With the increase of shopping sites every year, the Joomla extensions are also growing in numbers. Users will always prefer convenient and easily accessible stores. You may be selling food, clothes, shoes, or automobile parts, and the shopping carts should always be well-designed. You require specific software for the proper functioning of the websites and to make the site user-friendly. Now, let us go through some of the shopping cart extensions from Joomla.



Specially designed for the Joomla platform, this particular shopping cart can be used for various features and potent functionalities. It is free of cost and can be considered one of the most popular shopping carts today. Here are the features of VirtueMart:

  • All the categories are nested and can be grouped very easily
  • Convenient address book is present
  • It includes a simple installation process and the proper integration methods with other Joomla extensions
  • Both brief and in-depth description of the products are available
  • Dynamic calculator is present
  • The third parties for payment and the shipment are dependent on the groups of shoppers
  • Pricing rates are adjustable
  • The input forms of the shoppers are easily customizable
  • The checkout process is completely anonymous
  • The default billing and shipping address can be inserted
  • Compatible with Joomla 3 version

Therefore VirtueMart can be very much suitable for the medium-sized budget business, for example, an item size of a maximum of 100 items. VirtueMart templates designed by HotThemes have VirtueMart component pre-installed with demo data included. Using any of these templates is the easiest way to set up your e-commerce store.

Responsive Joomla Cosmetics template

In the above example, you can see the Hot Cosmetics template powered by VirtueMart. This is just one of our VirtueMart templates with full support for this e-commerce component.



If you are looking for a simple setup with not much functionality, you can opt for the HikaShop. You can always be updated with this popular extension which provides proper service and support. Let us go through the features of this extension:

  • Payment plug-ins are present in large numbers which are more than 60
  • The checkout process is customizable
  • The dashboard is powerful and contain various features
  • Very less amount of steps in the checkout process for confirming a large number of orders
  • The custom fields are present for the user addresses
  • The Re-captcha plug-ins for enabling you for displaying the re-captcha in the registration forms
  • Starter versions are free of cost. The paid versions are available with various features
  • Community Builder and the JomSocial can be integrated with the extension by the orders of the user’s profiles
  • For the offline processing, the credit card plug-in is present which collects all the information about the credit cards


The Joomla shopping cart extension is very easy to access. A proper contact support service is readily available if you are facing any issues with installing and accessing them. The specially designed features of the Eshop help in working with full potential. Let us go through the core features of this shopping cart extension:

  • Checkout is possible just in one page
  • More than 20 payment gateways are present
  • The image resizing can be done automatically
  • The products can be listed in the wish-list section
  • If standard Joomla layouts can be used, the group information and the toolbars can easily be accessed
  • More than 10 shipping methods are available
  • The tax rates are multiple and are based on the Zones and the GeoZones functionality
My Muse


Specially designed for selling audio, video files, and mp3 tracks, this extension can be used with various custom features. The features can be explained as

  • The taxes and the shipping rates can easily be modified
  • The product categories can easily be created
  • Music and the videos may have the preview option before buying them finally

J2 Store

This extension can help to convert the articles into products. For understanding the basic features, pro support documentation is easily available. Some other features can be:

  • The zoom effect of all the products can be used
  • Different additional images are available for all the products
  • Currency switcher and multi-currency support is also present
  • Downloadable goods and physical products can be sold through this extension

Now, if you want to start your e-commerce store, you must be aware of all the Joomla shopping cart extensions. You should provide a clean platform to your users free from crashes and bugs. Depending on the size of your business, select the best suitable Joomla shopping cart extension for your e-commerce store.

Joomla iPhone Template

You can use this template to sell mobile devices and equipment. It is powered by an easy-to-use e-commerce component J2Store.

Author Bio:

Jack Dawson is a web developer and UI/UX specialist at BigDropInc. He works at a design, branding, and marketing firm, having founded the same firm 9 years ago. He likes to share knowledge and points of view with other developers and consumers on platforms.