Shipwire Order Fulfillment Automation for Virtuemart!
Shipwire is excited to announce our module for Virtuemart (Joomla) powered Web stores. Here are the install instructions –Virtuemart order fulfillment.
This is a free module provided by Shipwire.
The Shipwire module currently has been tested and supports Virtuemart version 1.1.9 with Joomla version 1.5. We believe it to be compatible with Joomla versions prior to 1.7. This is important to note as the most recent beta builds of Virtuemart for Joomla 1.7 are not supported. See more below on this.
The Virtuemart module connects to 4 Shipwire APIs
- Real-time order fulfillment
- Real-time shipping rating
- Real-time Inventory
- Real-time tracking
The Virtuemart module, while still in beta, plugs into all public Shipwire APIs. This means that you can automate the submission of orders, inventory and carrier tracking numbers between Shipwire and your Virtuemart powered store. We’re also really pleased to announce that you can display our warehouse shipping rates to your buyers in checkout. Real-time rates work across all our warehouses (and Shipwire Anywhere locations) and incorporate your Shipwire account shipping preferences. We hope the Virtuemart and Joomla community likes the module and gives us feedback.
It bears mentioning that this module is not compatible with he latest beta releases of Virtuemart 2.0.x for Joomla 1.7.x.
We want to be clear about this and explain why. We started this module a while back and the latest Virtuemart just released in December of 2011. We expect that many users will be taking their time in migration and we wanted the module to be a fit for customers today. We evaluated Virtuemart 2.0 and felt that its interfaces for shipping were not yet ready for us to consume. This was confirmed by user feedback. For these reason, our choice was to release our build for Virtuemart 1.1.9 on Joomla 1.5.
We look forward to your feedback and our participation with the community and customers using Virtuemart and Joomla.
To get started with adding Virtuemart to your Shipwire account, see the step-by-step guide Virtuemart order fulfillment.