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This is a general question to get some advice. What is the best e-commerce or shopping cart extension that is compliant with your templates and also compliant with Paypal? So I want an e-commerce solution for Joomla that will work with your templates and it should be able to integrate Paypal as the merchant?
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Are you looking at using a specific template ?

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No. The template doesn't really matter, what I am interested in is options for the e-commerce solution. So checkfront is popular but I don't think checkfront is compatible with Paypal. So what are my alternatives?
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It's not something I've come across before - I see they do provide a Joomla plugin for it but compatibility wise its hard to be sure
Likely you would need to add styling support for it

Users commonly use Hikashop but not sure if it supports those features

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MijoShop is my choice
Have a friend who we put 1,000 items into.
Taking the photos was the biggest issue
What I love is that you enter the data into an xlsx file and upload.
Any price change ... make the change and upgrade using the incremental change
Works with JB just brilliantly
1 page checkout
Paypal and another 29+ Payment Gateways
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Thanks Andrew :)
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We use HikaShop and J2Store with JB templates.

Choice is usually down to the site and user, plus budget. J2Store is easier to integrate as it works within Joomla articles. Generally we use for smaller site that add on ecommerce as it is easier to learn. HikaShop we use on sites that are built more to focus on ecommerce, it is more complex to setup however has as stronger feature set.

We have used both with PayPal, and both support PayPal options well. Both offer free versions, however if you intend to do anything serious with them you will need a paid version to access all the functionality and support.

In terms of JB templates, both work fine to display the basics and both work with bootstrap. If you want to go beyond the basics you will need to consider layout overrides and CSS styling of the component which is not going to be provided by any template. Both are well supported and with basic coding you should be fine, I'm sure JB would be able to help you under there custom support blocks - www.joomlabamboo.com/custom-development

For small ecommerce site it is worth taking a look at PayPal's website as they offer the basic code for inserting buttons directly and running small carts from within PayPal. In many cases this will avoid needing a shopping cart component at all, and is less maintenance of the Joomla site and application going forward. Depends on your needs.

I hope that gives you a few pointer for your site.

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Thanks, Guys proving a good thread :)

And great avatar :)

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