount which will turn off this extension.
Our component supports adding products to the cart by a link from anywhere in your shop or from outside the shop, you can configure this One Page Checkout extension to delete content of the cart before adding a product from url parameters. For an example, have a look on our demo sites.
This extension was firsly created for Magazine subscription where it was the only product on the site. It is particularly usefull for event registration or similarly. The link to the cart can be used from external sites if you are having a specialized marketing site.
One Page Checkout supports any type of tax configuration and was implemented in North America and EU on many sites. It works well with tax rate based on vendor address or tax rate based on shipping address. We also added a special mode if all of your products and shipping is configured without tax, but you still want to add a tax rate to be shown on the checkout steps. Taxes are automatically generated on address change due to shipping change. This component also supports AWO Coupons and other coupon systems. If you encounter a problem with tax display we will fix it for you for no additional charge in both versions of OPC.
This component can send data to Google with your installed analytics account and you will be able to track customers by each order.Please note, that you have to have Ecommerce tracking enabled in your Analytics account and analytics properly installed.
This component supports any type of Virtuemart or Joomla registration. We recommend to use silent registration with activated joomla registration and no activation necessary for new accounts. One page checkout component will work also with disabled Joomla registration. We managed to be able to register users even if they are already registered with their own email, therefore they don't need to ask for a password if they don't know it or don't remember it, but just create an order. Shoppers with duplicit email will be automatically unlogged after purchase.
One Page Checkout component supports Shipping inside basket. It will be in select dropdown box with dynamicly updated information in the basket and at the bottom of the checkout page. You need to turn on this feature in the configurator.
The component supports full Terms of service in scrollable textarea in checkout from your shop.tos or directly from an article. Article will be stripped of any html tags to unformat it.
In Virtuemart 2, the terms of service configuration is fetched from Virtuemart's checkout configuration: show full terms of service at checkout. The terms of service still can be altered changed by an article Id.
Onepage Checkout Component from RuposTel uses own template files where the order of checkout sections can be easily set up. By default they use your standard Virtuemart themes, but you can override any CSS style in the configurator and add it to Onepage CSS file. It also has inbuilt basket which will do the same as your basket.b2c and basket.b2b, but will show shipping and payment fees optionally. For future updates we plan to create more inbuilt templates with muti column design and much more.
Our component supports all shipping methods including those that make API queries toward the provider. It is using AJAX to load the shipping information and draw the shipping section. If you customer has no support for AJAX, the component will load standard Virtuemart checkout.
One Page Checkout is according to many studies a must have for your shop, it raises your sales by making the checkout much faster, less complicated and more transparent. Transparecy and simplicity is one of the basic pillars of sales. We worked hard to make this One Page Checkout Component as user friendly as possible. We implemented it on shops in every region of world including China, USA, Europe, Australia, Izrael and Russia. It supports all payment gateways which don't require Virtuemart hack and any shipping methods including UPSv2 and others. We also provide support for payment gateways which do require Virtuemart modification by merging your payment gateway with our component. Once we merge it, it is avaiable in a new version of One Page Checkout which is then accessible for all our customers.