VirtueMart - Open Source Shopping Cart Software

VirtueMart Free Shopping Cart Software

Open Source Ecommerce Software Based on Joomla CMS

Grow business by creating online store with excellent open source shopping cart software. Manage Joomla website and shop from central dashboard.


VirtueMart is an open source eCommerce solution for Joomla based websites. This means users need to collectively run the Joomla website and the VirtueMart. VirtueMart is a component that built on the top of Joomla. It is released under the GNU General Public License, that means that it can be downloaded and used freely by users. It is user friendly, professional and even beginners can quickly setup shop with few minutes. To meet the needs of online stores, VirtueMart comes with various out of the box features. In addition, merchants can extend VirtueMart by installing Plugins, Components, Templates and Modules to their shop.

VirtueMart has powerful dynamic calculator that handles all the discounts, tax and currency. It is rule based and operates with various scenarios for applying a rule. Merchant can define rules such as profit margin, discounts, tax, and vattax. Every rule can have its own currency, with automatically updated rates. VirtueMart supports payment gateways such as Paypal, Klarna, Sofort Banking, and Skrill. It also supports COD (Cash On Delivery), so customers without credit card can shop. Moreover, store owners can find many payments services extensions at VirtueMart marketplace and use them.

Merchants can really use the power of Joomla for managing access rights of employees. In addition, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) features allow companies to gain search engine rankings and draw more traffic. Multilingual features allow businesses to grow their business worldwide. Finally, gather input from consumers with the help of product review and rating features. This will help customers to decide when selecting the product.

System Requirements

VirtueMart is PHP, Joomla and MySQL based open source shopping cart software. Current requirements for VirtueMart include:

  • Web Server (Apache / Nginx)
  • Joomla 3.0 or greater
  • PHP 5.3 or greater
  • MySQL 5.5 or greater


VirtueMart provides all the modern features and some of the key features are:

  • Inventory management
  • Orders management
  • Promote products
  • Supports SEF/SEO
  • Control stock
  • Shipping and payments handling
  • Powerful dynamic calculator
  • Run a multilingual shop
  • Seamless checkout process
  • Marketing promotion and tools

Installation Instructions

  • Download latest version from:
  • Unzip the downloaded file. After extracting, you can see three zipped files.
  • Login to the admin panel of Joomla website.
  • Navigate to Extensions –>Manage –> Install
  • First, install the Virtuemart core component by archive.
  • After that, install the component This will install the free modules and plugins of Virtuemart.
  • Finally, install the component This will allow users to print documents.