What do you like best?
*Joomla has been my first to go to web framework and I have used it for several projects of mine, both commerce and portfolio types. And in all , for e-commerce plugin I chose virtue mart. Here is why
1. It is most popular joomla commerce plugin - which comes with an advantage of having great support base, make templates supporting it and a lot of possible customization
2. Easy to set up. Virtue mart is a plug-and-play solution for joomla. Always compatible with a latest version and has a great deal of possible tweaks in the menu.
What do you dislike?
*After long time of using virtuemart I have decided to switch for few reasons:
1. Too technical. Ui is awful and completely not welcoming for an ordinary customer. Needs a lot of work.
2. It is slow due to joomla itselа
3. No export import out of the box and no real solutions for free. It is something crucial for the e-commerce store (how would you set up products otherwise?)) So I don't understand why they chose not to include it.
Recommendations to others considering the product
*Please, make it more user-friendly and improve UI
*Also, provide developers for better tools to make their themes virtuemart-compatible
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
As being a joomla developer, I have chose virtuemart for e-commerce solutions. When starting using virtuemart I was very satisfied due to huge possibilities, but was later disappointed with several major things and decided to change a tool.