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JoomStew Radio – October 13, 2010 – Extension Series – Ecommerce

Babs Gösgens

Babs Gösgens

Matt Lipscomb

Matt Lipscomb

Cristina Solana

Cristina Solana


JoomStew is joined by Babs Gösgens of Crossing Hippos, Matt Lipscomb of USA Freelancers, and Cristina  Solana of Nightshift Creative for an open discussion about their experience with Joomla! ecommerce extensions, including Virtuemart, Tienda, redSHOP and MageBridge (Magento).

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The following questions were put to our guests in an open fashion:

Ecommerce Carts are rather large components, with additional extensions, can you tell us your experience with how each is bundled? Are they a 1 click installation?

What is significant about the various configuration interfaces you have encountered? What are your tips for setting that up?

What is your checklist of items when setting up an ecommerce website (i.e. secure cert, payment system modules, etc.)

Let’s talk about the templates for each cart for a minute...

Which carts allow for easy import/export of products, thumbnails, prices, etc. in a spreadsheet? Do they use standard CSV files?

Let’s talk about online payments: Paypal, Google Checkout, secure online bank account, or secure gateway.

Bad Boy of the Week:

Amy Stephen for Branding the new Joomla 1.6 Distribution from ATAAW.

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NOVA Joomla Users Group for their never ending work putting the JoomlaDayDC event together!

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About Alice Grevet

American expat in France and Joomla! freelance web designer specializing in non-profits. Co-editor for Feature Stories, Joomla! Community Magazine.