Since Virtuemart 2.0.20 there is a new One Page Checkout feature included in the core Virtuemart. We decided to compare the inbuilt One Page Checkout soluton with our own extension. The main difference is that Virtuemart's core solution is NOT a One Page Checkout because it requires the customers to visit another page to enter address and return back. Our solution tries to make the process of the checkout much more simple with a minimum amount of clicks needed, no additional pages need to be displayed and all data, methods and taxes are automatically calculated during the filling of the address.
One Page Checkout for VirtueMart
Runs on Virtuemart 1.1 & VirtueMart 2.0.x
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.
Why do you need our extension
- it makes checkout process much more simple and straitforward compared to the basic checkout in Virtuemart, all steps including registration or address management are at the single page
- it adds vast opportunities to your e-system such as direct link to the checkout that can be used from email campaings, event or magazine subscriptions, groupon like systems or for a single product sites, this feature also supports a custom article above the basket or coupons that will be automatically applied
- it adds many features to the registration such as email as username, change of shopper group per detected IP country or joomla language, it works with various 3rd party EU VAT checkers, it can work in single field registration where only email is required or shown
- it adds many features to the shipping and ship to section where it can be easily disabled for digital products
- it supports a feature to disable a payment method per user selected shipping method
- it includes a plugin to track your orders per your affiliates such as google analytics or adwords
- it comes with fully styled responsive themes that run on all known 3rd party Virtuemart or Joomla templates
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
No Core Hack
One Page Checkout for Virtuemart 2 uses Joomla's plugin system to load it's files and NO CORE HACK is needed.
Since OPC 2.0.197 we had included a further support for add-to-cart as link functionality which now supports auto coupon that can be processed either by Virtuemart or your 3rd party extension such as AWO Coupons and also a special article above the basket that will be shown when using this feature. This feature is intended for those who do the marketing campaings over emails and would like to provide a direct link to the cart (with a product or a set of products) with coupon code that will be automatically applied for such links from the email and also additional information for the customer above the basket.
Since OPC2 for Virtuemart 2 version 2.0.211 we had added a sophisticated order tracking feature which will notify your advertisement providers per specific order status set at the configuration.
Since version of OPC2.0.216 OPC is able to render editable attributes directly in the cart. The price will be updated among any changes to the attributes.
One Page Checkout for Virtuemart (both versions) fully supports Klarna payment and compared to the classic Virtuemart checkout, it simplifies the checkout with Klarna. It doesn't asks for the fields such as the SSN twice but uses Virtuemart shopper fields to collect these information. When OPC and Klarna are run from Sweden, you may enable auto address feature for Klarna where the customer after filling his SSN and clicking the button will see all of his fields at the checkout page filled.
One Page Checkout for Virtuemart (both versions) is using your Virtuemart's language files and thus it works on all languages. OPC2 fully supports multilanguage Joomla and also adds many new features to multi language ecommerce. OPC1 supports Joomfish. 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
Dear friends, we finally translated the backend configuration into English, Dutch, Greek, Spanish, Russian, and Slovak. English translation is the default. We are looking for translators who would like to make our extension truly international.
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.
One Page Checkout supports shipping (and/or payment) as select dropdown box. It can be either inside basket or at its shipping position. All shipping methods are supported including UPS-like shipping methods.
One Page Checkout was implemented on sites which use Right To Left logic on both OPC on Virtuemart 1.1.x and OPC2 on Virtuemart 2.0.x. These are the latest css3 mobile ready RTL screenshots from OPC2 for Virtuemart 2.
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.
You may set up Free shipping as an option and also let show other shipping methods. This is particular usefull when you want customers to be able to select 24h delivery while standard delivery is free. This feature works with any type of shipipng methods.
If you use shipping methods such as "pick up in store", or "payment on delivery", you may disable a payment methods which will not be avaiable for these shipping methods. For this feature to work correctly we recommend to move shipping above payment in One Page Checkout templates. This feature works only with standard shipping shipping class.
One Page checkout supports SSL on your shop.cart page. You will need to have valid SECUREURL in the configuration of Virtuemart. We also recommend to turn on "generally prevent SSL" so that other pages are not loaded with SSL. If your SSL runs correctly on your previous checkout steps, there is no need for extra configuration in Virtuemart, just to turn on SSL in One Page Checkout configurator.
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 also work 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 for Virtuemart 2 loads from it's helper plugin and to disable all functionality of OPC you only need to disable the plugin or check the appropriate checkbox within the OPC backend.
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.