To migrate to Virtuemart you will need at least Joomla! 1.5 version, PHP version 5.2 and version 5.3, and of course MySQL 5. Virtuemart itself has over 500 features that may make your online business stronger and more active by helping you generate more sales. Virtuemart offers modules, templates, components and plugins that you can use for your Virtuemart shop. Because Virtuemart works for the hand in glove with Joomla! you may use the Joomla! plugins for coupons, payments, shipments, computing procedures, and even custom product fields.
Virtuemart will accommodate your SEO requirements by supplying necessary meta tags, nested categories and offer the right description plus multiple media. Product descriptions can be short or long and will give the correct size and weight dimensions of the product being sold. Related products will also be offered as well as ratings and reviews that may influence the buying decision of your customers. Naturally, pricing is a very important consideration for your shopping audience so that too is provided with pricing, price display, payments, and shipments based on shopper groups. Interestingly, Virtuemart can help you compute the right payment based on the currency your customer prefers to use.